Tag Archives: description

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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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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The Hunting of the Snark (Looking for Digital “Series”)

On Friday 25 October 2011, 40 archivists from across Australia and New Zealand attended our workshop, Drawing insight and inspiration from tradition: Digital recordkeeping and the Australian series system. Our starting point for the workshop was Peter Scott’s series system and … Continue reading

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The work of Peter Scott, an overview

By Kate Cumming At the recent Recordkeeping Roundtable event ‘Drawing insight and inspiration from tradition: The Australian Series System and digital recordkeeping’ I spoke about the history of the series system. Referencing Terry Cook (and Shakepeare!), I argued that ‘What is … Continue reading

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Digital recordkeeping and the series system

On Friday 25 October, 40 archivists from across Australia and New Zealand attended our workshop, Drawing insight and inspiration from tradition: Digital recordkeeping and the Australian series system. The workshop was inspired by the release of the landmark Australian Society … 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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