Conference Contribution Details
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Clíona O'Carroll
'Turning the Wheel' Access to Archives; Tradition and Variation
Member of organising committee for this collaborative conference
Conference Organising Committee Member
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TURNING THE WHEEL: ACCESS TO ARCHIVES – TRADITION AND VARIATION We invite academic and/or practice-based proposals for individual papers, panels, discussion tables, and other formats on different aspects of archival practice in university and research institution archives that address the conference theme. Presentations can relate to any aspect of the theme but we particularly encourage proposals which discuss the following topics: Who are the users of archives today? How have user audiences changed in the past decade? What are current users’ needs and expectations when accessing archives? How has access to archives transformed in the digital age? How do different archival institutions approach access? Do you have innovative examples of providing access to archives? How are cultural and scientific traditions documented and accessed in university and research institution archives? What records could and should be made accessible online to wide audiences, and what should remain accessible only under certain conditions and why? What are the possible roles and responsibilities of university archives in relation to smaller research archives, community archives, and other non-conventional archives and archival heritage at large?