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Flipping our focus

This week I got a strong response on Twitter for this tweet & image: From my talk last week: we archivists are failing our mission if we keep worrying about backlogs & ignore strategic digital recordkeeping pic.twitter.com/8usLBihDz7 — Cassie Findlay … 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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From reactive to proactive appraisal

Nicole Convery The records continuum made waves in Britain in the early 2000s and was variously hailed as a long needed theoretical framework for electronic information management or rejected as an abstract model that has little relevance for recordkeeping processes. … Continue reading

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Eternity Revisited: In pursuit of a national documentation strategy and a national archival system

Adrian Cunningham[1] As I sit down to write this thought piece in January 2014 our Canadian colleagues are preparing for a Canadian Archives Summit with the enviable title ‘Towards a New Blueprint for Canada’s Recorded Memory’. To me the most … 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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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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