Plenary Sessions

Session Plenary L001 : Wednesday 7 September, 14:15 - 14:55

L001 The Joseon Dynasty and its Archival Culture / Naver rewrites the history of Korean records and archives in the digital world

Byungju SHIN, Youngchan YOON

Available in languages ARA CHI ENG FRA JPN KOR RUS SPA

The Joseon Dynasty and its Archival Culture

The traditional dynasty of the Republic of Korea, the Joseon Dynasty, ruled for over 500 years. There are several factors that contributed to the longevity of the ruling, the most principal being their strong establishment of an archival culture. Out of the 13 Memory of the World Registers, nine were produced during the Joseon Dynasty, including: “The Annals of the Joseon Dynasty,” “Uigwe: The Royan Protocols of the Joseon Dynasty,” “Seungjeongwon Ilgi: the Diaries of the Royan Secretariat,” and “Ilseongnok (The Records of Daily Reflections).” The records of the Joseon Dynasty maintained transparency and openness, allowing for an expectation of respectable politics, starting from the King himself. In records, the archiving system is just as important as the records themselves. The royal family of the Joseon Dynasty built government storage units in multiple locations. They also exerted a large amount of effort in the preservation process, one example being Po-sweh, a method by which books were dried by sunlight and wind. These efforts prevented any gaps within the records, and allowed them to be continuously passed down.

Naver rewrites the history of Korean records and archives in the digital world

Records and archives have been produced for as long as mankind has existed and have developed on a parallel with civilization. In our modern society, every aspect of our lives is recorded and archived on the various digital platforms, ranging from emails, mobile messages, blogs and online communities to SNS services. Naver Corporation, the leading search company in the Republic of Korea, has recognized and come to appreciate the importance of these digitized records since it launched its search portal, Naver.
In particular, the company places great emphasis on creating and growing Korean-based documents and contents. Over time it has rolled out a range of platforms, including Naver Cafe, Blog, Knowledge Search and provided space for images and videos, to the great delight of users. In addition, the company has continued its efforts to expand the pool of information by digitizing newspapers, dictionaries and professional information, all of which has made Naver the most popular search service in Korea. The recent opening of GAK, its data center for storing a variety of digitized records safely and scientifically, represents another aspect of these efforts.
Naver will continue its efforts to track and record user ideas and profiles in order to become a valuable and irreplaceable resource in creating a better future through recourse to these records.


Byungju SHIN, Professor, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea

Professor Shin obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Korean History, and his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from Seoul National University. Following his experience as a Researcher at Seoul National University’s Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, he is currently working as a Professor for KonKuk University’s College of Liberal Arts, Department of History.

He has previously served as the Director for General Affairs at the Choson Dynasty History Association, as an advisory council member for the Forum for the Royal Manuscripts of Kyujanggak, and as an expert advisor for the construction of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History. Currently, he is hosting a TV program called “The Day, History Journal” on KBS1 TV, and a radio program called “Global Korean History, the World that Day.” He has also authored several books, including “How to Meet with Joseon,” “A Critical Review of Joseon” and “the Treasures of Joseon found in Kyujanggak.”

Youngchan YOON, Vice President, Head of Business Management Office, NAVER Corp., Republic of Korea

2005                    Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Visiting Scholar
2003                    Sogang University Graduate School of Public Policy of International Relations, Master’s Degree 1990
1990                   Seoul National University, Bachelor of Science in Geography

Work Experience
2015 ~ Current         Vice President of Naver Corporation
2014 ~ 2015            Executive Director of Naver Corporation Management Support Team
2011 ~ 2013            Director of NHN (Currently Naver Corporation) Media Center
2008 ~ 2011            Head of NHN (Currently Naver Corporation) Media Service
2008                    Joined NHN Corporation (Currently Naver Corporation)
2006 ~ 2007            Senior Journalist of Dong A Daily’s Ministry of Culture
2002                    Head of Dong A Daily’s Union Committee
1990 ~ 2005            Journalist at Dong A Daily in the Social and Political Affairs Department and eventually entitled as the Senior Journalist of Political Affairs

Other Current Titles and Activities
Operating Chair of Korea Internet Corporations Association
Member of Korea Internet Self-Governance Organization’s Operating Committee
Director of Korea 3D Printing Association
Member of the Republic of Korea National Election Commission Advisory Board
Member of the Internet Search Services Policy Advisory Committee
Nonexecutive Director of YTN PLUS
Member of the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism Committee Member
 Member of the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism Committee
Member of the Yonhap News Agency User Committee


Session Plenary L002 : Thursday 8 September, 14:15 - 14:55

L002 "Rising to the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century and a Digital World" / Recordkeeping in the age of FANG (Facebook, Amazon/Apple, Netflix, Google) / MOSAIC : The Archives of Collective Intelligence

Anne GILLILAND, Barbara REED, Yoonkyoung KANG

Available in languages ARA CHI ENG FRA JPN KOR RUS SPA

"Rising to the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century and a Digital World"

For decades archives and archivists have been focused on the challenges to the field, its concepts and its practices that have come with increasingly ubiquitous societal use of information and communications technology. While archivists have at the same time also engaged in all sorts of important and innovative digital documentation, description, access and outreach initiatives, the digital world is still often conceived of as problematic, perhaps even life-threatening for the archival field. It is time to turn this thinking around and to invest in the distinctive contributions that archives and the records that they hold could make, individually and collectively, to the world as it is today and as we would like it to be in the future. This presentation will argue for the judicious application and use by archives of a broad range of digital technologies and techniques to support integrated, more pluralistically and more inclusively and equitably conceived archival functions and also to contribute to resolving global and local grand challenges and wicked problems. Specifically it will discuss in this regard the potential of automatic translation, semantic and ontological mapping, digital certification, and adaptive technologies and techniques, as well as the development of digital "safekeeping places" and records search services for use by underrepresented, threatened and migrant communities and individuals around the globe.

Recordkeeping in the age of FANG (Facebook, Amazon/Apple, Netflix, Google )

Volume, velocity, variety and veracity – the four Vs of big data – and trends towards user/client compiled and managed archives, challenge archivists and archival thinking in the digital age. The nature of the digital brings valuable opportunities in forcing our professional practices to expand to deal with the digital deluge. Acknowledging a lengthy transition between paper and digital paradigms should free professional thinking to experiment, make mistakes and avoid positivist assertions of ‘the’ way to approach digital. Strict binary approaches – records management vs archives, organisational records vs individuals’ records, records vs information, theory vs practice – are being revealed as inadequate to assist our profession in the necessary transition in thinking and doing. This paper explores alternative paths to connect our archival aspirations to the complex digital environment, based on emerging understanding of recordkeeping informatics approaches for records and archives in personal, organisational, community, and social settings.

MOSAIC : The Archives of Collective Intelligence

Samsung Electronics’ products, which are all around us in our daily lives, have started from small ideas. A huge amount of ideas have been shared, inspired, and cultivated to turn a mere possibility into a breakthrough product. MOSAIC is the place where it all begins.  

MOSAIC is Samsung Electronics’ company-wide platform that harnesses the power of the collective intelligence of its 300,000 employees worldwide. In MOSAIC, employees propose and share creative ideas to develop new business opportunities, and they also discuss various issues together to seek expertise from others in the company and find ultimate solutions to their problems. Collective Intelligence is extensively used across the board from product planning to R&D, design, and marketing. Not only that, advanced information technologies are applied to MOSAIC to allow the knowledge to be used effectively. It makes it easier for employees to find the right information and person and gain insights from the vast amount of information accumulated. MOSAIC is also planning its next steps to predict and automatically recommend the knowledge that the user needs in advance.  

In the digital age, a company’s core competency comes from making the best use of its knowledge. This presentation will introduce how Samsung Electronics uses MOSAIC to form and share knowledge, establish a more creative environment, and result in noteworthy successes. 


Anne GILLILAND, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Anne J. Gilliland is Professor and Director of the Archival Studies specialization in the Department of Information Studies, Director of the Center for Information as Evidence, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also the director of the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), a global collaborative effort amongst academic institutions that seeks to promote state-of-the-art in scholarship in archival studies, broadly conceived, as well as to encourage curricular and pedagogical innovation in archival and recordkeeping education locally and worldwide.
She is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and recipient of numerous awards in archival and information studies. She is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Global Research, RMIT University in Melbourne and has served as a NORSLIS (Nordic Research School in Library and Information Science) Professor (with Tampere University, Finland; Lund University, Sweden; and the Royal School, Denmark), and as an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow. She has taught courses as a visiting faculty member at Renmin University of China in Beijing and the University of Zadar, Croatia.
Her research and teaching relate broadly to the history, nature, human impact and technologies associated with archives, recordkeeping and memory, particularly in translocal and international contexts. Her recent work has been addressing recordkeeping and archival systems and practices in support of human rights, recovery and daily life in post-conflict and diasporic settings; the politics and nature of metadata; digital recordkeeping and archival informatics; and research methods and design in archival studies.

Barbara REED, Recordkeeping Innovation Pty Ltd, Australia

Barbara Reed, Director of Recordkeeping Innovation Pty Ltd, is a consultant in the field of records, archives and information management with more than 25 years industry experience in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. She is an active participant in standards development at the Australian and international level, being Chair of the Standards Australia committee and a long time member of the ISO TC46/SC11.  She was an academic in recordkeeping at Monash University and continues a research association with the Records Continuum Research Group and the Centre for Organisational and Social  Informatics. She teaches recordkeeping to post-graduate students at the University of Canberra and conducts regular professional development courses in Australasia. She participates in research advisory committees for a number of projects, and has undertaken past projects for national and state archival institutions in Australia and New Zealand. Areas of special interest include digital recordkeeping strategies, recordkeeping metadata and standards development for whole of government initiatives. She is a founding member of The Recordkeeping Roundtable. She has published widely in archives, records and information management academic journals and industry publications. She is a Fellow of both the Australian Society of Archivists and the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia.

Yoonkyoung KANGSamsung Electronics, South Korea

Yoonkyoung Kang is the Director of the Collective Intelligence Office, Creativity and Innovation Center at Samsung Electronics where she is in charge of the planning, development, and operation of MOSAIC, the company-wide Collective Intelligence Platform that has 200,000 users worldwide. Since she joined Samsung Electronics, she has worked in the fields of R&D Innovation and Knowledge Management for 13 years. In 2015, Samsung Electronics received a presidential citation at the Korea Knowledge Management Award ceremony, and she won an official commendation from the Minister of Government Administration and Home Affairs for her significant and sustained contribution to promoting knowledge management across Samsung Electronics, setting a landmark example for other organizations to follow.  
Her multidisciplinary knowledge and experience span from information technology to social science. She holds a Master’s degree in Information Science from the Univ. of Michigan, specializing in Social Computing. She also worked as a researcher for the database and multimedia Lab of Korea Telecom for 7 years upon obtaining her M.S. degree in Computer Science from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).


Session Plenary L003 : Friday 9 September, 14:15 - 14:55

L003 ICA Programme Commission Closing Plenary


Available in languages ARA CHI ENG FRA JPN KOR RUS SPA

This session, chaired by Normand Charbonneau, ICA's Vice President for Programme will be a fast-paced finale to the Congress week including views and impressions of the professional programme, updates and news of ICA's recent major projects and achievements and the SPA film competition award. It will include presentations from the New Professionals, FIDA and the Africa Programme as well as a round up of the 2016 International Archives Day celebrations. Finally we will look forward to the coming four year cycle and in particular to the 2017 Annual Conference.


Normand CHARBONNEAU, Vice President Programme, International Council on Archives and Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Canada

Normand Charbonneau est Sous-ministre adjoint et Chef de l’exploitation à Bibliothèque et Archives Canada depuis avril 2015.

 M. Charbonneau œuvre dans le milieu des archives depuis plus de 30 années. Il a acquis une solide expérience au service des Archives nationales du Québec, puis de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, où il a assumé plusieurs postes de direction, dont celui de directeur général des Archives nationales du Québec de 2012 à 2015.

 Il a enseigné à l’Université du Québec à Montréal et à l’Université Laval à Québec. De plus, il a publié des articles sur des sujets tels les archives photographiques et la gouvernance documentaire et présenté des conférences tant au Canada qu’à l’extérieur de son pays.

Il a été impliqué au sein de l’Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ), du Conseil canadien des archives (CCA), de l’Association internationale des archivistes francophones (AIAF) et du Comité de pilotage du Portail international d’archivistique francophone (PIAF). Il est Vice-président au programme de l’ICA depuis avril 2016.

Normand Charbonneau has been Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Operation Officer at Library and Archives Canada since April 2015.

Mr Charbonneau has been a professional in the Archival world for the past 30 years. He acquired an extensive experience with the Archives nationales du Québec and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, where he held several management positions such as Director General of the Archives nationales du Québec from 2012 to 2015.

He taught at the Université du Québec in Montréal, and at Université Laval in Quebec City. He has also published various papers on subjects such as photographic archives and documentary governance, and has spoken at various conferences in Canada and abroad.

He has also been actively involved in the Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ), the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA), the Association internationale des archivistes francophones (AIAF). He has been the International Council on archives (ICA) Vice President Programme since April 2016.