Being a new archival professional is terrifying. You are scared of stepping on toes, of being viewed as competition, of making a fool of yourself. Often this means that we hesitate to step out of our comfort zones.
Unless of course, you make a pact with a colleague…… Read More 2016: The Pact that Proves the Value of New Professionals
The innovative archivist recognises that archival infrastructure is man-made, and anything that is man-made can be man-unmade. … Read More Innovative Archivists as Drivers of Change
For most archivists, research continues to be shrouded in mystery. Unfortunately this contributes to the growing gap between practitioners and researchers in our profession. This blog post debunks myths that are stopping people from doing research.
If the Care sector recognised that their records were evidence of a child’s life and therefore formed part of that child’s personal recordkeeping the nature of their records would be very different.
UPDATE: THIS STUDY HAS CONCLUDED. RESULTS ARE BEING PUBLISHED IN JULY 2017.
Social media presents us with the opportunity to collaborate with one another, in accessible language which not only increases the reach and impact of your ideas, but also fosters collaborative opportunities. Aligning our professions’ research activities with industry requirements would be to the benefit of us all.
UPDATE: Following extensive campaigning, Trove received a commitment of $16.4 million in Dec 2016.
The irrefutable strength of social media is in its ability to break down barriers. We usually talk about this quality in terms of social media’s ability to overcome issues of time and space, but in this post I want to focus on its’ ability to overcome barriers between groups; say… between researchers and practitioners in… Read More No More Gatekeepers! Researchers and Practitioners
Being a reflective researcher is particularly crucial when conducting cross-cultural research.
I am forever battling against this assumption that those who are realistic (even cynical and pessimistic) are more intelligent.