The EOGAN Conference (European Oil & Gas Archives Network) 2013 in Aberdeen was held June 19 to 21 and was the fourth in the series.
The main topic was “Corporate Engagement and Public Access”. Participants from oil companies, government agencies in the oil and gas sector, research institutions, museums and archives actively participated in a rewarding exchange of opinions and experiences.
The conference was exactly what we had hoped for, great fit with interested participants, sharing of experiences and ideas, interesting lectures and especially greatsocial frameworks with excellent opportunities to create personal relationships and good job network. University of Aberdeen was this year’s host and did a fantastic job of organizing a successful conference.
All lectures are posted on the website Eogan (http://eogan.blog.com/). Lecture Ine Fintland and Janet Martin, ”Living in a Box, or a Genie in a Bottle?
Archives as a Backbone for Corporate Storytelling ”, is already in a slightly edited form assumed by the Canadian “Journal of Management and Strategy” (www.sciedu.ca/jms) and will be publicized in their next volume.
Next EOGAN conference will be held at the Rotterdam Maritime Museum in May / June 2014.
by Ine Fintland and Janet Birkedal Martin
￼Living in a box or a genie in a bottle?
This presentation inspired the article “Living in a Box, or a Genie in a Bottle? Archives as a Backbone for Corporate Storytelling”, written in collaboration with Geir Sverre Braut and published by the Journal of Management and Strategy, Sciedu Press. You can read the article here
I will look at the relationship between the oil and gas companies and Special Collections and also at the implications of the project and how it has made us look afresh at the role of the archive and also at our archival practices… read full text here
by Andrew Macgregor
2013 saw the largest increase in “digital records” coming into the BP Archive. This was in addition to regularly capturing digital information from BP’s intranet, internal communications and in-house publications. This format now makes up approximately 5% of our total catalogue entries… full text here
by Bethan Thomas
Bethan Thomas – BPA Digi Archive
by Torkel Thime
The National Archives of Norway, Stavanger regional office
EOGAN meeting – The University of Aberdeen, June 19-21, 2013
Torkel Thime – Availability vs Secrecy