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Total Recall or Digital Amnesia?

11:30am 16 September 2010

Evelyn Wareham
Evelyn Wareham

Programme Manager, Archives NZ

Can you access your digital information from 50 years ago? How accessible will your current information be in 2060?

This presentation delves into both the history and future of ICT and digital continuity.

On a day-to-day basis, Archives New Zealand has to deal with the challenges of managing and maintaining access to New Zealand’s digital heritage and has a responsibility to maintain significant digital information in perpetuity. Evelyn Wareham will discuss the techniques and issues that impact upon the ability to access and read digital information from the 1960s, 1970s, or even the 1990s.

She will outline a vision for how to maintain significant digital information so that it’s useable for future generations. The challenges of the past are our driver for innovating into the future.

About Evelyn Wareham

Evelyn Wareham is Programme Manager, Digital Continuity at Archives New Zealand.

Her team is responsible for developing nation-wide strategy, capability and systems for maintenance and preservation of public sector digital information.

She led the development of standards and establishment of audits under the Public Records Act 2005. From 2002-2004, she worked for the International Council of Archives (ICA) in Paris, and has also been involved in international standard setting and spoken at conferences in many countries.