In my last blogpost I examined ‘The Power of the Archive’ and concluded that records themselves predominantly don’t hold inherent power, but are assigned power through interactions with people. I concluded that the only inherent power of the archives lies in their materiality. Thank you to everyone who engaged in the resulting conversation. You definitely prompted… Read More Is the Materiality of the Archive its Power?
We regularly hear about the ‘power of the archive’ and know about the importance of the archive for accountability and identity within our societies. But do we ever actually stop to think about the term ‘power of the archive’? What is the nature of this power? Do archives have inherent power? Or is it those… Read More Considering “The Power of the Archive”
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.
UPDATE: Following extensive campaigning, Trove received a commitment of $16.4 million in Dec 2016.
The theme of the Australian Society of Archivists‘ 2015 conference was ‘Archives on the Edge’. Speakers spoke on a variety of topics derived from this theme: archives on the edge of extinction, the edge of great innovation, the edge of redefinition.