Tag Archives: digital archives

New book: Archival Futures

New from Facet Publishing: Archival Futures edited by Caroline Brown “draws on the contributions of a range of international experts to consider the current archival landscape and imagine the archive of the future. Firmly rooted in current professional debate and scholarship, Archival Futures offers thought provoking and accessible chapters that aim to challenge and inspire archivists globally and […]

CFP: “After the Digital Revolution”

How can we improve the findability of born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives? How can we use these collections to produce new knowledge? Workshop 2: “After the Digital Revolution”   This workshop in London (25-26 January 2018) is the second of two “After the Digital Revolution” events funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement […]

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 […]

CFP Archives of the Digital

Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, Issue 8.1 Guest Editors: Hermann Rotermund, Wolfgang Hagen and Christian Herzog (Leuphana University Lüneburg) Deadline for the submission of full papers: 31 July 2016 The issue is scheduled for publication in Spring 2017. Digital media has initiated the transformation of archiving practices with implications for audio-visual archives, written archives […]

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 […]

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. […]