ARCHIVES, RECORDS & INNOVATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA:

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, 4-6 JULY 2017

 

SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY OF ARCHIVISTS 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

1ST CALL FOR PAPERS

The South African Society of Archivist (SASA), is pleased to announce its Annual Conference to be held from 4-6 July 2017, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

The conference theme for 2017 is: “Archives, records and innovation in the digital era”

The rapid pace of technological innovation in information handling, such as digital technology, has created new opportunities and challenges for Archivists and Records Managers. Long-term preservation and management of digital records is a major concern facing the profession. Creating, managing and preserving digital records involves various challenges, such as policies, standards, new roles and relationships, copyright, meta-data and other technical issues. Lack of skills in this area is also one of the major challenges. The impact of technology is transforming not only the nature of the record but also the way in which people and organizations behave, communicate, and carry out their business. The very nature and role of the record and the archival institution is coming into question. What are the implications for the profession? Are we ready for this rapidly evolving digital world?

The conference provides an opportunity to learn and share innovative ideas, experiences, and latest research on this thought provoking theme.

Conference Sub-themes

  • Technology

  • Equipment

  • Policies, Standards, Legislation

  • Hybrid archives and records management

  • Project management

  • Education and training

  • Born digital records

  • Collaboration and cooperation

  • Access

  • E-signatures

  • Social media

  • Open data, Big data, Data governance

SASA 2017 welcomes all papers that touch on these issues. We particularly welcome papers that focus on case studies and work related experience.

We hope and expect the 2017 conference theme and sub-themes will inspire a number of research avenues, and we look forward to discussing ideas, findings, and experiences.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by March 31, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the Conference Invitation letter

Come and experience Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, a city with an interesting history, rich culture, beautiful beaches, scenery and vibrant social life

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Virginia Hendricks

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