Workshop on Scientific Archives

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together archivists working in scientific institutions or with scientific collections, and academics using such collections, to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by, among other topics:

  • Working with scientists to capture current material
  • Cataloguing and facilitating access to specialist collections
  • Working with actors across the organization to provide as full a picture of the present as possible
  • Governance in our institutions and of material
  • Digital preservation applied to scientific collections
  • Using collections for outreach and communication

Confirmed speakers include, Jenny Shaw (Special Collections Manager at the Wellcome Trust, London, GB), Giulio Superti-Furga (Scientific Director at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Vienna, Austria, and the former chair of the EMBL Alumni Association) and Melanie Mueller (Acting Director at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD, USA).

Suggested themes include (but are not limited to):

  • Processes – Working practices to capture and catalogue material
  • Profession – Scientists working with archivists and vice-versa
  • Outreach – Using and sharing resources among ourselves, scientists and the public
  • Governance – Capturing our organizations’ science and administration
  • Digital collections – Scientific collections in the digital age

Please submit 300-word abstract by Friday 24 June 2016.
Selected speakers will be notified by Friday 8 July. The full programme will be finalized by Friday 29 July.
Feel free to circulate this to your networks; for any questions, please contact me directly.

De 01.11.2016 a 02.11.2016
Heidelberg, Germany