|Time:||Half day: 09:00 - 12:30|
|Presenters:||Gavan McCarthy and Joanne Evans, eScholarship Research Centre (Melbourne)|
|Who should attend:||Researchers working in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Research support staff, and anyone interested in learning more about the informatics underlying the organisation of research data in the humanities and social sciences.|
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|About the presenters:||
Gavan McCarthy is the Director of the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, which was formed in 2007. His early career started when he was appointed in 1985 to establish the Australian Science Archives Project in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne. ASAP, as it was known, eventually became part of the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (Austehc) when it was established in 1999. McCarthy was archivist in charge of ASAP until his appointment as Director of the Austehc. He has been engaged in the small but vibrant international community of science archivists for more than two decades and has developed a range of ongoing collaborative programs with a number of organistions in the United Kingdom. He became known for his innovative approach to archival documentation and contextual information management that placed a much greater emphasis on the utilisation of structured contextual information to interconnect dispersed archival materials and create many new pathways for discovery. Since 2002 he has acted as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency looking at the very long term management of information relating to radioactive waste disposal activities using the contextual information framework approach.