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Biographical entry McCarthy, Gavan John (1956 - )

Born
17 September 1956
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Science archivist

Summary

Gavan McCarthy, as the inaugural member of staff, was appointed in 1985 to establish the Australian Science Archives Project in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne. ASAP, as it was known, became part of the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre when it was established in 1999. McCarthy was archivist in charge of ASAP until his appointment as Director of the Centre. He is known internationally for his innovative approach to archival description and contextual information management.

Details

Contacts:
Level 2, Thomas Cherry Building, University of Melbourne Victoria 3010
email: gavan.mccarthy@unimelb.edu.au
Telephone: +61 3 8344 3659
Fax: +61 3 9347 4803

Events

1978 - 1985
Career position - Archivist (mostly part-time) at the University of Melbourne Archives. Worked on the records of The Zinc Corporation Ltd; Conzinc Rio-Tinto Australia Ltd and began investigations into the use of computerised databases for archives.
1978 - 1986
Career position - Periodic performances with Live Improvised Music Events (LIME) and experimental percussion group specialising in home-made instruments and found objects.
1981
Education - Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA (Hons)) completed at La Trobe University
1981 - 1982
Career position - Tutor in first year improvisation in the Department of Music at La Trobe University
1983 - 1985
Career position - Casual professional music engagements as a double bass player with a variety of groups and orchestras including the Victorian State Opera and the Melbourne Musicians.
1985 -
Life event - Professional member of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc.
1985 - 1999
Career position - Director (formerly Archivist-in-charge) of the Australian Science Archives Project at the University of Melbourne
1987 -
Life event - Convenor of the Science, Technology and Medicine Archives Special Interest Group of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc.
1991 - 2000?
Life event - Member of the Health and Medicine Museums Special Interest Group federal and state organising committees, Museum's Australia
1992 - 1993
Career position - Honorary Research Associate in the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University
1992 - 1994
Research - Chief instigator of an Australian Research Council Multi-Institutional Research Infrastructure Support Program project: Expansion of the Australian Science Archives Project
1994 -
Double bass player in the band Jugularity. See: http://www.jugularity.com/
1994 - 1997
Life event - Member of the Council of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc.
1995 -
Career position - Archives and Records Consultant at Imperial College London
1995
Education - Master of Arts (MA Archives and Records) completed at Monash University
1995 - 2000
Life event - Member of the Steering Committee of the International Council on Archives, Universities and Research Institutions Section, and a member of the steering committee of the subsection on Science, Technology and Medicine Archives.
1997
Research - Chief Investigator of an Australian Research Council SPIRT project: Next Generation ADS - Controlling the Total Records Environment
1997 - 1998
Life event - Consultant to the review of the Australian Archives Act 1983 conducted by the Australian Law Reform Commission
1998
Research - Recipient of an Australian Research Council, Special Research Initiatives grant: Science, Technology and Medicine Archives International Research Network, which led to the Working with Knowledge conference.
1998
Research - Associate Investigator on an Australian Research Council SPIRT project: Archival Metadata Standards for Managing and Accessing Information Resources in Networked Environments over Time for Government, Commerce, Social and Cultural Purposes. Location: Monash University
1999 -
Career position - Senior Research Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne
1999 - 2000
Life event - Vice-President of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc.
1999 - 2002
Career position - Board member of Melbourne Information Management Pty. Ltd.
1999 - 31 December 2006
Career position - Director of the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (Austehc) at the University of Melbourne
2000 - 2001
Life event - President of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc.
2000 - 2001
Chief Investigator in Australian Research Council project [R0010792], The Australian Trade Union Heritage Resources Gateway, University of Melbourne
2000 - 2002
Project partner in Australian Research Council project, Authoritative Web-based Information to Support Australian Science and Technology, Learned Academies Special Project with the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2000 - 2004
Career position - Full member of the International Council on Archives Committee on Science and Technology
2002 -
Career position - Consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency Radioactive Waste Management Section in Vienna, Austria
2002 - 2004
Career position - Full member of the International Council on Archives Committee on Descriptive Standards
2002 - 2005
Research - Project partner in Australian Research Council project Images of Chinese in Australia, New Zealand, China and Southeast Asia, La Trobe University
2003
Research - Chief Investigator in Australian Research Council project [LE0347122], The Australian Women's Archive Project, University of Melbourne
2004 - 2005
Research - Project partner in Australian Research Council projects [LE0452798 and LE0560774], The Australian Dictionary of Biography Online: A database of national biography facilitating research into Australia's history, Australian National University
2005
Research - Partner Investigator in Australian Research Council project [LE0561111], Unlocking Regional Memory: digitising global memory, University of Wollongong
2005 - 2007
Research - Chief Investigator in Australian Research Council project [DP0558298]: A demographic and socio-medical history of the Aboriginal People of Victoria 1800-2000: reconstitutions and epidemiological analysis, University of Melbourne.
2006
Research - Chief Investigator in Australian Research Council project [LE06680026], The Australian Dictionary of Biography Online and Emerging National Information Systems: Networking Research Capability, Australian National University
1 January 2007 -
Career position - Director of the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

  • Evans, Joanne; McCarthy, Gavan; Stephens, Robin, Centenaries of Australian Science, Discovery and Endeavour: Celebrating Australian Science, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, AustehcWeb, Melbourne, 4 August 1999, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/cent/. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan, Where are the Women in Australian Science?, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/wisa/wisa.html. Details

Books

  • Alvarez, Jane; Hutchinson, Fabian; McCarthy, Gavan, The Records of Esmond Venner Keogh (1895-1970), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1990, 74 pp. Details
  • Brash, Stuart; Conde Anne-Marie; Robin, Libby; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt, Tim, A Guide to the Records of Philip Crosbie Morrison, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1993, 178 pp. Details
  • Buchanan, Rod; McCarthy, Gavan; Scillio, Mark; O'Sullivan, Lisa, A Guide to the Records of Albert Lloyd George Rees, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1993, 142 pp. Details
  • Buchanan, Roderick; McCarthy, Gavan; Manhal, Oscar, The Records of Currency Note Research and Development Project, CSIRO, Division of Chemicals and Polymers, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1991, 103 pp. Details
  • Johnson, Mandy; Scillio, Mark; Taylor, Angela; Buchanan, Rod; O'Sullivan, Lisa; McCarthy, Gavan, A Guide to the Records of Lawrence Percival Coombes, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1993, 86 pp. Details
  • King, Bill; McCarthy, Gavan, The Records of Albert Cherbury David Rivett (1885-161) and the British Association for the Advancement of Science Australian Meeting, 1914, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1988, 37 pp. Details
  • King, Bill; McCarthy, Gavan; Spink, John, The Records of The Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1916-1980, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1988, 65 pp. Details
  • McCann, Doug; McCarthy, Gavan, The Records of Ronald Gordon Giovanelli (1915-1984), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1989, 62 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, The Papers of Maxwell Edgar Hargreaves (1923-1976), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1986, 16 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, The Papers of Sir Ian William Wark, 1899-1985, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1987, 51 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, The Papers of Nancye Enid Kent Perry (1918-), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1987, 13 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, The Papers of John Neill Greenwood (1894-1981), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1987, 16 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, The Records of Andrew Crowther Hurley (1926-1988), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1989, 41 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Manhal, Oscar, The Papers of Ian Jeffreys Wood (1903-1986), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1987, 38 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Manhal, Oscar, The Records of Michael James Denham White (1910-1983), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1989, 112 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Manhal, Oscar; O'Sullivan, Lisa; Sherratt, Tim, A Guide to the Records of Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1993, 156 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Sankey Howard, The Papers of Victor Martin Trikojus (1902-1985), 2 vols, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1987. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Sankey, Howard, The Papers of Walter Geoffrey Duffield (1879-1929), Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1987, 29 pp. Details
  • O'Sullivan, Lisa; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt, Tim, A Brief Guide to the Records of Armin Aleksander Öpik, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1992, 47 pp. Details
  • Scillio, Mark; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt,Tim, A Brief Guide to the Records of Minerals Separation Ltd, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1992, 29 pp. Details
  • Sherratt, Tim; McCarthy, Gavan, A Guide to the Records of Edwin Sherbon Hills, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1992, 150 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'A cup of tea and buttered nutloaf', in Ethics, Lies and Archives, Australian Society of Archivists Inc., Canberra, 1994. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Finding a future for digital cultural heritage resources using contextual information frameworks', in Kenderdine, S; Cameron, F. (ed.), Digital Cultural Heritage: a critical discourse, Refereed work, MIT Publishing, Boston, USA [in print], 2005. Details

Conference Papers

  • Barratt, Anne; McCarthy, Gavan, 'Archival Database Systems, Finding Aids and Web-based Archival Information Infrastructure', in ICA-SUV seminar, 19-20 September 2000, Cordoba, Spain; part of the International Council on Archives XIV International Congress of Archives, 21-26 September 2000, Seville, Spain, 2000. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Archives of Science and Technology in Australia', in A Seminar on Science Archives in Australia, University of New South Wales, 19-21 September 1985, Sydney, 1985. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Generating History: the heritage value of the archives of the Australian National University Homopolar Generator', in Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Engineering Heritage, Adelaide, 1-3 December 1986, Refereed article, 1986. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Australian Science Archives Project: its role, its future', in Matthews, P. (ed.), The National and International Environment, Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists, Perth 21-25 April 1987, Australian Society of Archivists Inc., Perth, 1988, pp. 77-81. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Science and the Future: archives in the new age?', in Papers and Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc. Hobart, 2-6 June 1989, Australian Society of Archivists Inc., Hobart, Tasmania, 1989, pp. 64-65. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Origin and future development of the Australian Science Archives Project', in Presented to the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, 25-27 September 1990, 1990. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Sources for the history of scientific societies and research organisations in Australia', in Australian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science 25th Annual Conference, New College, University of New South Wales, 11-15 July 1992, Sydney, 1992. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The handling of the archives and objects of science', in Proceedings of a conference held by the Helath and Medicine Museums, Museums of Australia, 20 June 1993: Do Documents and Objects Mix?, Health and Medicine Museums, Melbourne, 1994. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Australian Science Archives Project; Power, drugs and glamour in the Nineties', in International Council on Archives conference of the Science Archives Subgroup, 29 August 1995, American Institute of Physics, Washington DC, USA, 1995. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Recovering Science: Progress in the 1990s', in Tim Sherratt, Lisa Jooste and Rosanne Clayton (eds), Recovering Science: Strategies and Models for the Past, Present and Future: Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Melbourne, October 1992, Australian Science Archives Project, Canberra, 1995, pp. 9-14. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Managing the Total Organisational Records Environment: an extended role for the contemporary archivists', in Archiving the Records of Contemporary Science, Conference, 28-29 May 1996, Liege, Belgium, 1996. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Conference Framework from an Archival Perspective: Fundamental premises and universally accepted positions', in Archiving the Records of Contemporary Science, Conference, 28-29 May 1996, Liege, Belgium, 1996. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Introduction and Keynote Address', in Have Your Records been Doctored? Conference, 17 July 1997, Centre for the Study of Health and Society, University of Melbourne, 1997. Also available at http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/med/main.htm. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Visualizing the Textual Landscape: Preparing the ground, creating the landscape', in Working with Knowledge - International Archives Conference, 6-7 May 1998, Canberra, Australian Science Archives Project, Canberra, 1998. Also available at http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/asa/stama/conf/WWKgavan.htm. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The university as a locus of authority in linking heritage resources', in Proceedings of the 3rd International Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage, Deakin University, Melbourne and Geelong, Australia 4-8 October 1998, Deakin University, Geelong, 1998. Also available at http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/~gavan/pubs/COUH-1998-11-24-GJM-paper.pdf. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Heritage and the Internet - Encoding Context Objects: Using knowledge to reduce risks', in Australian Society of Archivists Conference Archives at Risk: Accountability, Vulnerability and Credibility, 29-31 July 1999, Brisbane, Queensland, 1999. Also available at http://www.archivists.org.au/events/conf99/mccarthy.html. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Engineering Utility: a visionary role for encoded archival authority information in managing virtual and physical resources', in AusWeb99 - The Fifth Australian World Wide Web Conference, 17-20 April 1999, Refereed article, Ballina, NSW, 1999. Also available at http://ausweb.scu.edu.au/aw99/papers/mccarthy/paper.html. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Integrating Archival Authority Information in Descriptive Systems', in Society of American Archivists Annual Conference, 30 August-2 September 2000, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2000. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Three-Dimensional Web: the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (Austehc) at Work', in Science, Technology and Healthcase Roundtable Meeting, Society of American Archivists Annual Conference, 30 August-2 September 2000, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2000. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The OHRM, the Web and Building of Archival Information Infrastructure', in Australian Society of Archivists Conference, Beyond the Screen: Capturing Corporate and Social Memory, 17-19 August 2000, Melbourne, 2000. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Building Bridges between Cultural Heritage Resources - of Networks, Entities and Relationships: Utilising the Small World Effect in an Archival Setting', in Joint National Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists and the Records Management Association of Australia, 'Convergence', 2-5 September 2001, Hobart, Tasmania, Australian Society of Archivists and the Records Management Association of Australia, 2001, pp. 279-286. Also available at https://www.rmaa.org.au/StaticContent/StaticPages/pubs/nat/natcon2001/section028.pdf. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Open Resource Scholarly Network: a New Era for Historians, Archivists and Technologists', in Computing Arts 2001Conference, 'Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities', 26-28 September 2001, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2001. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Archives for Individuals, Families and Small Organisations: New Frontiers and Opportunities', in Australian Society of Archivists 2003 Annual Conference, 'Different Professions Common Goals: GLAM - Galleries Libraries Archives & Museums', 17-20 September 2003, Hilton Hotel, CD Rom edn, Australian Society of Archivists, Adelaide, 2003. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Transfer of Information Relevant to the Safety of Radioactive Waste Disposal', in International Scientific Archives Conference, 'Future Proof: Delivering Scientific Archives in the Twenty-first Century', 9-11 April 2003, University of Edinburgh, 2003. Also available at http://www.bath.ac.uk/ncuacs/FP2_McCarthy1.htm. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Working at the Coal Face: Eighteen Years Working with Rod Home on the History of Australian Science', in AAHPSSS [Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science] Conference 30 June to 3 July 2003, Whitley College, University of Melbourne, 2003. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Transfer of Information Relevant to the Safety of Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities to Future Generations: What does it mean and is it a worry? Well, it depends on the context.', in International Council on Archives, XV International Congress on Archives, Vienna, Austria, 23-29 August 2004. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Australian Dictionary of Biography Online: the foundation of an online Encylopedia of Australia', in Computing Arts 2004, Noah's Hotel, Newcastle, New South Wales, 8-9 July 2004. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The International Atomic Energy Agency draft Safety Report on Preservation and Transfer to Future Generations of Information Important to the Safety of Waste Disposal Facilities', in International Scientific Archives Conference, Future Proof II: personal Papers in the Electronic Age, Cooperation on Archives of Science in Europe, Deutsches Museum, Munich, 20-22 April 2005. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The role of context-based information architecture in providing access to distributed resources', in XXII International Congress of History of Science. Globalisation and Diversity: Diffusion of Science and Technology throughout History, Invited paper, IUHPS - Division of History of Science, Beijing, 28 July 2005. Also available at http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/~gavan/pubs/WHSO-2005-07-25_presentation.pdf. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Bruce, 'Linking Heritage with History: Using authority records to link objects with their past', in Museums Australia National Conference, Finge Benefits: Community, Culture and Communication 5-9 May 1999, Albury, New South Wales, 1999. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Bruce, 'Of Networks, Entities and Relationships: Utilising the Small World Effect in an Archival Setting', in Society of American Archivists Annual Conference, 27 August-2 September 2001, Washington, DC, USA, 2001. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Spink, John, 'Re-discovering the History of Chemistry in Australia', in 11th RACI Convention, History and Archives Program, 6-11 February 2000, Australian National University, 2000. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Upshall, Ian, 'Using contextual information frameworks to maintain knowledge of radioactive waste', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Politics and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications (PISTA'05), 14-17 July 2005, Refereed article, International Institute of Informatics and Systematics, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2005, pp. 31-36. Also available at http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/~gavan/pubs/COFL-2005-04-26-McCarthy-PISTA05.pdf. Details

Edited Books

  • McCarthy, Gavan (ed.), Guide to the Archives of Science in Australia: Records of Individuals, D.W.Thorpe, Melbourne, 1991, 302 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Hagan, James; McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Bruce; Wells, Andrew, 'Unlocking Global Memory', Southern Review, vol. 38, no. 1, 2005. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Generating History: the heritage value of the archives of the Australian National University Homopolar Generator', Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. Multi-disciplinary Engineering, Refereed article, vol. GE11, no. 2 (November), 1987, pp. 101-106. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Archival Solutions: the Australian Science Archives Project and the Records of the RACI', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 55, no. 7 (July 1988), 1988, pp. 243-245. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Records disposal in the modern environment', Archives and Manuscripts, Refereed article, vol. 18, no. 1 (May), 1990, pp. 39-51. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Life in Science', Voices, Refereed article, vol. 3, no. 1, 1993, pp. 5-16. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Utilizing the web to build a network of archival authority records', Janus, Refereed article, vol. 1, International Council on Archives, 1999, pp. 96-107. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Structuring of Context: New possibilities in an XML enabled World Wide Web', Journal of the Association for History and Computing, Refereed article, vol. III, no. 1, April 2000, 2000. Also available at http://mcel.pacificu.edu/JAHC/JAHCIII1/ARTICLES/McCarthy/index.html. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre: Networking Australia's Cultural Heritage', Lasie, Refereed article, vol. 31, no. 2, June 2000, pp. 33-38. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Overland Telegraph and Undersea Cable: Australia's First Electronic Information Network', Australasian Science, vol. 22, no. 10, 2001, p. 46. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Role of Context in Sustaining Knowledge of Radioactive Waste', Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 33, no. 2, November 2005. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Clayton, Rosanne, 'The Records of E.W. Titterton, Nuclear Physicist', Archives and Manuscripts, Refereed article, vol. 20, no. 1 (May), 1992. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Cytowicz, Barbara; Jack, Chris, 'Recovering RACI Records ... ASAP', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 64, no. 9, 1997, pp. 4-5. Details

Reports

  • Evans, Joanne; McCarthy, Gavan, 'Online Heritage Resource Manager (OHRM) Encoded Archival Context (EAC) Examples', EAC Workshop, Toronto, Canada, March 2001. Also available at http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/~joanne/eac/ohrm_eac_examples.htm. Details
  • Garcin, Ross; Hasson, Robert; McCarthy, Gavan; Tyrer, Mark, DS337–190503: Safety Guide—Management System for the Safety of Radioactive Waste Disposal, Facilities and Activities, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, July 2003. Details
  • Garcin, Ross; Hasson, Robert; McCarthy, Gavan; Tyrer, Mark, DS336–25073: Safety Guide—Management System for the Safety of the Treatment, Handling and Storage of Radioactive Waste, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, July 2003. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, Review of the National Library of Australia's Reference Services, Canberra, 1998. Also available at http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/~gavan/pubs/XANL-1998-07-30-McCarthy.html. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, Transfer of information relevant to the safety of radioactive waste disposal facilities to future generations: the Case for a Radioactive Waste Disposal Contextual Information Framework, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, November 2003. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Bragg, Ken, Information Transfer For Long-term Radioactive Waste, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, July 2003. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Upshall, Ian, Preservation and Transfer to Future Generations Information Important to the Safety of Waste Disposal Facilities, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria [in print], 2005. Details

Reviews

  • McCarthy, Gavan, review of Moyal, Ann (ed.), Portraits in Science, Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 22, no. 2 (November), 1994. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, review of McCarthy, Gavan, 'Scientists, email and responsibility' (1996), Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 24, no. 1 (May), 1996. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, review of Cox, Richard J., Managing Records as Evidence and Information, Quorum Books, Westport , Connecticut, 2001, Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 31, no. 1, May 2003, pp. 111-113. Details
  • Robin, Libby; McCarthy, Gavan, review of Collis, Brad, Fields of Discovery: Australia's CSIRO, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 2002, 520 pp., Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 2, 2002, pp. 211-214. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR02011.pdf. Details

Seminar Papers

  • McCarthy, Gavan, '20th Century Scientists and their Records', in Seminar on scientific biography, Colonial Science Club is association with the Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney, 20 August 1988. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Records of Australian Chemists', in One-day seminar on the history of chemistry in Australia, David Rivett Laboratory, CSIRO Division of Materials Science and Technlogy, Abstracts of papers, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, History and Archives Committee, 25 November 1988. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'History of Australian Science Reference Aids', in Workshop of Australian Bibliography - State of the Art, as part of the Third National Reference Librarians' Conference, Melbourne, 19 November 1989. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Science archives and museum objects', in presented as a keynote address at the Museum of Victoria, Division of Science and Technology Seminar, Melbourne, 5 April 1991. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Living on the edge: the challenge of being fully externally-funded', presented in a workshop of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc. Conference Documenting Modern Society, Sydney, 11 June 1991. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Archiving science in the 1990s', given to the Dyason Society, University of Melbourne,, 27 April 1992. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Archives into the Telecommunication Age?', presented as the keynote introduction to a series of workshops for the Australian Council of Archives and the Australian Society of Archivists, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, November 1992. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Australian Science Archives Project', presented to the University of Melbourne Library and Information Management Alumni, 12 August 1993. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Text and context: recovering the astonishing discourse', presented to a seminar of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 13 September 1994. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Why archives and records of science, technology and medicine: new imperatives for intellectual, commercial and corporate success', presented to Monash IVF, Melbourne, 31 October 1995. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'The Australian Science Archives Project: Archival and records informatics and its connection with information systems', presented to the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, Monash University, Caulfield, 18 November 1996. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Radiation Worries: Matching the Information Half-Life with the Radioactive Waste Half-Life', in School of Information Management Systems, Monash University, Caulfield, 30 May 2003. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Navigating Cultural Heritage Resources in Asia and the Pacific: Global links for local heritage objects, places and individuals', in presented to the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University, Burwood, 17 August 2005, p. 15. Also available at http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/~gavan/pubs/XACA-2005-08-17-McCarthy-Seminar.pdf. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan, 'Reflexions and Visions: Looking into the future of the history of Australian science', given in The Discovery Room, Australian Museum, Tuesday 6pm, Australian Science History Club, Sydney, 8 November 2005. Also available at http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/~gavan/pubs/CSCM-2005-11-08_Australian_Science_History_Club6_talk.pdf. Details

Online Resources

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