This is the archive of the work presented at the NCRM Seminar Series on Archiving and Reusing Qualitative Data. Please note that this archive includes drafts of papers, abstracts of papers, and PowerPoint presentations.
Seminar 1: The Ontology of the Archive, 25 April 2008, Manchester Museum
For abstracts please click here
- Libby Bishop (University of Leeds/University of Essex) - Constructing and Deconstructing a Digital Data Archive
- Louise Craven (The National Archives) - What is the Archive? Where is the Archive?
- Till Geiger (University of Manchester) - George W. Bush and the War on the Archive
- Helen Freshwater (Birkbeck) - Tracing the intangible: censorship, performance, and the archive
- Steve Pierce (University of Manchester) - Fiction of the Archives: Anxiety and Authority in Writing Nigerian History
- Carolyn Steedman (University of Warwick) - Romance in the Archive
Seminar 2: Ethics and Archives, 19 September 2008, University of Essex
- Judith Aldridge (University of Manchester) - Security and Anonymity of Qualitative Data in a Digital Age
- Libby Bishop (University of Essex/ University of Leeds) - Gaining Informed Consent for Secondary Analysis: Is it Possible? Does it Matter?
- Joanna Bornat (The Open University) - Crossing Boundaries with Secondary Analysis: Implications for Archives Oral History Data
- Pat Caplan (Goldsmiths, University of London) - The Ethics of Archiving: An Anthropological Perspective
- Jacqui Gabb (The Open University) - Home truths: Shifting Ethical Contours in Family Research
- Margaretta Jolly (University of Sussex) - On Burning, Saving and Stealing Letters
- Bogusia Temple (University of Central Lancashire) - Trust me, I'm a Researcher: Experiences of Archiving Data
Seminar 3: Methods and Archives, 10 November 2008, University of Sussex
- Claire Langhamer (University of Sussex) - The commissioner, the re-user and the director
- Anne-Marie Kramer (University of Warwick) - Mass Observation
- Mike Savage (CRESC, University of Manchester) - Sampling, Validity, and the Longitudinal Archive
- Dorothy Sheridan (Mass Observation Archive, University of Sussex) - Methods and the Archive: Constructing re-usable qualitative data
Seminar 4: The Epistemology of the Archive, 11 November 2008, Pelham House Hotel, Lewes
- Fiona Courage (University of Sussex) - Re-using Mass Observation
- Michael Frisch (President-Elect The Oral History Association, University at Buffalo, State University of New York) - Archiving in the digital age: Towards a post-documentary sensibility – see here for an earlier published version
- Jack Latimer (QueenSpark) - Community Archives – for further links see here
- Jeremy Leighton John (British Library) - Digital Lives Research Project – for further links see here
- John Hay (Wolverhampton) -National Deaf Archive: Facing Challenges from all Corners
- Teresa Doherty (The Women’s Library) - GENESIS - Developing Access to Women's History Sources
- Carolyn Hamilton (University of Witwatersrand and Digital Innovation South Africa) - Biographies of Archives
- Ann Cvetkovich (University of Texas) - The Archive of Feelings as Research Method
Conference: Archives 2.0: Shifting Dialogues between Users and Archivists 19-20 March 2009, Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
For abstracts please click here.
- Joy Palmer (Mimas, University of Manchester) - Archives 2.0: If We Build It, Will They Come? Also see slideshare version
- Geoff Browell (Kings College London) and Jane Stevenson (Mimas, Manchester) - Innovative Ways, Sustainable Means: The Archives Hub and AIM25
- Amanda Hill (Deseronto Archives, Toronto) - Archives 2.0 on a Micro Scale also see slideshare version
- Laurence Brown and Kofi Owusu (University of Manchester) - Oral History Archives and the Spatial Turn: Examples from Manchester's Migrant Histories
- Mike Savage (CRESC, University of Manchester) - The Politics of New Data and the Challenge of Archiving
- Sheila Henderson (London South Bank University) and Professor Rachel Thomson (Open University) - The Movie of the Archive?: Showing and Sharing a Study of Young Lives [over time]
- Andrew Flinn (University College London) - “A frontal attack on professionalism, standards and scholarship”? Democratising archives and the production of knowledge
- Teresa Doherty (The Women’s Library) - Supporting, Sustaining and Developing Online Resources for Specialist Subject Research Communities: Genesis – A Case Study
- Paul Bevan (National Library of Wales) - Share. Collaborate. Innovate. Building an Organisational Approach to Web 2.0
- Jude England (The British Library) - Playing an ACE:Promoting Access,Collaboration and Engagement in the British Library
- Arjen Mulder (V2, Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam) - How to Store Living Information
- Kate O’ Malley (Trinity College Dublin) - Approaches to teaching using Documents of Irish Foreign Policy online
- Jane Devine Mejia (University of Brighton) - The real and the virtual: online exhibitions, Web 2.0 and design students
- Stella Butler (John Rylands University Library) - Collections, Collaborations and the Digital Environment: Increasing Research ‘Dividends’ from an Academic Library
- Andrea Tanner (Kingston University) - Shedding Light on the Life of the Sick Child: The Historic Hospital Admission Records Project
- Michael Kennedy (Royal Irish Academy) - The impact and opportunities of digitisation on the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) Series
- Geoffrey Yeo (University College London) - Describing archives in their totality? Thoughts on the construction of the finding-aid in the age of Web 2.0
- Jon Newman (Archive Consultant) - ‘Revisiting Archive Collections’ and the chimera of definitive description: how the culture of Web 2.0 is opening up archival description to multiple voices
- Brian Kelly (UKOLN, University of Bath) - A Risks and Opportunities Framework For Archives 2.0
- Derek Law (University of Strathclyde) - Guarding the Past and Neglecting the Future: How to Reframe the Future of Libraries or Libraries for the Future: Reframing their Purpose or It's All on the Web - Isn't it?
- Michael Moss (University of Glasgow) - Without the Data, the Tools are Useless; without the Software, the Data is Unmanageable’?
Publications arising from the Conference
Till Geiger, Niamh Moore, Mike Savage - Review paper of conference
- Judith Aldridge (University of Manchester) The Problem of Proliferation (see also a Reply to this paper by Niall McCrae and Joanna Murray and Aldridges subsequent reply to them)
- Paul Bevan (National Library of Wales) Share. Collaborate. Innovate. Building an Organisational Approach to Web 2.0
- Andrew Flinn (University College London ) ‘An attack on professionalism and scholarship’?: Democratising Archives and the Production of Knowledge
- Jacqui Gabb (The Open University) (2010) ‘Home Truths: Ethical Issues in Family Research’, Qualitative Research, Vol. 10(4): 461-478
- Jeremy Leighton John (British Library) Digital Lives: Report of Interviews with the Creators of Personal Digital Collections
- Moss, Michael and James Currall. (2005) “Digitisation: Taking Stock” Journal of the Society of Archivists 25:2, 123-137
- Michael Kennedy (Royal Irish Academy) – Cautionary Tales: Archives 2.0 and the Diplomatic Historian
- Joy Palmer (University of Manchester) – Archives 2.0: If We Build It, Will They Come?
- Mike Savage, ‘Using archived qualitative data to study socio-cultural change’, in Jennifer Mason and Angela Dale (eds), Understanding Social Research:Thinking Creatively about Method London: Sage, 2010.
- Geoffrey Yeo (University College London) - 'Debates about Description', in Terry Eastwood and Heather MacNeil (eds.), Currents of Archival Thinking (Libraries Unlimited, Santa Barbara, (2010), pp.89-114
- Sue Hawkins and Andrea Tanner (Kingston University) - The Historic Hospitals Admission Records
- Please see here for a list of relevant articles maintained by ESDS Qualidata.
- Please also see references included in the review of the conference