On Friday 25 October 2011, 40 archivists from across Australia and New Zealand attended our workshop, Drawing insight and inspiration from tradition: Digital recordkeeping and the Australian series system.
Our starting point for the workshop was Peter Scott’s series system and how its original vision for archival description should be revisited to help us to contextualise and manage digital records. On the day, we were offered a powerful examination of how digital recordkeeping forces us to shift our thinking on archival description, with particular reference to Scott’s work, by Chris Hurley. We have great pleasure in publishing Chris’s paper here: The Hunting of the Snark (Looking for Digital “Series”) (PDF, 1.3 MB).
The paper is © Chris Hurley 2011 all rights reserved.