A series of three 1-day events and two crowd-sourcing events using social media. Together these will enable participation from any location or community and stimulate new debate across disciplines, sectors and boundaries.

  • Workshop 1. 30 March 2017, UCL
    Invited experts and stakeholders will identify key issues and perspectives about the future usability of the digital evidence base. (See participant list below)
  • Crowd-sourcing through social media, May/June 2017
  • Workshop 2. 20 July 2017, Northumbria University
    A ‘think-tank’ of selected cross-disciplinary experts will dissect the digital record DNA, distil the issues and identify the research questions and agenda.
  • Crowd-sourcing through social media, Sep/Oct 2017
  • Policy & research dissemination event. 30 Nov 2017, Jubilee Hall, UK Parliament, London
    This event will share the findings to a wider open audience and extend the discussion on the digital record DNA, the issues and challenges identified, and the research needed.


Workshop 1 participants. 30 March 2017, UCL

Adrian Brown, Houses of Parliament
Andrew Hoskins, University of Glasgow
Anne Alexander, Cambridge Digital Humanities Network
David Chambers, Environmental Scientist, ex JNCC
David Erdos, University of Cambridge
David Giaretta, Giaretta Associates Ltd
David Thomas, Visiting Professor, Northumbria University
David Willcox, Serious Fraud Office
Geoff Yeo, University College London
Hill Ruyter, IICSA
Jane Winters, School of Advanced Study
Jason Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, USA
Julia Jones, IICSA
Nick Barratt, Senate House Library
Norman Gray, University of Glasgow
Sinead Ring, University of Kent Law School
Stephen Clarke, Records Management Consultant, New Zealand
Valerie Johnson, The National Archives
Valentina Vitali, University of East London


Workshop 2 participants. 20 July 2017, Northumbria University

Alexander von Lünen, University of Huddersfield
Anthea Seles, The National Archives
Corinne Rogers, University of British Columbia
Courtney Mumma, Texas Digital Library
David Anderson, University of Brighton
David Bowen, Audata Ltd
David Erdos, University of Cambridge
David Kirk, Northumbria University
Gavan McCarthy, University of Melbourne
James Lowry, University of Liverpool
Jane Winters, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Janet Delve, University of Brighton
Jenny Bunn, University College London
John Sheridan, The National Archives
Louise Corti, UKDA (U Data Archive)
Luke Burton, Newcastle City Council
Mats Stengård, Enigio Time AB
Michael Seadle, Humboldt University of Berlin
Somaya Langley, University of Cambridge
Sonia Oliveras, Girona City Council
Stephen Hawker, Security Consultant
Susan Stuart, University of Glasgow
Thanasis Tsanas, University of Edinburgh
Tim Gollins, National Records of Scotland
Val Johnson, The National Archives






‘In the digital era what is the concept of the record and what implications are there for the usability of the future evidence base?’
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