Conference Programme

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

12h00 Registration   Buffet lunch
13h15 Welcome address Professor George Marston, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
13h20 Introduction

Professor Julie McLeod, Professor in Records Management, Northumbria University

13h30 What will future users want? Recent research has shown that the next generation of archive users will approach archives in a very different way from the current generation. Three speakers will discuss different aspects of the new world.
David Nicholas

(Director, Ciber Research Ltd, University of Tennessee and Tomsk State University)

How current and future users will access archives: you might not want to know!
Alison Diamond

(National Records of Scotland)

 Everyone means everyone: using archives with teachers and pupils
William Merrin

(University of Swansea)

 Archiving social media
15h00 Refreshments
15h30 Government Reviews 1 This session will share experiences and lessons learned from recent government reviews.
Greg Falconer

(Cabinet Office)

Better Information for better Government : The Civil Service response to Sir Alex Allan’s Review of Government Digital Records
Bruno Longmore

(Head of Government Records, National Records of Scotland)

The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 : an agent for positive and lasting change?
17h00 – 18h30 Evening reception The Great Hall, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

08h30 Refreshments
09h00 Keynote Speaker  Archives, Memory and Information Rights
Ms Elizabeth Denham

(Information Commissioner)

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham will discuss the critical roles archives and information management play in government accountability. She will reflect on experiences from her former positions as a professional archivist and regulator of access and privacy rights in Canada before setting out her views on the importance of archives and records to the future of British democracy.

Discussion with delegates

10h15 Government Reviews 2  This session will share experiences and lessons learned from previous and ongoing government reviews on the same issue
Julia Jones

(Head of Information Management)

Destroyed or undiscoverable: in the end it’s all the same thing
Sinead Ring

(University of Kent)

Historical Child Sexual Abuse Inquiries and the Nation’s Duty to Remember: Reflections from Ireland
11h15 Refreshments
11h45 Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Nova This session will focus on the importance of records in developing countries in Africa for fighting corruption and supporting development
Alastair Tough

(University of Glasgow)

Medical record keeping and health information systems – some reflections based on African experience
Simon Gill

(Overseas Development Institute)

Driving accountability through transparency: the need to make information useable and accessible
12h45 Lunch
13h30 Do tragedies lead to new ideas about managing records? This session will explore new ideas for how we can manage records arising from different tragic contexts:
Sarah Tyacke

(Former Keeper of Records, Public Record Office and member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel)

Learning from Hillsborough
Nick Barrett

(Senate House Library)

Memory Boxes and dementia
 14h45  Panel discussion
 16h00  Conference closes