- Archives Sector Development
- Collection care
- Information and records management
- Digital preservation
- What to keep
- Reform of public bodies
- Public inquiry guidance
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:
- crowd sourcing
- sites and systems
Forum programmeSome presentations have been made available to view below. Podcasts of the plenary sessions and some of the other speakers will be made available soon.
Teresa Doherty (Women's Library, London Metropolitan University)
Relaunch! - An introduction to Genesis
Key themes for discovery:
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?
Find about more about what happened at the forum:
Presentations from the day
Opening data (PPT, 3.68Mb)
Relaunch! - An introduction to Genesis (PPT, 4.88Mb)
Historypin (PPT, 25.65Mb)
An introduction to ICA - A to M (PPT, 0.38Mb)
'Wales in a Website' (PPT, 17.51Mb)
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