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2024 Research Symposium Program

Day 1




























Registration, coffee & tea

Welcome by Charles Jeurgens*

Introduction: Recordkeeping Informatics by Gillian Oliver*

Keynote Laura Millar: Of Ends and Means: Defining Success in a Digital Age, followed by Q&A*

What does recordkeeping success look like? What does recordkeeping look like? The management of information as an ‘authoritative resource’ – often perceived as the primary goal and ultimate challenge of recordkeeping – depends on agreed definitions and shared aspirations. But the real world does not always support the compartmentalization of ideas and ambitions. In this presentation, Laura Millar offers a philosophical and strategic framework for records and information management, to set the stage for the presentations and discussions to come during this symposium. What are the end goals of successful recordkeeping, for organisations and for societies? What are the ways and means – the critical actions, capabilities, requirements, or resources – essential to that success? Is success defined by concrete, measurable outputs or by more subtle, intangible outcomes

Coffee & Tea

Keynote Barbara Reed: The Recordkeeping Informatics Framework, followed by Q&A*

Information has become a fragmented and fought over professional and organizational resource, simultaneously ubiquitous and of uncertain quality. In a contested space the recordkeeping informatics framework proposes a way of positioning recordkeeping as an inclusive partner in managing the complex and ever changing environment of organizational information management. The framework seeks to empower practitioners to position their practice through pragmatic analytic techniques that address complexity while enabling the specific insights and unique contributions developed from recordkeeping (archival) theory over time. Socially aware and positioned within a rich theoretical approach, the framework seeks to build upon known strengths and opens practice into an interdisciplinary approach that is critical to information management success in the digital world.

Setting the scene: presentation of case studies and discussion of information cultures*


Group session 1: Access & Accessibility

Plenary: group session outcomes

Coffee & Tea

Group session 2: Business Processes

Plenary: group session outcomes

Interactive: food for thought

Real food & real drinks. Venue: Restaurant De Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam

*Programme component available to online.

Day 2





























Registration, coffee & tea

Keynote Martin Berendse: Just for the Record; Information Governance in the Digital Age*

Theorists on record keeping informatics work hard to come to grips with the new dynamics that is unfolding in the worlds of data engineering, information management and recordkeeping. They foresee futures in which data are continuously flowing and are being reused for new purposes. Many practitioners however are engaged in quite another struggle. How to maintain or restore continuity, stability and transparency regarding information rights and the access to public information ‘for all’? How to make the transition from paper to digital, and from document to data without losing public trust? Taking examples from the Netherlands, Mr. Martin Berendse will discuss the new legislation for open government, public disclosure and information management. He will discuss its translation into practice as well as the political and governance dimension. He will also reflect on the legacy issues and their impact on the res publica. Finally, he will reflect on how the theory on recordkeeping work could help the practitioner to navigate from the present to the future. “All is nothing” is one of the warning principles here: to avoid drowning in ‘information sludge’ hard choices are necessary. Not choosing would be losing.

Response to the keynote & Q&A*

Coffee & Tea

Setting the scene: RKI Building Blocks

Group session 3: Continuum Thinking

Plenary: group session outcomes


Keynote Periklis Andritsos: Intersecting Horizons: Exploring the Integration of Recordkeeping, AI, and Data Science, followed by QA*

In this talk, we explore the dynamic relationship between recordkeeping, AI, and data science within contemporary infrastructure management. Focusing on the crucial role of time, we examine the utilization of temporal databases to capture and manage data throughout its lifecycle, enabling real-time insights and informed decision-making. Additionally, we delve into the significance of processes, employing techniques such as process management, process mining, and customer journey analytics to optimize workflows and enhance operational efficiency. By intertwining these disciplines, we illuminate how the integration of recordkeeping, AI, and data science drives innovation and agility in infrastructure management, fostering adaptability and sustainable practices in the modern context.

Group session 4: Metadata

Coffee & Tea

Plenary: group session outcomes

The Future: panel & round table*

*Programme component available to online.

Supported by  I-Partnerschap of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations