Friday, April 04, 2008

Workshop: Marketing your archives

LIASA Limpopo invites you!

Marketing your archives
8 May 2008

Presented by Prof Karen Harris from the University of Pretoria Archives and the National Archives Advisory Council

(A maximum of 30 delegates can be accommodated.)

Who should attend?:

All those working in archives who want to learn how to take the gaps between the archives to effectively market their archives.

Workshop focus:

The workshop will focus on a more opportunistic approach to the running and survival of an archives. No matter where or when an archives is established within the broader framework of an institution, it is always never at the top of the priority list - in terms of funding, facilities, staffing or location - in fact in terms of it very existence. It is relegated to the typical dusty echelons of a disused space where the stereotypical introvert staff are apparently expected to dote on documents that are no longer part of the institution core functioning. The workshop will emphasize the taking of various initiatives - be they opportunistic or otherwise. These include:
- creating an awareness of the archive and its function
- developing an interest in the collections and research
- augmenting the collections
- providing staff with more diversified functions
- making the archive a more active role player in the broader landscape of the institution

About the presenter:

Prof Karen Leigh Harris is a full professor in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria where she teaches both history and heritage and cultural studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also holds the position of Director of the University of Pretoria Archives. She has a doctorate in history that specialises in the field of overseas Chinese Studies, a subject on which she has produced numerous articles and papers as well as contributions to both books and international encyclopaedias. She also has a Higher Education Diploma and is accredited with the SA tourism board. She is currently an executive board member of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO), a board member of the Historical Association of South Africa (HASA), as well as a ministerial appointment to the National Archives Advisory Council. She also holds various editorial positions on academic journals.

Registration information:

The workshop is being offered as part of the Second Annual Knowledge, Archives and Records Management Conference which will take place from 6-8 May 2008 at The Ranch Protea Hotel, Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa.

For more information, visit: and go the 'Events Schedule' page.

LIASA members get a 7.5% discount on the registration fee (2008 membership must be paid).

Should you have any queries or require us to email or fax you the conference information sheet and the registration form, please contact:

Cell: 079 617 6708
Fax: 086 666 1767

Or contact

Tel. 015 263 6946
Fax. 086 617 7832

Esther Josias
PRO: LIASA Limpopo


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