2014 Events

The purpose of Information Awareness Month (IAM) is to increase public awareness of information and its place in all aspects of daily life.  The following are the events hosted in the ACT during the month of May 2014.

The purpose of Information Awareness Month (IAM) is to increase public awareness of information and its place in all aspects of daily life. The following are the events hosted in the ACT during the month of May 2014.

ACT Events
Thursday 1st May 2014 IAM Canberra Launch
IAM will be launched by Mr David Fricker, Director-General National Archives of Australia at the National Archives, ACT, Parkes. 
Attendance at the launch will be managed by personal invitation from the National Archives due to limited venue capacity.
Tuesday 13th May 2014 KM IM CM RM: What’s in YOUR Toolkit?
ACTkm seminar, presented by Langtree IM
If you have ever built a house or managed a build project, you know the importance of planning and getting things right from the ground up. If the foundations aren’t solid, the whole thing can easily topple.And having the right trades at that right times so they work in together is pretty important too. Everyone working from the same plan and adding their specialist expertise using appropriate tools for the job means a better end result.It’s the same thing when it comes to managing information and records. Using the Toolkit as the metaphor, this presentation looks at how we as KM IM CM and RM specialists can help our organisations best manage their corporate information and records. Event details: Tuesday 13 May 2014, 5.00pm-6.30pm, National Archives of Australia To register, go to actkm events
Thursday 20th May 2014 “Government Libraries in Challenging Times: Staying relevant, staying alive”
AGLIN event
The Australian Government Libraries Information Network (AGLIN) Training and Development Taskforce is holding a free panel-style event. It will feature speakers from libraries that have recently experienced challenges and worked to overcome them. Event details: Tuesday 20 May, 4.00pm-5.00pm, Ferguson Room, National Library of Australia, Parkes, Canberra. For more information and to register, email Helen Roberts aglin111@gmail.com
Thursday 29th May 2014 Information Awareness Month Conference Information: the Currency of the Digital Economy
Department of Education and Department of Employment DEEWR Theatre 50 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra 
Information: the Currency of the Digital Economy Conference
, the final event for Information Awareness Month in Canberra. Join us on Thursday 29 May to hear speakers discuss the value of information as a business and economic asset to the Australian Government and the nation. Registrations are open, with the special registration price of $410 (incl. GST) extended to Tuesday 29 April. The full registration fee will be $450 (incl. GST) after this date. Opening the conference, the Honorable Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Communications, will speak on the Australian Government’s approach to the digital economy. David Fricker, Director-General of the National Archives, will explore the themes of digital continuity, the digital economy and democratising government information. The provisional program is now available, with confirmed speakers and presentation themes. Sponsorship and exhibition enquiries are still welcome. For more information see the sponsorship and exhibition prospectus, or contact Kaigi Conferencing and Events via email tricia@kaigi.com.au or call on 02 6198 3218.
NSW Events
5th–7th May 2014 image006 HP Information Governance Forum 2014
The Information Governance Forum (IGF2014) is HP’s premiere information governance event dedicated to helping organisations overcome the challenges associated with governing enterprise information in light of escalating data volumes and increasing demands being placed on this data. This second-annual event brings together thought leaders and executives who are committed to taking back control of their data for legal, compliance, and business benefitsVenue: Hilton SydneyCost: Early Bird $895

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QLD Events
Thursday 8th May 2014

Privacy Matters

Important changes to the Privacy Act 1988 commenced on 12 March 2014. These changes included a new set of Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) that regulate the handling of personal information by organisations including, Australian Government agencies, businesses with a turnover of more than $3 million, those trading in personal information and all private health service providers. Join Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim, as he outlines the most significant changes to privacy laws in over 25 years and their affect on a large section of the community. This event is free to attend but registration is essential. Event Website: Privacy Matters Venue: Room 1.19, Sir Samuel Griffith Centre (N78), Griffith University, Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan Hosted by Griffith University Friends of the Library.

Friday 9th May 2014

Offshoring Data – The new privacy laws and getting suppliers to say “yes”.

The transfer and hosting of data offshore by Australian organisations is increasingly common. However, the new privacy laws (which came into effect on 12 March 2014) have changed the legal framework that governs offshore data transfers. Now, more than ever, any customer considering offshoring of data must ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place with its service provider and other overseas recipients of its personal information: Failure to do so has potentially serious implications. Join us for an interactive session where our panel of legal and technology experts will examine the commercial and legal considerations that any customer considering offshoring data needs to assess so as to ensure compliance with new privacy laws.

  • Corrs will discuss the application of new Australian Privacy Principle 8, and the related section 16C of the Privacy Act for the private sector, together with the position under the Queensland Information Privacy Act 2009 for the Queensland government and its agencies.
  • Glentworth will outline a pragmatic approach to identifying appropriate arrangements, and how these are then implemented with service providers to ensure you meet your privacy obligations.

EVENT DETAILS Friday 9 May 2014, 7.45am for 8.00am start Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 35 Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane RSVP by Thursday 1 May 2014 to Bronwyn Thompson on 07 3228 9477 or bronwyn.thompson@corrs.com.au Please advise of any special dietary requirements.

Tuesday 13th May 2014

Cloudy with a Chance of Information: RIMPA State Conference

Recordkeepers are already converts to records as a valuable business asset but often this is not true of Managers and non-records staff. At this State Conference we will be exploring the idea that “Maybe now is the time to hide away the traditional ways and convert records into the digital age so that these same managers and staff think they are fully in control….” Registration close 8 May 2014 www.rimpa.com.au

VIC Events
Saturday 17th May 2014 Dig the Archives Open Day
The Victorian Archives Centre is opening its doors, inviting you to Dig the Archives and explore its vast collection of historical records as part of its open day.It’s a great opportunity for visitors to experience the fun of digging into the past and researching their own history. Dig the Archives will feature a series of guided tours through the huge repository containing almost 100 kilometres of historical records, where you will uncover rare treasures hidden within the archives. Tour highlights include records exposing the State’s criminal past including the notorious Ned Kelly, to rarely seen historical photographs, and beautiful hand drawn maps including a map of Gallipoli drawn by a Victorian soldier during the ANZAC landing in 1915.Event details: Saturday 17 May, 10.00am-4.00pm, Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. Entry is free but bookings are essential. To view the full program of events, see http://prov.vic.gov.au/dig-the-archives.
Wednesday, May 28 2014 Knowledge Sharing & Workplace Innovation in a Trans-National Context This session will explore Peter Chomley’s research journey on his PhD topic “knowledge sharing and workplace innovation in a transnational context”. There will also be a facilitated conversation around “what is knowledge” as opposed to “knowledge-sharing”. So be prepared – bring along your preferred definition of knowledge and knowledge-sharing.6:00 pm Wednesday, May 28 2014 Register at:
WA Events
Wednesday, May 21 2014 IIM WA May Event: IM – What is it and what’s in it for me?  So you’re an information manager. Have you ever considered applying for a job that asked for information management skills and experience only to find that you didn’t fit the bill; that they were looking for something other than what you had to offer?Today many people in a range of disciplines and professions label themselves as information managers – records managers, librarians, archivists, business analysts, enterprise architects, information architects, document controllers, and those involved such areas as business intelligence, data warehousing, big data, data flows and spatial information – and the list goes on. So what does the marketplace really want from information management and from an information manager? How do your skills and experience stand up? What can you do to improve your career options? Our three speakers will explore the ideas and challenges around what is IM today as opposed to what it might have been previously – if indeed there have been any changes. If there are changes and if there continue to be changes, what impacts will that have on people, like you, who call themselves information managers? What skills, experience and education might you need to be employable or to improve your career options? What do you have to do to be an information manager in the true essence of the discipline? The event will take the form of a panel discussion, and the panel members will be:

  • An employer of people with IM skills;
  • A recruiter who has responsibility for sourcing people with IM experience, education and skills; and
  • An academic who provides educational opportunities for people who want to work in IM.

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