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What do records do in people’s lives that nothing else does?

Report from ‘Improving access to archives and other records’ – Melbourne edition by Belinda Battley This was the question posed by Anne Gilliland at the end of the discussion this week of Chris Hurley’s Modest Proposal, hosted by the Centre … Continue reading

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Improving access to archives and other records: A modest proposal – Melbourne edition

The Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics in association with the Recordkeeping Roundtable invites you to a second discussion of Chris Hurley’s ‘Modest Proposal’ for improving access to archives and other records. How can we make recordkeeping part of the … Continue reading

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Reinventing archival methods: Continuing the conversation

A collection of articles and short contributions from The Recordkeeping Roundtable, our friends and colleagues, on the theme of archival reinvention. Introduction by Kate Cumming, Cassie  Findlay, Anne Picot and Barbara Reed Articles Dr Kate Cumming and Anne Picot ‘Reinventing … Continue reading

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Introduction

Kate Cumming, Cassie Findlay, Anne Picot and Barbara Reed When we started the Recordkeeping Roundtable at the start of 2011 [i] our aim was to start new conversations in, across, and especially, outside of the recordkeeping profession. The events we … Continue reading

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Reinventing appraisal

Kate Cumming and Anne Picot Introduction In 1986 David Bearman first put the argument that core archival methods of appraisal, description, preservation and access were fundamentally unable to cope with the volumes of records archivists were required to process. He … Continue reading

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Reinventing access

Barbara Reed In 1989 David Bearman threw virtual bombs at the practices of the archival profession. In Australia we responded to the emerging issues of digital recordkeeping influenced by Bearman’s challenging analysis. However access has long been an area somewhat … Continue reading

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Broadening the record and expanding the archives

Kirsten Wright The concept of “the record” is core archival theory and archival methods. In looking at reinventing archival methods, we must ask whether the traditional notion of the record is still applicable and how the record connects and links … Continue reading

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Email – a bellwether records system

Andrew Waugh A bellwether is a sheep with a bell around its neck. Since sheep flock together, the shepherd could track the movement of the flock by the sound of the bell on the bellwether. In a similar way, I … Continue reading

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Indigenous Records: connecting, critiquing and diversifying collections

Kirsten Thorpe The management of Indigenous records and collections presents challenges to traditional archival methods and practice. Indigenous issues relating to the management of archives are important questions that should be discussed and considered broadly by the profession. In this … Continue reading

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