Extremely short notice for some who may not have been aware of this conference. In desperation (as original posting appeared on my screen) I've tried to close up vertical gaps, Rink Kruk's contact details, and place speaker's affiliations within round brackets/parentheses, etc., so apologies for a possibly even more confusing display than Rink might have originally intended.
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‘Everything happens somewhere: Archives and Geographic information’. Post Annual Conference of the International Council of Archivists (ICA) Workshop – 25 November 2013 – State Archives, Brussel
Although sometimes worlds apart, cooperation of the archival and the geographic authorities has become essential with the fast electronic revolution. That is to say:
(1) Digital Geographic information needs be to be archived and remain accessible for the long term, although no sound methods exist yet and data now and in the past is being lost;
(2) Geographic information and technologies could play a pivotal role in the accessibility of archival information;
Although several initiatives have been taken recently, both burning questions remain largely unanswered today. Hence, both communities need to join forces, and a great opportunity will lay here in Brussels with the presence of archivists from all over the world, and the European headquarters of national geo-authorities and spatial research, at the very same location!
Call for archivists
Are you interested to present your innovative initiatives with regard to the archiving of, or the use of geographic information (technologies)? Or, would you like to join forces with us in our initiative? Please let us know at [log in to unmask] . Places are limited!
The aim of the workshop is to crossbreed the skills and knowledge of the archival and geographic authorities to tackle the issues mentioned above. The first part of the day will consist of a more theoretical introduction:
· a broad outline of the challenges we face
· an introduction to the playing field and institutions involved
· the importance of (digital) geographic information (technologies) for the data we handle every day
The second part of the day will consist of a few case studies and break-out sessions to connect the different worlds of archival and geographic institutions.
A early pick from the list of speakers:
Ingrid Vanden Berghe (President EuroGeographics, Director-General National Geographic Institute)
Connecting Archival and National Geographic Information Authorities
Saskia Stuiveling [tbc] (President Dutch Court of Audits)
The importance of geo-info for the work of the national auditors and archivists
Jonathan Holmes (Ordnance Survey GB, Data Quality Manager)
GI+100: Long term archiving of digital Geographic Information - 16
GI+fundamental principles agreed by National Mapping Agencies and State
André Streilein (Swisstopo, Head Of Topography and Swiss delegate to EuroSDR)
Archiving of Geographic Information: putting theory into practice [tbc]
Philippe De Maeyer (Chair Geography Dept. Ghent University)
Preservation of the geographic production process (Rink W. Kruk and Marc Carnier)
Project leader (Cartesius/NGI) , and State Archivist
Cartesius: The Power of Geographic Information for Cartographic Heritage and the Struggle with Archival Standards
Specifications: 1 day, no fee, in English, at the State Archives of Belgium in the centre of Brussels.
Host: Karel Velle, President EURBICA, National Archivist State Archives Belgium
Under the aegis of Ingrid Vanden Berghe, President EuroGeographics, Director-General National Geographic Institute; Joep Crompvoets, Secretary-General Euro Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR); Karel Velle, President EURBICA, National Archivist State Archives Belgium
Organization committee: Karin Van Honacker (State Archives Belgium); Marc Carnier (State Archives Belgium); Rink W. Kruk (National Geographic Institute, Cartesius)
Everything happens somewhere
Most information is somehow related to place. In other words, place is a common denominator for all kinds of information and could therefore play a pivotal role in the accessibility of archival information. With the help of modern technologies data can be quickly geographically visualized, and discovered through the use of innovative geographic services.
Archiving digital geographic information Although the change from paper products to digital geographic information happened already years ago, archiving methods of digital geographic information is still in its infancy. Archival Institutions (from their obligation to archive governmental information) and National Geo-authorities (as producers and supplier of geographic information) both have their part in finding a common way to solve this issue.
Rink W. Kruk (Cartesius project leader)
The Cartesius project is the centre of excellence of the federal cartographic patrimony
A cooperation of the Royal Library of Belgium, the National Archive, the Royal Museum for Central Africa and the National Geographic Institute.
Our first objective is to bring historical maps, photographs and other historical material online for the general public and the scientific community, by the creation of a common graphic geoportal.
National Geographic Institute
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