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Find & Connect – What even is it?

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3On Wednesday 7 June, Cate O’Neill, Nicola Laurent and Kirsten Wright gave a talk called “Find & Connect: What even is it?” at the Digital Studio, Arts West, University of Melbourne. This post summarises what we discussed.
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RAD2 Workshops

RADP2_logo_tilesizeEarlier this year, 16 organisations were funded to make records more accessible to Care Leavers through the RAD2 (Records Access Documentation) Grants Program. In February, the RAD2 team delivered workshops to successful applicants.
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Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child

Thumbprint logo The National Summit on Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child is less than 2 months away.
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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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The South Australian Apology – eight years on…

tn_Memorial Eight years ago on 17 June 2008 the Premier of South Australia the Hon M.D. Rann moved a motion in Parliament for an apology to the South Australian child victims of abuse while in State Care. Two years later four giant steel daisies bloomed in Peace Park, Adelaide with the unveiling of a Memorial honouring these children.
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Promoting the Principles

tn_Guidelines-cover Wattle Place hosts a regular interagency meeting of services in the Sydney area who hold care records. At one of our recent meetings we invited Barbara Reed of Recordkeeping Innovation to speak about her work with the Department of Social Services and the creation of the Access to Records by Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants
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Emotional labour in the archives

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 The wonderful world of Twitter makes it possible to follow what’s happening at various conferences and events around the world, for those of us who can’t travel. The Association of Canadian Archivists has just had its annual conference, this year in Montreal, and following the #ACA2016 tweets has been fascinating.
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Making records meaningful

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 The Find & Connect web resource team gave a presentation this week as part of the University of Melbourne’s Researcher @ Library Week. One of the things that we like to do when we’re presenting is to start with the ‘consumer voice’ – that is, to open proceedings with a perspective from someone with lived experience of being in a children’s institution.
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Have you seen us out and about?

tn_Capture.png You might have noticed we haven’t been as active recently on our blog – it has been a busy month for the team. We have been out and about gaining and sharing knowledge and raising the profile of the Find & Connect web resource.
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Memorial to children who died in State Care

tn_memorial_june2015_Page_1Next month, on 17 June 2015, a memorial to children who died in state care in South Australia will be unveiled at the West Terrace Cemetery in Adelaide.
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