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Preserving Your Chinese NZ Past: A Practical Workshop


Sat 13 Jul 2019, 1:00pm–3:00pm

Where: Wellington Chinese Sports & Cultural Centre, Mount Albert Drive, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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Do you have your grandad’s Poll Tax Certificate, your granny’s cheung saam, old war bonds or your Association’s minutes? Do you use your phone or digital camera to take photos? How do we keep them all safe for future generations?

Family books, photographs and papers connect us to our ancestors, their lives, and thoughts. They are an invaluable resource for future generations. Vicki-Anne Heikell, Alexander Turnbull Library’s Field Conservator will present a seminar to help you care for your own collections, and those of your community organisations. Participants are encouraged to bring a family item to the workshop. There will be opportunities for one-on-one conservation advice on your treasures and hands-on practical activities.

The second session will talk about managing your digital files. During this session we will talk about why we need to care for digital files, what good file management looks like, the care and handling of physical storage media like USB sticks and CDs, as well as good practice in file naming, file organisation, back-ups, and using the cloud.

Have you been taking meeting notes and saving them to your computer for years? Do you share interesting snippets on Facebook or email your friends and family? If the answer is yes, then welcome to the wonderful world of personal digital archiving. This is a session for you.

About the speakers:
- Vicki-Anne Heikell (Te Whānau-a-Apanui) is Field Conservator at the Alexander Turnbull Library Outreach Services Team. She is a trained paper conservator and works with communities, to advance the preservation of their documentary heritage collections.

- Flora Feltham is a Digital Archivist at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa. She supports the acquisition, ingest, management, and preservation of born-digital heritage collections

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