Tag Archives: recordkeeping

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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“El Derecho a Saber” (“The Right to Know”)

How recordkeeping systems can reveal the organisation of oppression “On March 25, Human Rights Ombudsman Sergio Morales’ wife, Gladys Monterroso, was abducted by unknown assailants and released some 15 hours later after she was beaten and raped. Early indications suggested … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks and the politics of information

On September 1 Recordkeeping Roundtable co-founder Barbara Reed gave a lecture at Monash University at the invitation of Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics on ‘Wikileaks and the politics of information’. In the talk, Barbara covers a wide range of … Continue reading

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Revealing or repressing the archive as a litmus test for a healthy society: An analysis of #WLfind cables + #Archives

We take for granted that there exist, somewhere in society, macro-actors that naturally dominate the scene… The problem is that these entities could not exist at all without the construction of long networks in which numerous faithful records circulate in … Continue reading

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