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5th Eogan international conference announcement

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 ( 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” ( and will be publicized in their next volume.

Next EOGAN conference will be held at the Rotterdam Maritime Museum in May / June 2014.

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Living in a box or a genie in a bottle? Statoil celebrates its 40th anniversary

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

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Corporate relationships

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

Corporate relationships

by Andrew Macgregor

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BP Archive: Twenty Years of Making Records available to External Researchers

I am the team leader of the BP Historical Archive. I say historical as these days “archive” has so many different connotations, that I find it easier to stress that we maintain the historical record of the Company and are not the Records Management Team, or the digital storage team.

The BP Archive consists of a team of three BP people and we are located in this building on the campus of the University of Warwick in Coventry. As I said we are BP employees and the space we occupy is leased from the University.

In order to put into context the fact that we sit on a University Campus and have been actively open to third party researchers for 20 years, I need to explain a little about the history of the Archive… read full text here

by Peter Housego

EOGAN 2103

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Digital Archiving: The New Frontier

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

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Oil and gas records on the internet? Availability vs secrecy

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

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Beyond preservation. From business archivists to communication managers

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Images from European Oil and Gas Archives Network in Aberdeen (2013, 19-21 June)

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Eogan 2013 general Conference – programme

The programme is now online:

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