Category Archives: digital

CFP: Born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives

Archives and Manuscripts will publish a special issue on born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives in July 2019. The digital revolution has profoundly affected the ways we encounter archival documents. Yet, archivists and literary scholars rarely “sit at the same table,” and this lack of dialogue has an impact on issues of access, particularly […]

Out now! Archives and new modes of feminist research

Just out from Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) is Vol 32, Nos 91-92, a special double issue on ‘Archives and new modes of feminist research’. Edited by Maryanne Dever, the double issue opens by “asking what feminist archival research looks like in an era when the metaphor of the archive is invoked to cover […]

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 […]

Future Past: researching archives in the digital age

The IHR and British Records Association (BRA) invite you to attend this one day conference on Thursday 18 May 2017. This conference aims to promote the understanding and collaboration between archivists and researchers; explore challenges posed by digital access to collections, and improve methodologies (e.g. education/training for researchers in what information is available from online catalogues, […]

Deadline extended: From Dust to Dawn

The deadline for submission of papers for “From Dust to Dawn. Archival Studies After the Archival Turn” at Uppsala University  (15 – 17 November 2017) has been extended to 2 January 2017. Read the full call for papers here.

CFP Special issue: Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures

Archive Journal has published a call for papers for a special issue. Deadline:  extended to 1 January 2017 In medieval manuscript studies, an important feature of the “digital turn” has been the creation of digital surrogates. Until recently, this activity has taken one of two forms: either the digitization of major categories of manuscripts (such […]

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 […]

CFP: Gender and Archiving: Past, Present and Future

Yearbook of Women’s History 2017 in Collaboration with Atria Atria will be the guest editor of the Yearbook of Women’s History that will be published in May 2017. The volume is a follow-up of the international conference celebrating the 80th anniversary of the IAV-collection (International Archive of the Women’s Movement) that was hosted by Atria […]

Should Prince’s Tweets Be in a Museum?

In an article in The Atlantic (5 July 2016), Sonia Weiser questions whether there is value in preserving records of artists’ and writers’ social media activity. She writes: “Archivists are figuring out which pieces of artists’ digital lives to preserve alongside letters, sketchbooks, and scribbled-on napkins”. “Should famous artists’ social-media profiles be saved? Archiving their digital […]

Archives on Fire: Publication

Journal issue: Reconstruction Vol. 16, No. 1 (2016): Archives on Fire: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields NB This issue appears not to be accessible any longer. A new link, however, to Michelle Caswell’s piece can be found here. Introduction Archives on Fire: Particle, Wave, and Field, by W. Scott Howard Particle A Live Finding Aid of […]