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The National Archives hosted the United Kingdom Archives Discovery (UKAD) Forum on 2 March 2011. The UKAD network is a collaborative group of archives and other information professionals, of which we are part, who are working towards opening up data in order to promote the use of archives. 

The forum is an opportunity for archivists and information professionals to hear and share some of the latest thinking around online access to archives and archives data and share ideas around making archives more accessible through online development.

Speakers explored a variety of issues including:

  • discovery
  • standards
  • crowd sourcing
  • sites and systems

Forum programme

Some presentations have been made available to view below. Podcasts of the plenary sessions and some of the other speakers will be made available soon. 

Plenaries

John Sheridan (The National Archives)

Opening Data

Duration: 00:24:33

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Richard Wallis (Talis)

Linked Data

Duration: 00:25:15

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David Flanders (JISC)

What lies between archives and the future

Duration: 00:28:39

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Teresa Doherty (Women's Library, London Metropolitan University) 
Relaunch! - An introduction to Genesis

Key themes for discovery:

Joy Palmer (Mimas, University of Manchester)

'Towards a Virtuous Flow of Data'

Duration: 00:17:40

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Patricia Methven, (Kings College London)

Cataloguing and retro-conversion: what do we need to know as a community?

Duration: 00:16:45

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Mike Pidd (Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield)

Connected Histories: the practicalities of federated searching

Duration: 00:27:12

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Nick Stanhope (We Are What We Do)

Historypin

Duration: 00:25:35

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Jane Stevenson (Mimas, University of Manchester)

Making our data work harder: perspectives from the Archives Hub

Duration: 00:15:11

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Standards and crowd sourcing:

Victoria Peters (University of Strathclyde)
An introduction to ICA - A to M

Bill Stockting and Wieke Avis,(British Library)
The new British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue (IAMS)

Alexandra Eveleigh (University College London)
Crowds and Communities: user participation in the archives

Valerie Wallace and Tim Causer (University College London)
Crowd sourced transcription: some findings from the Transcribe Bentham project.

Sites and systems:

Nicola Avery and Laurence Ward (London Metropolitan Archives) M2A archive software and Collage image

Humphrey Southall (A Vision of Britain)
Finding places and administrative units: using 'A Vision of Britain through Time' as a historical gazetteer and geographical name authority

Tom Pert (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)
'Wales in a Website'

Bill Stockting (Co-Chair Society of American Archivists, Technical Sub-committee)
EAD and EAC-CPF - where are we now?

More information

Find about more about what happened at the forum:

http://archiveshub.ac.uk/blog/

Presentations from the day

Opening data (PPT, 3.68Mb)

Relaunch! - An introduction to Genesis (PPT, 4.88Mb)

Cataloguing and retro-conversion: what do we need to know as a community? (PPT, 0.63Mb)

Connected Histories: the practicalities of federated searching (PPT, 0.17Mb)

Historypin (PPT, 25.65Mb)

Making our data work harder: perspectives from the Archives Hub (PPT, 1.98Mb)

An introduction to ICA - A to M (PPT, 0.38Mb)

The new British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue (IAMS) (PPT, 1.99Mb)

'Wales in a Website' (PPT, 17.51Mb)

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