Professional visit: Friday 24 August 2012
PLEASE NOTE ALL PROFESSIONAL VISIT SPACES ARE SOLD. NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
For those delegates booked into the Professional Visit to the Queensland State Archives, transport will leave from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Transport for the morning tour will depart at 9.00am and return at 12.00pm. Please meet at the Registration Desk at 8.45am to allow time for boarding.
Transport for the afternoon tour will depart at 1.00pm and return at 4.00pm. Please meet at the Registration Desk at 12.4pam to allow time for boarding.
Light refreshments will be provided during the Visit.
This site visit will provide visitors to Brisbane with an introduction to the state-of-the-art archival facility operated by the Queensland State Archives at Runcorn on Brisbane's south side. Located approximately 20 kilometres from the city centre, the Runcorn facility is the single archival facility operated by the Queensland Government to archive and provide access to the state's public records and house the Government Recordkeeping and Digital Archiving activities.
You will begin your tour in the Lecture Theatre with a short overview of the roles and responsibilities of Queensland State Archives, along with the history of the organisation and the building. From here you will be taken for a tour of the main areas of the facility including the Archival Sorting Room where transfers are received and the adjacent Arrangement & Description Unit and the Public Search Room where researchers are provided with access to public records. Two of the major repositories housing some of the 47 kilometres of records will also be visited. As Queensland State Archives opened an extension to the original building in 2008, you will visit the new repositories which doubled the existing storage space, giving Queensland State Archives added capacity to store records from over 600 public authorities. While in the expanded facility, the energy and cost-saving features of the expanded facility will also be explained.
Your tour will conclude back in the Lecture Theatre with time for questions and discussion.
advantage of simultaneous interpretation of keynote & plenary sessions
& some parallel presentations. Sessions will be available in English,
French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese