Local Aboriginal Community Archives: The use of information technology and the National Broadband Network in disaster preparedness and recovery

Project Details

This project redefines the way significant and at-risk audiovisual archival material in Aboriginal communities is preserved, protected and made accessible for future generations via new initiatives such as cloud technology and the National Broadband Network, ensuring intergenerational transmission of vital cultural heritage.

Program Name

Cultural Heritage & Technology Enabled Health Promotion


Lyndon Ormond-Parker (Indigenous Studies Unit & Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (SHAPS))

Professor Marcia Langton

Professor Robyn Sloggett (Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation)


ARC Discovery Indigenous Project Grant - Current

Research Outcomes

Ormond-Parker L., Langton M., Huebner S., Coleman J., Pearson C., Sloggett R., Nordlinger R., Smith K. & Clarke K., 2016, When Magnets Collide: Digital Preservation and Access of At-Risk Audiovisual Archives in a Remote Aboriginal Community, Melbourne Networked Society Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, pp. 1-28.     Ormond-Parker, L., & Sloggett, R. 2012, Local archives and community collecting in the digital age, Archival Science, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 191-212.

Research Group

Indigenous Studies Unit

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Centre for Health Equity

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