Report of session one – what will future users want?

David Nicholas spoke about the question of what happens when ‘information lite’ meets’ information on the go’.  He has come to recognize some fundamental behaviours in the digital space.  The ‘Google generation’ who are hitting universities now rely on their phones for information seeking which largely takes place in the social space.  The phone has…

Report of Government Reviews 1

  Greg Falconer and Bruno Longmore, chaired by David Thomas There were strong similarities between these two talks. Both emphasised the need for a broader cultural change to improve record keeping, and the importance of senior management buy-in.  They also both spoke about how changing things now for longer term effect was key. As both…

Report on the keynote speech

  As she warmed to her main message, the Information Commissioner urgently stressed the ever greater need for well- trained information managers, archivists and record keepers in the face of an increasingly complex digital landscape, where boundaries are blurred and news can be faked with consummate ease. Without good, accurate, accessible information management systems, the…

Elizabeth Denham’s keynote speech

Elizabeth Denham, the new Information Commissioner, delivered our keynote speech.The text is reproduced here with the kind permission of the ICO, and was published originally at ico.org.uk Introduction Thank you Julie, and many thanks for inviting me to speak today. It is a great pleasure and a privilege to address you this Wednesday morning. What…

Professor Julie McLeod

Julie was an information and records manager before joining the iSchool at Northumbria University in 1994 as Professor in Records Management. Her research interests focus on electronic records management and research data management. She is currently working on the use of economic models in decision-making for the cloud for records storage as a member of the…

Dr. David Thomas

David has spent most of his career at the Public Record Office (PRO) and The National Archives (TNA). He joined the PRO in 1974, after completing a history degree at the University of London. David completed his doctorate whilst working at the archive, and became a part-time lecturer at University College, London in 1979. He…