Monthly Archives: August 2011

Revealing or repressing the archive as a litmus test for a healthy society: An analysis of #WLfind cables + #Archives

We take for granted that there exist, somewhere in society, macro-actors that naturally dominate the scene… The problem is that these entities could not exist at all without the construction of long networks in which numerous faithful records circulate in … Continue reading

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Revolutionary walls of memory

This week in Al-Akhbar English, Sayyid Mahmoud reports on the work of artist Ahmad al-Labbad and his efforts to capture the public art which appeared all over Cairo’s Tahrir Square and elsewhere during the January 25 revolution – “the largest … Continue reading

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Archivists, librarians and WikiLeaks – Part 2

A few weeks back I reported in this blog on the efforts of Tom Twiss and the rest of the Social Responsibilities Round Table group in the American Library Association to have three resolutions passed by the ALA’s general membership … Continue reading

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Drawing insight and inspiration from tradition: The Australian Series System and digital recordkeeping – An interactive workshop

Archival institutions the world over are battling to reinvent their traditional processes, practices and systems in order to deal with the scale, complexity and richness of contemporary digital records. Come and join speakers from Archives New Zealand, the Public Record … Continue reading

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From the Metroon to Wikileaks: People, power and the archive

What is an archive? What is its purpose? Has the kind of archive that has evolved in 20th and early 21st century Western civilisation remained consistent with the underlying principles of the contract struck between the people and the State … Continue reading

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