Reverse colour, person at computer screen - Born Digital Heritage Now #BDCH23

Presented by Swinburne University (Archiving Australian Media Arts)

Born Digital Cultural Heritage Now #BDCH23


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Wed 29 Nov – Fri 1 Dec 2023

Join researchers, practitioners and industry professionals to share insights and knowledge, and collaboratively address how we can safeguard born-digital media for future generations.

Where is born-digital cultural heritage at now? How are our tools and methodologies for researching, preserving and accessing born-digital heritage developing? What are we collecting and preserving? Are we meeting the urgent challenges – technical, ethical, legal, institutional, conceptual, and cultural – that must be addressed to ensure this legacy is not lost? Over two days, archivists, curators, historians, theorists and industry leaders from across the world will tackle these questions.

Three keynote addresses will feature leading scholars and practitioners Sean Cubitt (Professor of Screen Media, University of Melbourne), Dragan Espenschied (Preservation Director, Rhizome) and Melanie Swalwell (Professor of Digital Media Heritage, Swinburne University). Papers organised into themed sessions will offer insights gleaned from research projects and case studies from diverse disciplines and organisational perspectives.

#BDCH23 is the third iteration of the Born Digital Cultural Heritage conference series: this event builds upon networks between research institutions and GLAM organisations that have been cultivated through ARC funded projects: Play it Again: Preserving Australian Video Game History of the 1990s and Archiving Australian Media Arts: Towards a method and a national collection and aims to strengthen capacities to care for our current born-digital archives and collections as well as those that are yet to be built.

#BDCH23 will be officially opened on Wednesday 29 November 2023 by Sarah Slade, ACMI’s Executive Director, Commercial & Operations.

Full program and information on speakers visit the Archiving Australian Media Arts website.

Tickets – In person

Full $250
Concession $50
ACMI Member $180

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Tickets – Online

Full $50
Concession $25

A Zoom link will be sent closer to the event.

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Swinburne Studio, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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Disk Imaging Workshop

Wed 29 Nov, 9.30–4.30pm

Kickstart #BDCH23 by developing practical skills for software preservation with a one-dayDisk Imaging Workshop, hosted at ACMI’s Blackmagic Design Media Preservation Lab.

Blackmagic Design Media Preservation Lab. Level 1, ACMI, Fed Square

$60 (Limited to 10 participants)

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