Monthly Archives: June 2014

Give me a serve of data with that

Antony Funnell It is natural and understandable when considering issues relating to the preservation of information to focus on new technologies. Changes in technology directly affect what is and is not available to be preserved, as well as influencing issues … Continue reading

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Re-Inventing On-Line Access

Chris Hurley The methods I most want to re-invent are description and federation of access.   I have been interested in this for thirty years and have recently re-entered the lists with A Modest Proposal for Improving Access to Archives and … Continue reading

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Contrapuntal Archival Methods

Michael Jones As a post-custodial research archivist I have worked in many contexts, from projects involving major archival institutions, governments and universities through to advising and training people working at the other end of the scale, in small archives, single … Continue reading

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Building an integrated digital archives (Part II)

Richard Lehane Integration is at the heart of the archival endeavour. You can read most archival methods (appraisal, arrangement and description, access) as being fundamentally about integration: the task of creating a coherent archives that incorporates disparate recordkeeping systems. Sue … Continue reading

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Records management for scientific data

Charlotte Maday and Magalie Moysan “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.”(Hamlet, William Shakespeare) Venturing into research and science, for a records manager, is like walking in a very grumpy and very hungry lion’s den. Firstly because we … Continue reading

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Reinventing Archival Methods: Reconceptualising ERM as a wicked problem

Julie McLeod “Paradigms are powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world. The power of a paradigm shift is the essential power of quantum change, whether that shift is an instantaneous or a slow and deliberate … Continue reading

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In an interconnected world – why do we think in functions?

Adelaide Parr I work in the University sector at a great, sprawling institution, with its own quirks, needs, concerns and issues. With occasionally minor reference to the rest of the world, it keeps on going, outwardly little different now from … Continue reading

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People Telling Stories

Sonya Sherman “There are stories that take seven days to tell… there are other stories that take you all your life… The truth about stories is that that’s all we are.   ~ Thomas King[1] In the late 1980s and early … Continue reading

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