Records Management Unit

Information Awareness Month 2012

The Australian Society of Archivists is running a free seminar in Hobart on the 23rd of May as part of Information Awareness Month for 2012. The seminar will include two speeches discussing information risk management and the use of social media in the workplace.

Information Awareness Month (IAM) is a collaborative event between various bodies within the records, archives, library and information management community. The theme for 2012 is Information on Demand: ‘a theme that covers a wide range of topics, such as social media in the workplace, information risk management and the expansion of working in the cloud’. For more information, see the Information Awareness Month website.

Ms Allegra Huxtable, the manager of government recordkeeping at the Tasmanian Archive & Heritage Office, will give a presentation on the ‘Information Challenges of Social Media’, discussing the benefits and risks resulting from the significant uptake and innovative functionality of social media and some strategies for addressing these risks.

Dr Jill Abell, the Director Information Services at the Hutchins School, will talk about ‘Building Resilience in Information Risk Management through Business Continuity Planning’, a case study of The Hutchins School IT team's development and implementation of a Disaster Recovery Plan.

The seminar will be held from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesday the 23rd of May, 2012, in the Elizabeth Street Conference Room (behind the Town Hall, entrance off Elizabeth St, through the car park). Attendance is free and afternoon tea is provided. RSVP to Nicki Ottavi on (03) 6214 4894 by the 16th of May.

Published on: 26 Apr 2012