UKAD Forum 2013

Our 2013 UKAD Forum took place on Thursday 7 March 2013 at The National Archives.
The Forum was a day for bringing together anyone interested in opening up archives for research and re-use.

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Listen to the presentations from the 2013 UKAD Forum.

Slides from UKAD 2013

Links to Powerpoints (ppt), PDFs or Prezi presentations for the 2013 UKAD Forum:

Developing Descriptive Interoperability: A Call to Action (Jenny Bunn)

What is an API and what might the Discovery API mean for services contributing data to Discovery? (Aleks Drozdov)

Lessons from workshops about licensing and releasing data (Owen Stephens)

Trenches to Triples: Linked Data markup to archive descriptions relating to the First World War (Lianne Smith)

Descriptive Standards Roundtable (Alexandra Eveleigh)

Indecently tagging Wilde: LGBT history and archives (Parveen Betab and Beth Brook)

An open old to modern surname index for digitized archives (Dr Sean Cunningham & Prof Patrick Hanks)

The challenges in working across sectors in light of the JISC Step Change Linked Data project (Robert Baxter)

Interoperability and data sharing: how to get archival data out of your system, and what to do with it when you have (Bethan Ruddock)

The development of a digital repository and EDRM for the organisation, as well as helping to administer the Records Management programme (Chris Fryer)

A brave new world: Archives on the web (Tracy Wilkinson)

Archives and Artefacts Study Network (A2SN) / The Historic Model Railway Society (Keith Harcourt)

Poster Sessions

Following a lively afternoon panel discussion, Simon McKeon, Ellen Bazeley-White and Joanna Rae, Clare Button and Louise Williams and Humphrey Southall led four poster sessions. Topics included digital records and increasing access and income and cataloguing and data sharing.

Digital records: A case study in increasing access and income (Simon McKeon)

Cataloguing and data sharing: getting the most out of archives management software (Ellen Bazely-White & Joanna Rae)

Cataloguing and data sharing: Controlled Departures from Orthodoxy: Opening up History of Science Records (Clare Button and Louise Williams)

Cataloguing and data sharing: Accessing the NCA Rules place name authorities as linked data (Humphrey Southall)

Programme and Session Information

You can view the UKAD 2013 Programme (PDF). There is also a Programme (Word doc).

You can also View the Speaker Biographies & Session Synopses. (PDF). There is also a Biographies/Synopses (Word doc).

Forum 2012

Our website also has presentations and feedback from last year’s Forum and information about UKAD’s wider objectives