Information Studies


Workshop 2

ARMReN Research Workshop programme

Tuesday 26 June 2007, UCL

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Networks scheme
Attendance at the Workshops is free, but prior booking is essential.

10.00 coffee and registration

Introduction and keynote paper
10.15 Welcome and introduction to ARMReN: Dr Elizabeth Shepherd, UCL
10.25 Chairman's introduction: Dr Michael Cook, University of Liverpool
see a report in M Cook, 'Desenvolvimentos na descricao arquivistica: alguns apontamentos para o futuro', Acervo, Rio de Janeiro: Arquivo Nacional, Vol. 20, No 1, Jan-June 2007, pp. [not yet available].

10.30 Recent Trends in Archival Description: The Finding Aid as Cultural Text Dr Heather MacNeil, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia

11.15 refreshment break

Thematic papers
11.45 Revisiting Archive Collections: developing a methodology for capturing and incorporating new and hidden information into archive catalogues Leonard Reilly and Jon Newman, consultants to MLA
12.05 Dynamic Descriptions for the 21st Century Victoria Peters, University of Glasgow
12.25 Users, information technology and standardised description in a non-standardised world Geoffrey Yeo, UCL
12.45 discussion

Abstracts of papers

13.00 lunch break

14.15 Parallel small group discussions:
1. revisiting collection descriptions (facilitators, Len Reilly and Jon Newman)
2. dynamic descriptions (facilitators, Lesley Richmond and Victoria Peters)
3. users, technology and standards (facilitator, Geoffrey Yeo)

15.15 refreshment break

15.40 Plenary discussion

16.30 Close of workshop

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