West Coast Workshop on The History and
 Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems

 Sponsored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation and
 the School of Information Management & Systems


Saturday Nov 17
Noon: Lunch and Registration.
12:40-1:00 p.m.: Welcome: Michael Buckland, Berkeley.
1:00-1:20 p.m. Documentary on Paul Otlet: All the Knowledge in the World.
1:20 - 2:40 p.m. Presentation Session I: (Each 20 min presentation and 20 min discussion.)
Kalpana Shankar, "Scientists, Records, and the Practical Politics of Infrastructure".
Allan Konrad, "Implications of a Constructivist Learning-Theory Approach to LIS: Theoretical and Historical Analyses".
2:40 - 3:00 Break.
3:00 - 4:00: p.m. Methodology Session I:
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. Charles Bourne: Studying the history of online information services.
3:20 - 4:00 p.m. Boyd Rayward: Oral History; Writing.
4:00 - 4:20 p.m. Break.
4:20 - 5:40 Presentations Session II
William M. Mitchell, "H.F. Mitchell, Jr. and NASA's Remote Electronic Console".
Alexander Justice, "Information Science as A Facet of the History of British Science: The Origins of the Classification Research Group."
6:30 p.m.: Informal Dinner - 155 Avenida Drive, Berkeley.

Sunday Nov 18
7:30 - Light breakfast (optional)
8:10 - 9:30 Presentation session III
Lonny J. Brooks, "Constructing Histories to Predict the Future: How Does Futures Research Relate to Historic Technological and Scientific Inquiries in Corporate and Governmental Domains?"
Ronald E. Day, "Information and Communication Technologies and the Narratives of History."
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. John Richardson: Getting Published.
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break.
10:15 - Noon: Methodology Session II: Charles Bourne, Michael Buckland, Colin Burke, Marion Casey, John Richardson: General discussion on:
- Use of archives.
- Being and staying organized.
- Ethical issues (Revealing confidences; what to report).
Noon - 12:45 Lunch
12:15 - 1:00 Final session / Wrap-up.
Everyone present gets 5 minutes to answer one or more of the questions: "What (if anything) surprised you? What (if anything) did you learn? What do you think should be done next?"
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