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Future Proof I

Programme and papers

Future Proof I, 9-11 April 2003, Edinbourg


Wednesday 9 April

Welcome to Edinburgh (Arnott Wilson, University Archivist, Edinburgh University Library) and Introduction to the conference (Peter Harper, Director, NCUACS)

First conference theme: preserving scientific archives, institutional, national and discipline based perspectives

Institutional perspectives.
To secure scientific records for the future.  A quality issue for the university’, Renata Arovelius University Archivist, Swedish Agricultural Sciences University, Uppsala
Future proofing High Energy Physics: CERN Archives’, Anita Hollier, CERN, Geneva
Future proof for Physics: Preserving the Record of SLAC’, Jean Deken, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, California
The Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen: Holdings, Users, Activities’, Felicity Pors, Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen, Denmark

14.00-15.15. National perspectives
‘Dutch Science Archives Programme at the States Archives of North Holland’, Godelieve Bolten, State Archives of North Holland, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Aspects of science archives provision in Poland’, Hanna Krajewski, Archives of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Aspects of science archives provision in Poland: the archives of the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Museum, Warsaw, Poland’ Malgorzata Sobieszczak-Marciniak, Marie Curie Museum, Warsaw, Poland


‘Preserving scientific archives in Brazil’, Alfredo Tolmasquim, Museu de Astronomia e Ciecias Afins, Rio de Janeiro
The Servei d’Arxius de Ciència: scientific archives in Catalonia’, Xavier Roqué, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Thursday 10 April
Discipline-based perspectives
The preservation of anthropological records: an overview of the French situation’, Marie Dominique Mouton, Université de Paris 10-Nanterre (TEXT) and Ethnographical records, Odile Welfelé, Mission du Patrimoine Ethnologique, Paris
Seeking evidence: aspirations and tribulations of the Environmental Science Archives at the University of Victoria, British Columbia’, Jane Turner, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Molecular biology: the issues surrounding the purchase of the archives of leading molecular biologists by an American private collector’, Julia Sheppard, Wellcome Library London
Second conference theme: electronic access
National online archival developments in the UK’, Alan Borthwick, National Archives of Scotland

The national archive network online and the archives of contemporary science. Recent advances and future directions’, Tim Powell, NCUACS, Bath
A NAHSTE Experience: Edinburgh’s History of Science, Technology and the Environment Project’, Arnott Wilson, Edinburgh University Library
The preparation of an online catalogue of scientific photographs of Ernst Mach’, Wilhelm Fuessl, Deutsches Museum, Munich

‘An overview of Italian electronic access projects’, Giovanni Paoloni, Universita di Roma ‘La Sapienza’
‘The archives of the Museo Nacional de Liengas Naturales, Madrid’, Juana Molina Nortes, Museo Nacional de Liengas Naturales

Friday 11 April

09.15-11.00 Third conference theme: understanding scientific archives
Difficult to Document:  Physics in Government and Industry’, Joseph Anderson, American Institute of Physics
‘Archivitalization of science archives: new techniques in making science archives understandable’, Patrick van den Nieuwenhof, Vrie Universiteit Brussel
‘A current project with the IAEA Division of Radiation and Waste Safety: The transfer of information relevant to the safety of radioactive waste disposal facilities to future generations’, Gavan McCarthy, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne
11.30-13.00 Fourth conference theme: archives of women scientists
‘Issues in collection building: documenting the work and lives of women scientists at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America’, Harvard University Megan Sniffin Marinoff, Schlesinger Library, Harvard
‘Women in Science: The Imperial College Experience’, Anne Barrett, Imperial College Archives