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09-11/04/2003. Future Proof I. International scientific archives conference

'Future proof: delivering scientific archives in the twenty-first century', University of Edinburgh, 9-11 Ponència a la primera edició de l'International Scientific Archives Conference
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Wednesday 9 April


10.00               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



            Institutional perspectives.


10.30               ‘To secure scientific records for the future.  A quality issue for the university’, Renata Arovelius University Archivist, Swedish Agricultural Sciences University, Uppsala (TEXT)


11.00-13-00    ‘Future proofing High Energy Physics: CERN Archives’, Anita Hollier, CERN, Geneva (TEXT)


‘Future proof for Physics: Preserving the Record of SLAC’, Jean Deken, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, California (TEXT)


‘The Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen: Holdings, Users, Activities’, Felicity Pors, Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen, Denmark (TEXT)


National perspectives


14.00-15.15     ‘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 (TEXT) and Malgorzata Sobieszczak-Marciniak, Marie Curie Museum, Warsaw, Poland


15.45-17.00     ‘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 (TEXT)


Thursday 10 April


Discipline-based perspectives


                        The preservation of anthropological records: an overview of the French situation’, Marie Dominique Mouton, Université de Paris 10 (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 (TEXT)


‘Molecular biology: the issues surrounding the purchase of the archives of leading molecular biologists by an American private collector’, Julia Sheppard, Wellcome Library London (TEXT)


Second conference theme: electronic access


11.30-13.00    ‘National online archival developments in the UK’, Tim Powell, NCUACS, Bath (TEXT) and Alan Borthwick, National Archives of Scotland


‘A NAHSTE Experience: Edinburgh’s History of Science, Technology and the Environment Project’, Arnott Wilson, Edinburgh University Library (TEXT)


‘The preparation of an online catalogue of scientific photographs of Ernst Mach’, Wilhelm Fuessl, Deutsches Museum, Munich (TEXT)


14.00-15.15        ‘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


Third conference theme: understanding scientific archives


09.15-11.00     ‘Difficult to Document:  Physics in Government and Industry’, Joseph Anderson, American Institute of Physics (TEXT)


‘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


Fourth conference theme: archives of women scientists


11.30-13.00     ‘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