Category Archives: conservation

Archiving the Unarchivable: Conference

Archiving the Unarchivable – Das Unarchivierbare archivieren Thursday, November 22 – Saturday, November 24, 2018 Venue: documenta Halle, Dy-​Ry-Straße 1, 34117 Kassel Program With its extensive media collection, which serves as analog and digital documentation of the world’s most important art exhibition of contemporary art, the documenta archiv would like to use this conference to […]

“It was a failure of imagination”: Climate change, archives and material culture

This recent news item entitled, “HOW TO PROTECT RARE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE RAVAGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE” takes the debate around archives and materiality in another direction by highlighting how archives and manuscripts are at risk from climate change through disasters as well as changing temperatures. Author Sophie Yeo highlights how informal collections and […]

Research in the Archival Multiverse: Download PDF

This amazing edited collection brought together by Anne Gilliland, Sue McKemmish and Andrew Lau from Monash University Publishing  is now available to be downloaded free as a PDF. Abstract: Over the past 15 years, the field of archival studies around the world has experienced unprecedented growth within the academy and within the profession, and archival […]

What is Digital Preservation?

As part of Born Digital 2016 the State Library of New South Wales has published a post on the best strategies and practices to preserve a Library’s collection digitally. Here’s a short extract: “Digital preservation can be defined as: The coordinated and ongoing set of processes and activities that ensure long-term, error-free storage of digital information, with […]

ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 Archives and Manuscripts is the professional and scholarly journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, publishing articles, reviews, and information about the theory and practice of archives and recordkeeping in Australasia and internationally. Its target audiences are archivists and other recordkeeping professionals, the academic community, and all involved in the study and interpretation of archives. […]

Ending the paper trail

State archives take up a lot of space. Should we digitise the lot, and burn the books? Finland is taking a radical step. An article by Tom Jeffreys first published on 12 May 2016 in The Long+Short. Behind the grand neoclassical facade of the National Archives of Finland in central Helsinki, a strange and controversial scene is playing out. […]

News article: New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacies

An article in The Wall Street Journal reports on a new free software called ePADD that has been developed to assist archivists in managing writers’ emails. Extract from the WSJ: Email archives pose many of the same challenges as paper ones, such as privacy concerns, copyright questions and decisions about organizing an unwieldy cache of material with a […]