Workshops

What are the future skills needed in Information Management?

Presenter: PwC PwC, Victoria
Cost: Free
Maximum number: 100 people
When: Monday 10.45am-11.25am
Where: Wellington Room
Stream: Workshop

PwC’s Skills for Australia is conducting a review into vocational training in Information Management. Your insights will help shape training for the next generation of practitioners in the field. Participate in this interactive session to discuss trends impacting the industry, the skills needs of the future, and to have your say on the future of training in Australia.

What’s happening with Standards?

Presenters: Barbara Reed Recordkeeping Innovation, New South Wales & May Robertson University of Sydney, New South Wales & Allegra Huxtable University of Tasmania, Tasmania
Cost: Free
Maximum number: 100 people
When: Monday 1.30pm-2.50pm
Where: Wellington Room
Stream: Workshop

Australia and New Zealand have been very active in developing local and international standards for records management. For example, there is:

  • a new version of the seminal ISO 15489, Records Management,
  • new draft versions of ISO 16175 (functional requirements for records systems and implementation guidance),
  • a new draft standard on appraisal,
  • new guidance on document control.
  • work on managing records in the cloud, records in enterprise architecture and migration for records

This workshop aims to provide an overview of the existing and current work being done within the standards frameworks and to inform and engage with participants around the existing, new and emerging guidance for our community.

The Art of Leadership for Information Managers

Presenter: Kate Fuelling Victoria
Cost: $33.00
Maximum number: 56 people
When: Tuesday 10.50am-12.10pm
Where: Wellington Room
Stream: Workshop

As Information Managers in a changing world, it’s more important than ever that we ensure our organisations follow the systems, structures and guidelines we create. Which means every one of us should have leadership skills in our toolkit, even if it’s not in our job description.

With that in mind, the workshop will focus on the top three leadership issues facing Information Managers today:

– Gaining Confidence
– Getting user and executive buy-in
– Strategies to work with difficult people.

Participants will leave the workshop armed with a clear action plan, inspired to change and ready to make it happen.

Who understands what? Semantic ontologies for the Australian Government

Presenters: Katharine Stuart Department of Finance, ACT & John Machin Department of Finance, ACT
Cost: $33.00
Maximum number: 56 people
When: Wednesday 9.00am-10.20am
Where: Wellington Room
Stream: Workshop

Do words like syntax, ontology, semantics make you feel squeamish? If yes, then this workshop is for you! Designed for Government records managers and interested parties, this workshop will build on your existing knowledge of recordkeeping standards, to introduce and demonstrate how semantic ontologies can describe records to enhance understanding.

Presented by John Machin, information architect for the Australian Government Records Interoperability Framework (AGRIF) and Katharine Stuart, project manager for AGRIF, these presenters understand records and the benefits they bring to any organisation. John and Katharine are both archivists and records professionals, who have grappled with issues of data description, syntax, and balancing user needs, system design and theories.

This workshop will introduce the concept of semantic ontology for government records management, simplify some of the perceived complexities and explain why you would want to use semantic ontologies for your records management program.

This workshop will include exercises, opportunities for discussion and provide an update on the Australian Government’s semantic interoperability framework.

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