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ASHA NEWS

IT'S HERE! WELCOME TO THE NEW ASHA WEBSITE!

Corinne Softley & Nicholas Pitt

We are delighted to share with you the newly designed ASHA website, with a bold new look and enhanced navigation experience. With a focus on simplicity, the website aims to provide a more informative experience, through improved research functions, current news and members-area privileges. We invite you to start exploring!

ASHA has had a website since 1995. The first ASHA website was hosted by the University of Sydney. In 2002 the ASHA website moved to its present address: www.asha.org.au. It was then just a few html pages.

In 2009 we launched a new website with a shop for membership and book sales, and we made available the archive of our journal. All but the last five years were free to download; the more recent issues were for members only. At the time, the website was welcomed by members and admired by other societies, but it more recently has been dogged by technical issues. In 2014 we started planning for an all new site to improve access to this rich archive and help the society make new information available.

The original announcement of the first ASHA website in volume 25:4 (1995) the ASHA Newsletter.

The new website layout has been streamlined to give you quick access to the items you are looking for. Most importantly, we have consolidated and organised information on the society, resources (journal, newsletter and publications) and upcoming events.

So what’s new?

  • Improved membership management, order-tracking and login.
  • Clear, user-friendly navigation.
  • The ASHA blog: a new platform for short articles and highlights from the newletter Digital delivery of the newsletter and improved delivery of current news, events and general updates Device compatibility: the website is now compatible with tablet and mobile devices.
  • New logo: One of the most noticeable changes on our new site is the new logo. A shortlist of logo designed was circulated among ASHA members at the end of 2014. Members voted on their favourite, with the most popular logo chosen as the official ASHA logo.
  • Integration of multimedia such as video and image libraries.
  • Integration with social media platforms

We will be rolling out new pages, resources and functions over the coming months, and hope that you enjoy visiting our new website. However, due to the significant changes in the website architecture, we know there may be digital hiccups and you may experience virtual roadblocks along the way. This is where we need your help!

Please email [email protected] if you are experiencing any issues with the website or feel that an aspect of the website should be reviewed or enhanced. We will do our best to perfect your browsing experience.

Going forward, we aim to continually expand our online content and keep you updated with the latest information on Historical Archaeology in Australia and New Zealand. So check back often, and connect with us on your social network through platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus.

You can explore the past versions of the website through the Internet Archive’s historic snapshots: