Information Management

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    Big Ideas: Understanding patterns of behaviour for users of public records

    When Google launched in 1998, a prime ingredient in their not-so-secret sauce was the question: if a user randomly clicked links where on the web might they end up? They called the answer PageRank. This involved treating the web as…

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    Big Ideas: Big Data for Law

    Big data is big news. Did you know an estimated 90 per cent of the world’s data was created in the last two years (see www.ibm.com/big-data)? Insights gleaned from large datasets are increasingly driving business innovation and economic growth. Underpinning…

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    Big Ideas: Sharing knowledge and expertise with business

    The National Archives is engaged in its first Knowledge Transfer Partnership. The scheme aims to support UK businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing knowledge and expertise in UK academic institutions. The scheme partners companies with academic…

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    Webinar: Cloud storage and digital preservation

    How can cloud storage help address growing digital preservation challenges? The authors, Neil Beagrie, Andrew Charlesworth and Paul Miller introduce The National Archives’ cloud storage and digital preservation guidance. If you have any queries about the presentation please contact Charles…

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    Big Ideas: Sense and sensitivity

    Contrary to previous fears, there is unlikely to be a ‘black hole’ in our official history due to lost emails and other digital information. In fact, quite the opposite. According to official sources, government is deluged with digital information and…

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    Big Ideas: How to turn a tin can into a TARDIS

    Starting with a tin can and a tried and tested supermarket analogy Mark Merifield covers some basic principles of information management and explores the value that’s held in metadata. Building on ideas being worked on by government’s Metadata and Vocabularies…

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    Big Ideas: From catwalk to cultural collections

    Being able to predict with any precision how collections will change over time is difficult – we are always reliant on historical data. But like fashion designers predicting future trends, we now use the data we collect everyday to model…

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    Big Ideas: Big data and dead criminals

    Big data and dead criminals, presented by Professor Tim Hitchcock of the University of Hertfordshire. This talk explores work to make complex trial accounts totalling 127 million words fully searchable by key word and location on The Old Bailey Online.…

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    UKAD forum 2012: keynote talk

    This is the keynote talk delivered by Bill Thompson at the United Kingdom Archives Discovery (UKAD) 2012 forum. The network is a collaborative group of archives and other information professionals, of which The National Archives is part, who are working towards opening up…

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    UKAD forum 2011: Historypin

    The National Archives hosted the United Kingdom Archives Discovery (UKAD)  Forum on 2 March 2011. The UKAD network is a collaborative group of archives and other information professionals, of which we are part, who are working towards opening up data in order to promote…

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    UKAD forum 2011: Making our data work harder: perspectives from the Archives Hub

    The National Archives hosted the United Kingdom Archives Discovery (UKAD)  Forum on 2 March 2011. The UKAD network is a collaborative group of archives and other information professionals, of which we are part, who are working towards opening up data in order to promote…

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    Bill Roberts, Towards a format registry ecosystem

    Bill Roberts from the Open Planets Foundation (OPF) and The Nationaal Archief (National Archives of the Netherlands) describes the concept of a format registry ecosystem. He discusses a mechanism for better sharing of information used within the archive sector and…

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    Johan van der Knijff, Evaluation of format identification tools

    Johan van der Knijff from the SCAPE Project and Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) provides a summary of his work on evaluating format identification tools against each other. He concludes by discussing the potential next steps for tools…

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    Kate Pritchard, Mike Kaye, DEFRA experiences using DROID and using an IT provider

    Kate Pritchard and Mike Kaye from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), discuss their experiences of using the format identification tool DROID within their organisation. They look at the benefits and challenges of using DROID and how…

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    Jenny Mitcham, Using DROID to create file level metadata – a case study from the Archaeology Data Service

    Jenny Mitcham from the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) discusses her experience of using DROID within her organisation. Jenny provides a brief history of the organisation, providing an explanation of the data  they deal with in their archive. She discusses how…

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