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NAIDOC Week 7 -14 July 2019

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, and in this year; the International Year of Indigenous Languages, (a United Nations observance in 2019 that aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of Indigenous languages across the world), UTS Library encourages you to visit the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive, (ATSIDA) website


ATSIDA is a specialised trusted research data management facility for Australian Indigenous research data and is managed by the UTS Library. You can browse research data by language community, geographic location or subject. ATSIDA is engaged in supporting the individual and collective rights of researchers, community groups, and institutions to control the circumstances in which their knowledge is shared and applied. 

ATSIDA manages the collection, storage and re-use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research data according to appropriate protocols. In 2018, ATSIDA joined the Indigenous Archives Collective which aims to showcase and connect information on innovative projects that are working with Indigenous knowledge sources.

Here at UTS Library we recognise the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Owners and holders of knowledge of the places where our campus stands. We acknowledge elders both past and present and recognise the contribution that Indigenous people make to the academic and cultural life of the university.