Added May 7, 2012
Unfortunately the “Gathering with Katey Logan,” planned for May 10, 2012, has been cancelled. We apologize deeply for any inconvenience caused. Please see the page listed below for more information.
- Gathering with Katey Logan CANCELLED
The Resource Center for the History of Entrepreneurship of the Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation has invited Katey Logan to give a talk at a gathering on May 10, 2012. Ms. Logan is a co-author of “Commercial Impact of an Archive Exhibition,” published last month in Japanese translation as “Akaibuzu wo tenji suru koto ni yoru shogyojo no koka,” in Sekai no Bijinesu Akaibuzu: Kigyo Kachi no Gensen (Leveraging Corporate Assets: New Global Directions for Business Archives). She will discuss trends in British business archives and the UK’s “National Strategy for Business Archives.”
Talk by Katey Logan (Consultant, Logan McCabe Ltd., former Boots UK Business Archivist)
Title: Business Archives in the UK: An Insider’s Guide to Corporate Archives and the Emergence of a National Strategy
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 3:40 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)
Details: Talk by Katey Logan followed by Q&A
Language: English (basic Japanese translation provided)
Cost: free but registration required (registration details)
Participation: limited to first 40 applicants
Location: Conference Room, Shibusawa Memorial Museum
Address: 2-16-1 Nishigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
-5 min walk from south exit of Oji station, JR Keihin Tohoku line
-9 min walk from Nishigahara station, Tokyo Metro Nanboku line
-4 min walk from Asukayama stop, Toden Arakawa line
Organized by the Resource Center for the History of Entrepreneurship, Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Museum
The “National Strategy for Business Archives (England and Wales)” was announced in July 2009 and “A National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland” followed the next year. Currently The National Archives of the United Kingdom, the Business Archives Council, and other related organizations are working towards the implementation of the “National Strategy” and its policies.
In May 2011, Alex Ritchie of The National Archives of the UK gave a presentation entitled “The National Business Archives Strategy: England and Wales” (video on Ustream) at the international symposium “The Value of Business Archives: Their Use by Japanese Companies and New Global Trends.” (The presentation is also available in Japanese translation in Sekai no Bijinesu Akaibuzu: Kigyo Kachi no Gensen, and will be available soon in the original English as a part of the e-book Leveraging Corporate Assets: New Global Directions for Business Archives.) There were many questions posed by attendees to the symposium relating to the active role of The National Archives in a national strategy relating to the preservation and use of business records and archives as well as in regards to how the relationship between a national archives and public sector businesses was formed. Unfortunately, however, due to time constraints and other reasons, Mr. Ritchie was unable to share the full story of the “National Strategy.”
Hopefully Ms. Logan, who was in charge of drafting the first “National Strategy,” will be able to answer some of the questions and further fill in our understanding of the strategy. Prior to her role in outlining the policies of the “National Strategy,” she worked as a company archivist for a number of companies including the British pharmaceutical giant Boots UK. Ms. Logan is currently based in Beijing where she works as a business archives consultant. In addition she is a trustee of the Business Archives Council.
Following Ms. Logan’s talk and the Q&A there will be a closed discussion session between Ms. Logan and Japanese specialists from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The session will be conducted in English without any translation provided and will focus on the present condition and issues confronting Japanese business archives. Although the session is closed, attendees to Ms. Logan’s talk are invited to apply to attend the closed session as observers.
To register send an email with the following information to icasbl2011tokyo (AT) shibusawa.or.jp (changing (AT) to @). Name Name in katakana (if you have a preference) Affiliation Affiliation in Japanese (if known) E-mail address Whether you wish to attend the closed session as an observer or not
- “National Strategy for Business Archives (England and Wales)” [PDF]
- “A National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland” (link to page within the website of the University of Glasgow)
- “A National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland” [PDF]
- Business Archives Council
- The National Archives