The Archival Imaginary
RIPLEY: I have a pretty good Idea of where it is. It's just down there. In the Basement. AARON: This whole PLACE is a basement. RIPLEY: It's a metaphor. — Archives and records: inevitably in the basement, always metaphorical. And sometimes sporting all those sets of teeth as well ...
The Archival Imaginary
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Build me a city: an exploration of the archives of the Architecture Museum, UniSA by seven artists (Catalogue). "A collaboration between the Architecture Museum, School of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA, the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, curator Vivonne Thwaites with Christine Garnaut, Julie Collins and writer Ruth Fazakerley."
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Dallas County Clerk John Warren blames the clutter in Records Building Room 333 on abstractors who have used the room for decades to access and copy land and court records. But abstractors say the county has essentially ignored the room and allowed years worth of abandoned equipment, clutter and trash to pile up. (David Woo/Staff Photographer)
Building Rooms, Records Building
Community Joods Monument - Jewish Monument Community
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Community Joods Monument - Jewish Monument Community. Very inspiring way of gathering information relevant for Raubgutforschung...
Leipzig/Adressbuch 1949 – GenWiki
Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse's haunting now/wwII photomontage series
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Digital art selected for the Daily Inspiration #1297
"Ghosts of History," a series of haunting photographs that overlay images from France during World War II with present-day pictures of the same locations. Dutch historian Jo Teeuwisse discovered 300 negatives in a flea market and began to research the sites of the photos. This photo shows soldiers on Avenue de Paris in Cherbourg in 1944.
Dutch historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse has an incredible series of WWII photos blended into images of the same location in the present day. In a collection on Flickr entitled Ghosts of History, Jo takes us on a visual tour of the past. In her own words: “By combining historical pictures with photos made on [...]
Valerie Ruth of Hampshire and Carolyn Gathman of Plato Township look through Gathman’s album of black-and-white photos of her family’s farm in the 1940s and 1950s. Both participated in “Digital Donation Day” on Saturday at Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District.
Black And Whit Photo
Matt Mueller scans documents at the Kane County Information Technology Department at the Kane County Government Center in Geneva. The documents will then be archived as a digital file.
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jesikah maria ross, far left, Shipley Walters, Analu Josephides and Supervisor Don Saylor stand by a stack of historical records being resubmitted to the Yolo County Archives in Woodland on Wednesday.
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Without a trace: Policies of unaccountability [blog article by Cassie Findlay] "...Repressive regimes are good at recordkeeping. Repression requires administration. Witness Nazi Germany, the Stasi, the Khmer Rouge. So how to characterise the absence or subversion of recordkeeping seen in the policies of subsequent US Administrations in the detention of ‘terror suspects’ in Guantanamo Bay?..." —From Recordkeeping Roundtable recordkeeping and archives discussion group.
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"An educational web resource from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (Author: Ann Pederson) •Have you ever thought of records as the glue that holds a society together? •[E]xplore this website and discover why records and recordkeeping are so important. •[A]n OVERVIEW of records and recordkeeping past and present. •[H]ow records provide EVIDENCE of our lives and document our culture. •[R]ecords...can empower JUSTICE and help to ensure a fair society. —[via the Cardigan Continuum]
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Understanding Society Through its Records: a web resource from John Curtin University, Western Australia
Digitising your collection – Part 1: Project Planning This is the first in a series of posts on starting a digitisation program. In the series we’ll be talking about: project planning; technical specifications; handling the archives; scanning tips; file storage, and; metadata and access.
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Various scanned archival items Part One
Digitising your collection – Part 1: Project Planning; This is the first in a series of posts on starting a digitisation program. In the series we’ll be talking about: project planning; technical specifications; handling the archives; scanning tips; file storage, and; metadata and access.
Be Nice to Archivists!
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Be nice to #archivist, they can erase you from History Se amable con los #archiveros pueden borrarte de la historia
Se amable con los archiveros, pueden borrarte de la historia #orgulloarchivero
Be Nice to Archivists Stickers | Zazzle
Privilegio rodado El privilegio es una ventaja concedida a una persona o corporación sobre la ley común de que disfrutan los demás o también, gracia o prerrogativa, que concede el superior, exceptuando o libertando a alguien de una carga o gravamen concediéndole una excepción que no gozan otras personas. Los antiguos reyes de España tenían para sí muchos privilegios y sólo ellos podían otorgarlos a los demás, además de las firmas reales llevaba la del alférez mayor de Castilla.
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Robert Spindler, archivist and curator for the Arizona Collection at ASU Libraries, displays some recordings former Arizona Gov. Howard Pyle made as a radio broadcaster. In time for Veterans Day, ASU has made available online many of the messages home Pyle recorded for Arizonans serving in World War II. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Corbin Carson)
when benedict arnold swore to be true
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todaysdocument: Benedict Arnold Swears Allegiance In 1778, Major General Benedict Arnold swore allegiance to the fledgling United States. Two years later General Arnold would betray his oath by conspiring to surrender West Point to the British. Benedict Arnold’s Oath of Allegiance, 05/30/1778
The National Archives has in its collection four books full of loyalty oaths signed by officers of George Washington’s Continental Army. Later events invested this one, signed by Benedict Arnold on May 30, 1778, with a particular poignancy.
The iconic Old Library in Trinity College Dublin, which houses the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library, celebrates its 300th birthday this year.
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Visited here when I went to Dublin. The Long Room at Trinity College in Dublin. Book lover's heaven!
The Long Room of Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland The library receives over 100,000 new items every year and contains circa five million books. Also. The Book of Kells. The Irish saved civilization.
Pretty much every book in here. :-) The Long Room at Trinity Library, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (One of my favorite places in the whole world.)
The Old Library at Trinity College. Dublin, Ireland. (via Trinity College’s Book of Kells and Old Library)
archivo general de indias
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LIVE HISTORY PROJECT: meetings with specialists in Archivistic area. It proposes practical actions and theoretical discussions about IEB and USP collections. We aim, based on new theories, develop together a new daily work practice. [Tamanho original]
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The collection has an estimated 30,000 books and 25,000 posters, photographs, and other ephemera assembled by Colombian businessman Julio Mario Santo Domingo Jr.
30 000 Books, 25 000 Posters
Archivists protect engineering records that can help diagnose issues with construction as with this collection from the Bay Bridge in San Francisco
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Archivists protect engineering records that can help diagnose issues with construction as with this collection from the Bay Bridge in San Francisco.
On Wikipedia, Cultural Patrimony, and Historiography. The fantasy of a full archival record hits reality? A single in-depth Wikipedia article (on the Gulf War), including all edits, prints out as a 12-volume book: "12,000 changes and almost 7,000 pages. ... It contains arguments over numbers, differences of opinion on relevance and political standpoints, and frequent moments when someone erases the whole thing and just writes "Saddam Hussein was a dickhead". ..." —From booktwo.org
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12 volume collection of every edit and correction to the Wikipedia article 'Iraq War'.
The Iraq War Wikihistoriography (a set of 12 bound volumes documenting every change made to the Wikipedia entry for “the Iraq War” over a period of five years)
James Bridle printed the evolution of the "Iraq War" Wikipedia entry over its five-year existence – 7,000 pages in 12 volumes, it "tells the most important kind of story there is: the story about the stories we tell ourselves"
Thoughts on being an archivist, cataloguing, and ISAD(G) —"... Of course we theorise: we discuss what to acquire and (just as significantly) what to leave behind, and we agonise over whether our acquisition policy and catalogue descriptions can ever be neutral and free of bias. ... But our basic principles are rooted in pragmatism. ..." —[from Wellcome LIbrary, via @nicoleschu on Twitter]
Building the Future of Archival Education and Research: an initiative of the Center for Information as Evidence, UCLA. —"A collaborative effort amongst eight U.S. academic institutions to stimulate the growth of a new generation of academics in archival education who are versed in contemporary issues and knowledgeable of the work being conducted by colleagues."