UK Archives Development 2016 Forum, 17-18 March 2016: Data Matters!

Registration is now open for the UKAD Forum and UKAD Workshops 2016 hosted on 17 and 18 March by The UK National Archives and  Jisc in London on behalf of the UK Archives Discovery Network (UKAD) and the ARA Section for Archives and Technology (SAT).

The two complementary events are FREE and based on the theme of DATA MATTERS!

  1. Programme

On Thursday 17 March, an all-day forum will include presentations, panels and seminars with plenty of opportunity for debate and discussion on data strategy, connecting data and research data management; archive, library and museum data; and subject-based data initiatives.

You are also invited to submit a poster to share with colleagues what you are doing with your own data, so please let us know if you have one when you register.

On Friday 18 March, the two half-day workshops will be more focused and hands-on, offering practical experience of data manipulation tools, data discovery systems, creating data records and uploading them to archive networks and aggregators.

You are welcome to come along to either or both of the events, which are suitable for all levels of expertise.  Please note: to actively take part in the data workshops, you will need to bring your own laptop or device to gain full value, though you would be welcome simply to follow along if you don’t have one.

The draft programme is available at the attached link:

  1. Registration information

Lunch and other refreshments will be provided for each event but, with numbers limited, make sure you book your place with IPS Events and Courses (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and provide the following information:

•             Registration for the forum or workshops, or both events

•             Dietary, access or any other special requirements

•             If relevant, which workshops would you like to register for:


1. Speedwriting guidelines for cataloguing born digital material (Parts I&II)

OR Strand B

2. Create your own ISDIAH record OR

3. Try out interoperability in action!


4. Tools for data manipulation OR

5. Traces Through Time