I would be remiss if I didn’t share a lunchtime talk that will take place in the National Library of Australia conference room on March 11. The event is sponsored by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Asia Pacific Special Interest Group (APSIG). The theme of the talk is: Volunteering with Heritage Collections in the Solomon Islands.
Two volunteer colleagues, Catherine Green and Kari James, will be talking about their experiences and the challenges that they faced while working at the National Archives of Solomon Islands.
So, don’t miss out!! If you happen to be in Canberra or will be travelling there this week, I highly recommend that you attend this very informative and interesting event.
The National Archives of Solomon Islands
Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed.
The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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