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Symposium on online archives

From: Monica Greenan <british.editor>
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003
International Symposium
Archives Online: Moving archives into the digital era
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag
April 17, 2003

E-initiatives launched by governmental bodies are creating new
problems not only in terms of providing online services, but also
for the management and preservation of these digital records. The
Nationaal Archief van Nederland and ERPANET are pleased to announce
a unique international symposium that will address the management
and the provision of online access to governmental and archival
digital records. Speakers will present an overview of recent
developments at both a national and an international level.

Registration is free until April 4, 2003 while places are still
available.

Focus: Archives are catching up with the digital era. On the one
hand government administrations rapidly adopt IT in their day-to-day
business and even try to introduce e-government and digital service
delivery. This has a crucial impact on information and records
management. On the other hand the public--citizens, researchers, the
private sector--have their own experiences with using IT. Based on
these expectations, they have increasing expectations of government,
archives and other information suppliers in providing on line
information services.

Archival institutions are in a way caught in the middle. They have
to be aware of this changing environment and adapt themselves so
that they can provide the services people expect them to deliver.

The symposium will take place in the Aula of the Koninklijke
Bibliotheek, the Dutch National Library, at Prins Willem
Alexanderhof 5. The venue is conveniently located nearby the central
train station of Den Haag, and just opposite the Nationaal Archief.

Registration is possible before April 4, 2003 or as long as places
are available, either online via <URL:http://www.erpanet.org>,
or by contacting

    Miranda van Balen
    +31 70 331 5404
    miranda.van.balen [at] nationaalarchief__nl

Programme

9.30-10am   Registration of participants
10-10:05    Welcome, Dr. Maarten van Boven (National Archivist of
            the Netherlands)
10:05-10:15 Opening and introduction by the chair Jaap Kloosterman
            (Director International Institute of Social History,
            Amsterdam)
10:15-11    Multiple disciplines / multiple meaning: is archival
            science a little bit of everything or a coherent body of
            knowledge? Professor Margaret Hedstrom (School of
            Information, University of Michigan)
11-11:30    Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Overview of developments within the Dutch government,
            Marjanne Sint (secretary-general of the Ministry of
            Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment)

            Into the New World: archives and government in Scotland
            and the United Kingdom, George MacKenzie (Keeper of the
            Records of Scotland, Head of the National Archives of
            Scotland in Edinburgh)

12:30-1:30  Lunch
1:30-2:30   Revival of Records Management within local Authorities,
            Nils Borgesius, (Senior Management Consultant,
            Municipality of Utrecht) Strategies for longterm
            preservation. Results and experiences in the Testbed
            project, Jacqueline Slats (Programme Manager Testbed
            Project, Nationaal Archief, The Hague)
2:30-3      Tea break
3:00-3:45   Future developments, Professor Eric Ketelaar (Department
            of Archives and Information Studies, University of
            Amsterdam)
3:45-4      Conclusions
4-5:30      Reception at the Nationaal Archief

Monica Greenan
ERPANET British Editor
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House,
11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
+44 141 330 3549
Fax: +44 141 330 3788


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