This article summarises the history of the education programs of the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) in the context of the broader history of the archival profession in Australia. It outlines the audiences for ASA education programs and the methods employed to deliver them, in particular its community education programs designed for non-archivists. In particular, it discusses the efforts of the ASA between 2006 and 2009 to devise an 'archival basics' workshop using practical exercises which would be effective for diverse audiences. The article also describes the experience of presenting the workshop to international participants, first at the conference of the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (PARBICA) in Noumea in 2007 and then at the International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress in Kuala Lumpur in 2008.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Gazette des Archives|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|