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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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Are mechanisms for information access that we have now supporting a just and functional society? If not, what else?

Transcript of opening remarks by Cassie Findlay from the Freedom of information? panel discussion held in Sydney on February 29  2012. A year on from The Recordkeeping Roundtable’s first event; ‘After Wikileaks, is is all over for The Archives?’, we return … Continue reading

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Freedom of information? discussion panel: podcasts

On a very wet Wednesday evening in February, we heard from three fascinating speakers in our Freedom of information? panel discussion on orderly and disorderly methods of information access and release, government secrecy and what needs to change. Our speakers … Continue reading

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Freedom of information? A panel discussion on orderly and disorderly methods of information access and release, government secrecy and what needs to change

A panel discussion with Dr Philip Dorling, Tim Robinson and Stilgherrian. ATP Innovations, Australian Technology Park, Redfern, Sydney. Please note the date of this event has changed, it is now being held on Wednesday February 29, 5.30 for 6pm – … Continue reading

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Mosaic theory, universal surveillance and unlimited recordkeeping

‘“Mosaic theory” describes a basic precept of intelligence gathering: Disparate items of information, though individually of limited or no utility to their possessor, can take on added significance when combined with other items of information.’ [1] Mosaic theory was what … 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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