Big Ideas: Participatory recordkeeping and the Rights in Records project

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Events Space, The National Archives

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BIG IDEAS SEMINAR

Examples abound of the various ways in which people, families, organisations, and communities are disenfranchised from their records. Beyond their role as collections of cultural heritage artefacts or repositories of transactional evidence, our recordkeeping systems are patently not working for many. How can we design such systems so that they better serve all stakeholders in records?

In this seminar, Dr Gregory Rolan will discuss his research on the various conceptual models that inform a new design of participatory recordkeeping systems. He will discuss the application of these concepts in the 'Rights in Records by Design' project which is investigating the design of systems to support the recordkeeping rights of people who experience childhood out-of-home Care. These systems would enable children and young people in Care to have a greater say in their records, and Care-leavers to have greater control over the ongoing management, access, and use of their records.

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Dr Gregory Rolan is currently a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics at Monash University, Australia. Following a 30-year career in IT, Gregory obtained a PhD in recordkeeping informatics, investigating participatory recordkeeping systems. His research comprises the design-science study of systems interoperability; conceptual modelling in recordkeeping informatics; and participatory recordkeeping systems design and implementation. More recently, he has begun investigating the application of data-science techniques to recordkeeping informatics.


The Big Ideas seminar series is sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives. The series is held throughout the academic year and welcomes speakers from institutions across the UK and internationally to present their cutting-edge research. The seminars are open to the academic and research community, as well as the heritage and archival sector.

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Events Space, The National Archives

Bessant Drive

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United Kingdom

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