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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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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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A Sea of Kites: Pushing access to archives with progressive enhancement

Luke Bacon Open access to archives enriches our knowledge of human society, promotes democracy, protects citizens’ rights and enhances the quality of life. —UNESCO Universal Declaration on Archives Access to information is about power. Accessibility describes an evolving power relationship … Continue reading

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Full docs or it didn’t happen

Cassie Findlay In the issues paper ‘Access’, developed after The Recordkeeping Roundtable workshop ‘Reinventing Archival Methods’[2], Roundtable co-founder Barbara Reed described the information and technology landscape that we live in as characterised by ‘the ‘release’ of public information all over … Continue reading

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Contexts, connections, access: the glorious possibilities of getting it all wrong

Dr Tim Sherratt About a century ago in web years I wrote a thing about accessing archives on the web.[1] It’s now full of broken links and naive optimism. But a couple of the arguments I made way back then … Continue reading

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Improving access to archives and other records: A modest proposal

Come and join us at the next Recordkeeping Roundtable event, in which we will be exploring some ideas for presenting and sharing archival description information to better harness the opportunities of the online world, and do it in a sustainable … Continue reading

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Reinventing Archival Methods in The Hague

Presentation by Cassie Findlay for ‘Paradigm Shift’, a seminar in honour of Hans Hofman, National Archives of the Netherlands, The Hague, January 27 2014 This paper is based on one of the same name prepared and delivered at the Australian … Continue reading

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Reinventing Archival Methods: Issues papers

Background The ‘Reinventing Archival Methods’ workshop, held in November 2012, came about following discussions in our profession in which we shared concerns that that our professional methods are not coping with the scale and complexity of contemporary recordkeeping challenges, and … Continue reading

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