Tag Archives: recordkeeping

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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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 – Program now available

Reinventing Archival Methods Nov 26 2012(PDF, 295 KB) There’s only a couple of weeks to go until Reinventing Archival Methods workshop. Many apologies to those who missed out, but we will aim to have reports from the event posted here … Continue reading

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Without a trace: Policies of unaccountability

… A number of what can only be described as ‘policies of unaccountability’ will also be released. One such document is the 2005 document ‘Policy on Assigning Detainee Internment Serial Numbers’. This document is concerned with discreetly ‘disappearing’ detainees into … Continue reading

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Accountability under attack in National Security Inquiry

This week the Government announced an Inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation. From the terms of reference: The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is to inquire into potential reforms of National Security Legislation, as set out … 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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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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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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