I am pleased to announce that the Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA) will be having their biennial conference from August 22-27, 2011 in Apia, Samoa.
” The theme of the conference is Evidence and Memory in the Digital Age. We must cooperate to succeed in developing robust systems that can sustain evidential information and document the memory of the world in the digital age. The digital age comes with the risk of creating a digital landfill – where information is discarded, expensive to locate and retrieve, or just lost forever. However new technologies also provide exciting opportunities for us to connect more users to our collections and preserve fragile records through digitisation, and support our government’s commitments to good information governance by utilising the guidance available from PARBICA. “ –PARBICA