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Opening and Welcome
Professor Brian Anderson

Gavan McCarthy

Keynote Address - as delivered 6/05/98
Peter Horsman


Archival description from a distant view
Peter Horsman

Session 1

Capturing Context

Methodological approach on collecting science archives: the "metaprotocole" as new point of view.
Didier Devriese

Reconstructing context: the view from the basement,
Christopher Jack

Archival aspects of e-mail,
Dr Terry Stokes

Session 2

Being Content With Form: Making Standards Work

Recent standards initiatives in the UK.
Peter Harper

Frameworks for standardizing recordkeeping metadata.
Sue McKemmish

Session 3

Visualising the Textual Map

Demonstration of the Wedge, data visualisation system.
Henry Gardner

Preparing the ground, creating the landscape.
Gavan McCarthy

Conference Dinner

Conference dinner speech introducing the after-dinner speaker, Tim Sherratt,
Dr Tom Griffiths

A conspiracy reveal'd,
Tim Sherratt

Session 4

Archival Constructs: Providing a Focus or Limiting a View?

How do I appraise thee? Let me count the ways: the archival imperative and the construct of appraisal,
Helen Morgan

Can the sea-scape be viewed squarely when the port-hole is round ? Observations on the practical implementation of archival constructs in electronic systems,
Dr Stephen Ellis

Writ on water? An exploration of the gap between archival construct and practice in the digital environment.
Jean Marie Deken

Session 5

The Archival Control of Systems

Systems is systems: archival documentation regardless of format.
Lisa Enright

Recordkeeping systems: wanted dead or alive.
David Roberts

CSIRO - Recordkeeping and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
Philip Kent and Rodney Teakle

Session 6

Working With Knowledge: Coming Back to and Using the Information held in Records

Science Archives: humanising and popularising the stories.
Bridget Goodwin

Creating "living records": an epidemiological case study.
Jenny Learmont

Bringing up Bright Sparcs - the many lives of an archival database.
Tim Sherratt and Rosanne Walker

Session 7

Conference Commentary and Statement

Anne Barrett

Panel Discussion
Finn Aaserud, Peter Horsman and Gavan McCarthy

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Date modified: 13 October 1999