Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Annual Archives Lecture - Prof Julie McLeod

Open data and information: opportunities & challenges for the records profession
Annual Archives Lecture, Dept of Information Science, UNISA, Pretoria, 5 Nov 2015

Dr Julie McLeod
Professor in Records Management
iSchool, Department Mathematics & Information Sciences
The SABC Radio Archives personnel attended this lecture on 5 November this year. It is a thought-provoking piece on the impact and expertise needed as presented by open data on archivists and records professionals!
Dr Julie McLeod

The lecture and slides are available here: Northumbria

"This invited lecture considers some of the opportunities and challenges that the open data and information movement presents for records professionals – the role they can play in bringing our principles and practice to bear; the new knowledge and partnerships that they will need to develop in order to contribute; and the potential difference they might make.
It begins with an examination of the concept of open data and information, its ideology, motivations and aspirations; moves on to examine some of the key challenges that open data presents in the digital world, and consider the role of the records professional in this space. This leads to two key opportunities for the records profession and what records professionals will need to be if they are to grasp the opportunities and make a difference.
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: open data; big data; access; trust; ethics
Subjects: P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Julie McLeod
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 11:14
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 09:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24484"

PDF: Lecture text 
Official URL: 05 November 2015: Department of Information Science Annual Archives Lecture