Tag Archives: digital 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. […]

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 […]

Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive: Matter and Meaning

23 September 2016 University of Brighton, UK On the one hand… material is discussed today in the light of an idea that it has been dissolved by the so-called immaterialities of new technologies, while on the other – from the margins – we can observe the consolidation of material as a category of its own.  […]

CFP Feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history

Australian Feminist Studies is seeking contributions in the form of original articles (up to 8,000 words) for a 2017 themed issue covering feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history (literary history, social and cultural history, the history of sexuality). Shorter thematic pieces (up to 5,000 words) may be considered for the journal’s ‘Feminist Debates […]

Pop-Up Workshop Sydney: Close Up

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2015 2:30-5:00pm University of Technology Sydney  BUILDING 10, JONES STREET, FLOOR 14, ROOM 201   ‘Distant reading’ as ‘close reading’; Or, how to escape hermetic hermeneutics in approaching digital archives KATHERINE BODE (Centre for Digital Humanities Research, ANU) Memory and Oblivion: The Photographic Work of Anne Ferran and Rosângela Rennó SUSAN BEST […]

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 […]

Turning Digital: delights, dangers & drama

State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. A free seminar & tour for the GLAM sector Date: Friday 26 June 2015 Time: 10.00 am to 3.30 pm Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor, Macquarie Wing, State Library of New South Wales Cost: Free, Bookings Essential Click here to book Galleries, libraries, archives and museums (the GLAM […]

CFP: Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities

The National Archives (UK) have issued a call for papers for DCDC15, the third collaborative conference with Research Libraries UK. This year’s conference, ‘Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: Exploring new digital destinations for heritage and academia’ will explore the innovative ways in which heritage and academic organisations can engage with existing and emerging audiences through digital formats. The […]

Recent journal special issues on archival themes

Have you seen these recent journal special issues?   Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies  21.1 (2015) special issue on Digital archives and open archival practices. Focuses on digital archives and examines how the affordances of digital technologies are transforming archival practices, including archiving the creative process. Issue Editors: Sarah Atkinson and Sarah Whatley   Radical […]

Out now! Literary archives, materiality and the digital

The special issue of Archives and Manuscripts edited by Maryanne Dever and Linda Morra (an initiative of the Archive Futures network) is now out.     Vol 42, issue 3 (2014) on the theme of “Literary archives, materiality and the digital”.     TABLE OF CONTENTS Editorial: Literary Archives, Materiality and the Digital Maryanne Dever […]