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Information Access Series: Good record keeping and access to information

OVIC will be holding an Information Access Series webinar on Wednesday 23 November 2022 from 12.00 – 1.00pm on record keeping and access to information.

Good record keeping promotes access to government-held information both under the FOI Act and through proactive and informal release. In this session, Justine Heazlewood, Director and Keeper of Public Records at the Public Record Office of Victoria will explore the relationship between recordkeeping and access to information.

Justine Heazlewood has been Victoria's Keeper of Public Records since 2003. She has degrees in both history and information technology. In her archives career she has focused particularly on digital preservation, digital archiving and ways to use technology to unveil the rich data in historical records. Justine has also been involved in initiatives to improve access to records for the Stolen Generations, care-leavers and others whose access to information about themselves has been impacted by government policies.

Among other things, Justine is the Convener of the Australasian Digital Recordkeeping Initiative (a body set up by the Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities (CAARA) to collaborate and establish standards for digital recordkeeping) and the chair of the Australian Archives and Libraries Copyright Coalition.

Key details

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Where: Webinar – Microsoft teams

Audience: FOI practitioners, VPS staff

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