The Records and Information Management community in Launceston is holding a free seminar on Wednesday, the 25th of May as part of Information Awareness Month. Speakers will address various issues such as standards and programs that aim to address the issue of information overload in a digital recordkeeping environment.
The seminar will be held in the Phil Leonard room of the Launceston library building, Civic Square, Launceston from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Attendance is free and afternoon tea will be provided.
Information Awareness Month (IAM) is a collaborative event between various bodies within the records, archives, library and information management community. The theme for 2011 is "Information Overload: Finding the tree in the digital forest".
The State Archivist, Ross Latham, will discuss initiatives of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO) and the Tasmanian Government in addressing issues of managing overload of digital information.
Rob Higgins from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) will discuss issues surrounding collating, cataloguing, scanning (digitising) and researching records,future scanning initiatives as well as exciting opportunities around the delivery of georeferenced historic records via the Land Information System Tasmania (the LIST) web portal.
For more information, please see the Information Awareness Month website.