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Broken links, broken trust

404 In October 2016 in Parramatta, the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) held its annual conference. This year the theme was: Forging Links – People, Systems, Archives. My conference presentation on 20 October used the Find & Connect web resource as a case study, and explored an issue that is close to my heart and critical to Find & Connect: broken links.
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RAD2 Grants closing soon!

RADP2_logo_tilesize The RAD2 Records Access Documentation Grants are closing soon. Applications need to be in by 5pm (AEST) on Sunday 20 November 2016.
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Downtime for Maintenance

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3On Saturday 12 November, from 6pm-10pm AEDT, the Find & Connect website will be offline for scheduled maintenance. The downtime is required because of changes in our network provider and to add more capacity to the system.
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Transcript – Recordkeeping under Royal Commission spotlight

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3ABC World Today story details some of the difficulties that Care Leavers face when trying to piece together their own histories as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse turns towards recordkeeping

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RAD2 website is up and running

RAD2logoThere’s been so much interest in the upcoming RAD2 grants round we’ve started uploading information to the website already, and also created a Facebook page to keep interested organisations up to date before applications open on 3 October.
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Updates to the web resource

Feedback Last month we uploaded new content to the Find & Connect web resource, including a new page titled ‘Historical Background about Child Welfare’
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New Grants Announced!

RAD2jigsaw A new round of the Records Access Documentation grants for organisations to document records relating to care leavers will open in October.
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‘That’s what happened to me. It’s got to stop.’

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 “You’ve got to do something, mate. Did you see it the other night? The bastards! It was brutal. That’s what happened to me. It’s got to stop.”
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Roots

tn_Richard-Rose-tree.png On Monday 18 July 2016, the University of Melbourne hosted a workshop related to ‘Routes to the Past’, a project exploring possibilities for new collaborative approaches to working with Care Leavers, supporting them through the processes of accessing records, discovering their family history and coming to terms with a past in institutional ‘care’.
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Visualising #blogjune

tn_Piechart Rather than complete a traditional written summary of our #blogjune posts, I have visualised some of the interesting things from the month. During #blogjune the diversity of our authors and our posts increased and this first visualisation shows the amount of blog posts written by guest authors in comparison to authors from the Find & Connect web resource.
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