2018 Conference

Can you believe it…? Business archives and trust

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The 2018 BAC conference was a joint two-day event with the Section on Business Archives of the International Council on Archives (SBA ICA). The conference, titled Can you believe it…? Business archives and trust,  was held at The National Archives in Kew on the 14 and 15 November and examined, from all angles, the critical theme of ‘Trust’, including trust in the record, both paper and digital; trust in the information service and how to operate a trustworthy service; trust in the business, in light of the many recent corporate scandals; and whether trust is different across borders?

Wednesday 14th November programme:

Keynote speaker John Sheridan (Digital Director, TNA)

“History is bunk!”

Jean Seaton(Professor of Media History at University of Westminster & Official Historian of the BBC) – History and Trust: Finding and Telling Truths in a ‘Post Fact’ Age

Brian Cathcart (Professor of Journalism at Kingston University London and founder of ‘hacked off’) – Trust, Truth and the Force of Gravity

William Kilbride (Executive Director, Digital Preservation Coalition) - Trust and How to Lose it: Digital Records in the Post Post-Truth Era

Alex Green (Digital Preservation Services Manager, TNA and Project Archangel) – Using Blockchain to Engender Trust in Public Digital Archives

“Trust me, I'm an Archivist."

‘Would I lie to you?’ gameshow with:

  • Melanie Aspey (Director, The Rothschild Archive)
  • Ted Ryan (Archives and Heritage Brand Manager, Ford Motor Company)
  • Judy Faraday (Manager, Heritage Services, John Lewis Partnership)

Lionel Loew (Archivist, Roche Historical Collection and Archives) - The Influence of Archivists on Historians: An Unbalanced Relationship?

David Hay (Head of Heritage and Archives, BT Group) - The Value of Accreditation in Inspiring Trust in a Business Archive

Alex Bieri (Roche Historical Collection and Archives) – Business Means Business: Service Culture and Trust

Henning Morgen (Group Historian, A.P. Moller – Maersk) – GDPR: Are Information Services more Trustworthy Now?

MelindaHaunton (Programme Manager, Archive Service Accreditation, TNA) – Building Trust with External Validation: Accreditation and Business Archives Five Years on’

Thursday 15th November programme:

“There's no business like a trustworthy business"

Susie J. Pak (Associate Professor, St John’s University and author of ‘Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J.P. Morgan’) - Trust in the Archives: Researching Banking Networks through Multiple Sources

Andrea Hohmeyer (Head of Corporate Archives, Evonik Industries) - Boosting the Public’s Confidence in the Chemical Industry: Evonik’s Corporate Archives and its Contribution

Jill Moretto (Heritage Archivist, GSK) – “Nobody Loves a Pharmaceuticals Firm”

Sara Kinsey (Head of Archives, Nationwide Building Society) - Making a Difference: Archives and Brand-Building at Nationwide Building Society

“Trust sans Frontieres"

Yuko Matsuzaki (Business Archives Specialist, Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation) - Striking the Right Chord with Evidence

Tomasz Olejniczak (Assistant Professor, Kozminski University) and Artur Jóźwik (Director, Karta Foundation Archives) - Towards Polish Business Archives: The Quest for Continuity, Heritage and Legitimacy in a Discontinuous Environment

Howard Jones (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London) - Trust and the Business Records of a Moneylender in Rural India

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