ATSIDA works specifically with digital research datasets. While this overlaps at times with AIATSIS collection development, our work compliments the work being done at AIATSIS. Our location within a university puts us in the ideal position to locate relevant research datasets and work closely with researchers developing appropriate data management plans for their projects.
We also have a Memorandum of Understanding with AIATSIS and this cooperation ensures the provision of quality services to researchers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. AIATSIS also has representation on the ATSIDA Reference Group that provides strategic advice to the operational group and assists in identifying and prioritising datasets to add to the archive as well as relationships with Indigenous communities, researchers and curatorial institutions.