Building infrastructures for archives in a digital world

This is the programme for the conference - the individual sessions are listed with their respective speakers. Each of the session starts out with a keynote speaker who will also do the moderation of his session.

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Davis Theatre

14:30 – 15:30


Wim van Dongen (APEx, Nationaal Archief, NL)

Archives Portal Europe: a general introduction and an outlook on its future



Welcome and opening words

Frances McGee (National Archives of Ireland, IE),
Martin Berendse (ICA / Nationaal Archief, NL),
Jimmy Deenihan T.D. (Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, IE)

17:00 – 18:30

Introduction speeches: the future of archives in a digital world



Daniel Pitti (Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia, US)

Strategic issues for archives in a digital world

Björn Jordell (Riksarkivet, SE)

Open data and its strategic impact on archives

Jennifer Edmond (CENDARI project, IE)

Learning to say ‘No’: strategic considerations for archives in the digital world






Thursday, 27 June 2013


Davis Theatre

Emmet Theatre


09:00 – 10:40

Session 1.1

Basic issues for archives in a digital world

Session 2.1

Archival metadata and standards for digital archives


Thomas Aigner (ICARUS, AT)

International cooperation as a precondition for building infrastructures

Daniel Pitti (Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia, US)

The emerging archival metadata landscape

Daniel Jeller (ICARUS, AT)

The digital age: opportunities to ensure access to our cultural heritage

Karin Bredenberg (National Archives of Sweden, SE)

Record creators: use of EAC-CPF in the Archives Portal Europe

Boris Blažinić (Institute for Quality and Human Resource Development, Zagreb, HR)

How to raise visibility: archive’s hidden treasures

Kerstin Arnold (Technical Coordinator APEx, Federal Archives of Germany, DE)

EAD revision and effects on the Archives Portal Europe and your finding aids

Herbert Wurster (Diocese of Passau, DE)

Persistent-meta-data: the keeping of records and archival science

Maud Medves (CENDARI project, FR)

EAG CENDARI: customising EAG for research purposes

10:40 – 11:00



Davis Theatre

Emmet Theatre


11:00 – 12:40

Session 1.2

Open data and licensing – dead easy?

Session 2.2

Best practice: it’s tool time!


Jane Stevenson (Archives Hub, GB)


A Licence to Thrill: the exciting potential of open data

Susanne Waidmann (APEx, Federal Archives of Germany, DE)

The Archives Portal Europe - the adventure of presenting multicultural and multilingual information on archival material, its creators and their repositories in just one tool



Walter Scholger (Centre for Information Modelling in the Humanities Graz, AT)

Archives and the ‘digital turn’: challenges, opportunities and possible solutions to Open Access, provision and use of archival resources

Bastiaan Verhoef (APEx, Nationaal Archief, NL)

The backend of the Archives Portal Europe - Lessons learned and challenges waiting (provisional)



Martin Fries (Swiss Federal Archives, CH)

Everything online? Dealing with data protection issues

Jochen Graf (University of Cologne, DE)

Transcription, contextualisation and peer review: the ‘Monasterium Collaborative Archives’


Dorota Drzewiecka, Katarzyna Pepłowska (Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, PL)

Access to Polish archival materials: legal dilemmas

Eoghan Ó Carragáin (National Library of Ireland, IE), Luke O'Sullivan (Swansea University Library, GB)

Archival collections in Vufind

12:40 – 14:00

Lunch break



Davis Theatre

Emmet Theatre


14:00 – 15:40

Session 1.3

Linking of data – interdisciplinary cooperation

Session 2.3

Best practice: from cardboard boxes to European e-archives


Julia Fallon (IPR & Policy Advisor Europeana, NL)

Open data and licensing (legal aspects, consequences for accessibility, economic aspects, copyright, creative commons etc.)

Zoltán Szatucsek (National Archives of Hungary, HU)

Search all, find more: access to the Archival Database Service in Hungary


Eddy Put (State Archives Belgium, BE)

Pleading the case for a flora of archives

Maria Popkovacheva-Terzieva (Archives State Agency of Bulgaria, BG)

Archives State Agency: attempts to popularise its digital holdings


Constanza Giannaccini (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, IT) A semantic archive

Peter Fleer (Swiss Federal Archives, CH)

Interpretation of digital records


Lorenzo Mancini (Historical Archives of the Pontifical Gregorian University, IT),Irene Pedretti (Historical Archives of the Pontifical Gregorian University Rome, IT)

An ontology for APUG: problem, method and solution

John Cox (National University of Ireland, IE)

The Abbey Theatre Archive Digitisation Project: challenges and opportunities


Grace Toland (Irish Traditional Music Archive, IE)

The Irish Traditional Music Archive & The Inishowen Song Project

15:40 – 16:00




Davis Theatre

Emmet Theatre


16:00 – 17:40

Session 1.4

Users of archivistic content now and in the future

Session 2.4

Best practice: sustaining digital infrastructures in the long run


Stefano Vitali (Soprintendenza Archivistica per l’Emilia Romagna, IT)

Archivists and users in the virtual searching room

Hrvoje Stančić, Arian Rajh (Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, HR), Edvin Buršić (Financial Agency, HR)

Using Archival Information Packages for production of sustainable archival collections of digitised records


Stéphane Gierts (Council of the European Union)

Archival access and online archives of the Council of the European Union: considering the user perspective

Giovanni Ciccaglioni (ICUU – Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, IT)

Digital cultural heritage and e-infrastructures: the DCH-RP project


Steffen Hennicke (Berlin School of Library and Information Science, DE)

Modelling the information needs of archival users

Salvatore Vassallo (Instituto Centrale per gli Archivi, IT)

The Archival Resource Catalogue within the Italian National Archival System


Petra Links (NIOD - Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, NL), Reto Speck (NIOD, Research Associate at Centre for e-Research, King's College London, GB)

Research infrastructures and archival inter-mediation

Armin Straube (German National Library, DE)

Frameworks for digital preservation



Reception at Christ church Cathedral crypt (Please assemble at the campanile in Front Square at 18:40)



Friday, 28 June 2013


Davis Theatre

Emmet Theatre


09:00 – 10:40

Session 1.5

Building new partnerships

Session 2.5

Best practice: building infrastructures on a national level


Laura Gould (Lothian Health Services Archive, GB), Guinevere Barlow (Carmichael Watson Project, GB)


Small Scale, Big Change: the impact of social media

Vlatka Lemić (Croatian State Archives, HR)

Archival infrastructure at national level: introducing interoperability, networking and integration in practice


Doreen Kelimes (City Archives Speyer, DE)

The eastern and north-eastern European archives between digitisation, Web 2.0 and social media

Christina Wolf, Gerald Maier (State Archives Baden-Württemberg, DE)

Building a German archives portal: development of a national platform for archival information within the German Digital Library


Alexander Schatek (Topothek, AT)

“Let the crowd work”: Creating a Virtual Archive by Local Units

István Kenyeres (Budapest City Archives, HU)

Archives Portal Hungary: a solution for joint publication of databases and digitised archival materials


Peter Moser (Rural History Archives, CH)

Virtual archives – a new solution for old problems?

Karol Krawczyk (Head Office of State Archives, PL)

Holdings accessible online : the Polish experience


Tom Cobbaert (Archief 2.0, BE)

ArchiefWiki, the collaborative success of independent knowledge sharing

Chezkie Kasnett (The National Library of Israel, IL)

The historical archive reborn: approach and strategy for the Archive network



Davis Theatre

Emmet Theatre


11:00 – 12:40

Session 1.6

Archival content in didactic practice

Session 2.6

Best practice: building infrastructures on an international level


Antonella Ambrosio (UNINA - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, IT)

Charters and digital archives in didactic practice

Manfred Thaller, Jochen Graf, Sebastian Rose, Andre Streicher (University of Cologne, DE)

Network(s) for Europe’s charters: a proven blueprint for an international infrastructure


Hrvoje Stančić, Ana Garić, Ana Stanković  (Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, HR)

Archival Education Activities in the Online Environment

Gerold Ritter, Jonas Arnold ( Archives Online, CH)

Archives Online: real time searched in 13 archives without redundant data


Artur Dirmeier, Kathrin Pindl (Spitalarchiv Regensburg, DE)

Spitalarchiv: didactic practice in a digital world

Walter Scholger (Centre for Information Modelling in the Humanities Graz, AT)

DARIAH: the adventure of building an infrastructure


Anna Bohn, Aleksandra Pawłiczek (CENDARI project, DE)

CENDARI: building up a research infrastructure on the First World War across borders



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