Category Archives: Report

Digital archives: Here’s the problem – how would YOU address it?

Report back from the Recordkeeping Roundtable workshop at #ARANZASA in Christchurch, NZ By Anne Picot A gathering of over 50 records and archives practitioners tossed ideas around for 4 hours wrestling with the difficulties of what, when and how of … Continue reading

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Report from Improving access to archives and other records

On Monday March 31 the Recordkeeping Roundtable hosted an evening event exploring the possibilities for better, more connected online access to archives. Our aim was to consider ideas put forward by Chris Hurley in his ‘modest proposal’ for improving access … Continue reading

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Report from Game On! The challenges of digital games preservation and why it matters

About 30 interested people from a variety of backgrounds met on April 2nd at the University of Sydney to hear Associate Professor Melanie Swalwell from Flinders University speak at The Recordkeeping Roundtable event ‘Game On! The Challenges of digital game … Continue reading

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Stilgherrian on information release; orderly and disorderly

Transcript of talk by Stilgherrian from the Freedom of information? panel discussion held in Sydney on February 29  2012. Thanks Cass, thanks everyone. Yes, it’s somehow appropriate we start this, I think, with the disorderly side of accessing information because what I’d like … Continue reading

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Tim Robinson on privacy, FOI and recordkeeping

Transcript of talk by Tim Robinson from the Freedom of information? panel discussion held in Sydney on February 29  2012. I’ve suddenly thought of… some years ago, just after the State Records Act was introduced I was at a retreat, at a couple … Continue reading

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Philip Dorling on leaks, whistleblowing, archives, access to information and the behaviour of governments

Transcript of talk by Dr Philip Dorling from the Freedom of information? panel discussion held in Sydney on February 29  2012. Just as I was walking across the very wet car park this evening I was reminded of just how fragile information can be, … Continue reading

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Are mechanisms for information access that we have now supporting a just and functional society? If not, what else?

Transcript of opening remarks by Cassie Findlay from the Freedom of information? panel discussion held in Sydney on February 29  2012. A year on from The Recordkeeping Roundtable’s first event; ‘After Wikileaks, is is all over for The Archives?’, we return … Continue reading

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Freedom of information? discussion panel: podcasts

On a very wet Wednesday evening in February, we heard from three fascinating speakers in our Freedom of information? panel discussion on orderly and disorderly methods of information access and release, government secrecy and what needs to change. Our speakers … Continue reading

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Report on ‘Hacking the archives: Archival description in an online world’

How do we ensure that “meaning as well as content lies at the end of the road to discovery?” On Wednesday August 24 we got together to talk about the question of how we can ensure that “meaning as well … Continue reading

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