Archives and Societal Provenance Book

Archives and Societal Provenance


  • Author : Michael Piggott
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-10-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633787

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Records and archival arrangements in Australia are globally relevant because Australia’s indigenous people represent the oldest living culture in the world, and because modern Australia is an ex-colonial society now heavily multicultural in outlook. Archives and Societal Provenance explores this distinctiveness using the theoretical concept of societal provenance as propounded by Canadian archival scholars led by Dr Tom Nesmith. The book’s seventeen essays blend new writing and re-workings of earlier work, comprising the fi rst text to apply a societal provenance perspective to a national setting. After a prologue by Professor Michael Moss entitled A prologue to the afterlife, this title consists of four sections. The first considers historical themes in Australian recordkeeping. The second covers some of the institutions which make the Australian archival story distinctive, such as the Australian War Memorial and prime ministerial libraries. The third discusses the formation of archives. The fourth and final part explores debates surrounding archives in Australia. The book concludes by considering the notion of an archival afterlife. Presents material from a life’s career working and thinking about archives and records and their multiple relationships with history, biography, culture and society The first book to focus specifically on the Australian archival scene Covers a wide variety of themes, including: the theoretical concept of the records continuum; census records destruction; Prime Ministerial Libraries; and the documentation of war

Archives and Societal Provenance Book

Archives and Societal Provenance


  • Author : Michael Piggott
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 1843347121

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Archives and Societal Provenance Excerpt :

Records and archival arrangements in Australia are globally relevant because Australia's indigenous people represent the oldest living culture in the world, and because modern Australia is an ex-colonial society now heavily multicultural in outlook. Exploring this distinctiveness, using the theoretical concept of societal provenance as propounded by Canadian archival scholars, the book's seventeen essays blend new writing and re-workings of earlier work, comprising the first text to apply a societal provenance perspective to a national setting.

Building Trust in Information Book

Building Trust in Information


  • Author : Victoria L. Lemieux
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319402260

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This book reports on the results of an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary workshop on provenance that brought together researchers and practitioners from different areas such as archival science, law, information science, computing, forensics and visual analytics that work at the frontiers of new knowledge on provenance. Each of these fields understands the meaning and purpose of representing provenance in subtly different ways. The aim of this book is to create cross-disciplinary bridges of understanding with a view to arriving at a deeper and clearer perspective on the different facets of provenance and how traditional definitions and applications may be enriched and expanded via an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary synthesis. This volume brings together all of these developments, setting out an encompassing vision of provenance to establish a robust framework for expanded provenance theory, standards and technologies that can be used to build trust in financial and other types of information.

Canadian Archival Studies and the Rediscovery of Provenance Book

Canadian Archival Studies and the Rediscovery of Provenance


  • Author : Tom Nesmith
  • Publisher : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029278440

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Canadian Archival Studies and the Rediscovery of Provenance Excerpt :

The best archival thinking and debate in Canada are reflected in this careful selection of previously published essays, arranged in four broad categories: the overall history and evolution of Canadian archives; major theoretical statements concerning the nature of archives and archival work; systematic analyses of archival records and media; and highlights of Canadian contributions to archival practice. Contributors include Jay Atherhorn, Catherine Bailey, Andrew Birrell, Gabrielle Blais, Jim Burant, Terry Cook, Gordon Dobbs, Wendy Duff, Luciana Duranti, Terry Eastwood, David Enns, Kent Haworth, Lilly Koltun, Tom Nesbit, Peter Robertson, Andrew Rodger, Bill Russell, Joan Schwartz, Wilfred I. Smith, Hugh Taylor, and Ian E. Wilson.

Currents of Archival Thinking  2nd Edition Book

Currents of Archival Thinking 2nd Edition


  • Author : Heather MacNeil
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-01-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440839092

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Currents of Archival Thinking 2nd Edition Excerpt :

With new technologies and additional goals driving their institutions, archives are changing drastically. This book shows how the core foundations of archival practice can be brought forward to adapt to new environments—while adhering to the key principles of preservation and access. • Presents current thinking on archival theory, methods, and practice and addresses new thinking about the role of archival institutions • Documents how the foundational principles of archives and museums are changing • Introduces readers to other disciplinary perspectives on archives • Supplies contributions from practitioners as well as academics, representing a range of perspectives and archival traditions

Research in the Archival Multiverse Book

Research in the Archival Multiverse


  • Author : Sue McKemmish
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: Archival resources
  • Pages : 1000
  • ISBN 10 : 1876924675

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Within the past 15 years, the field of archival studies around the world has experienced unprecedented growth and archival studies graduate education programs today have among the highest enrollments in any information field. During the same period, there has also been unparalleled expansion and innovation in the diversity of methods and theories being applied in archival scholarship. Global in scope, Research in the Archival Multiverse compiles critical and reflective essays across a wide range of emerging research areas and interests in archival studies with the aim of providing current and future archival academics with a text addressing possible methods and theoretical frameworks that have been and might be used in archival scholarship. More than a collation of research methods for handy reference, this volume advocates for reflexive research practice as a means by which to lay bare the fuzziness and messiness of research. Whereas research in the form of published research papers and juried conference presentations provide a view of the study framed in terms of research questions and findings, reflexive research practice reveals the context of the study and chains of situations, choices, and decisions that influence the trajectories of the studies themselves. Such elucidations from the position of the researcher are instructive for others, who may be inspired to apply or adapt the method for their own research. (Series: ?Social Informatics) [Subject: Research Studies

Displaced Archives Book

Displaced Archives


  • Author : James Lowry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317149521

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Displaced Archives Excerpt :

Displaced archives have long been a problem and their existence continues to trouble archivists, historians and government officials. Displaced Archives brings together leading international experts to comprehensively explore the current state of affairs for the first time. Drawing on case studies from around the world, the authors examine displaced archives as a consequence of conflict and colonialism, analysing their impact on government administration, nation building, human rights and justice. Renewed action is advocated through considerations of the legal approaches to repatriation, the role of the international archival community, ‘shared heritage’ approaches and other solutions. The volume offers new theoretical, technical and political insights and will be essential reading for practitioners, academics and students in the field of archives, cultural property and heritage management, as well as history, politics and international relations.

Archives  Documentation  and Institutions of Social Memory Book

Archives Documentation and Institutions of Social Memory


  • Author : Francis X. Blouin
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 0472032704

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Archives Documentation and Institutions of Social Memory Excerpt :

As sites of documentary preservation rooted in various national and social contexts, artifacts of culture, and places of uncovering, archives provide tangible evidence of memory for individuals, communities, and states, as well as defining memory institutionally within prevailing political systems and cultural norms. By assigning the prerogatives of record keeper to the archivist, whose acquisition policies, finding aids, and various institutionalized predilections mediate between scholarship and information, archives produce knowledge, legitimize political systems, and construct identities. Far from being mere repositories of data, archives actually embody the fragments of culture that endure as signifiers of who we are, and why. The essays in Archives, Documentation, and Institutions of Social Memory conceive of archives not simply as historical repositories but as a complex of structures, processes, and epistemologies situated at a critical point of the intersection between scholarship, cultural practices, politics, and technologies.

Archiving the Unspeakable Book

Archiving the Unspeakable


  • Author : Michelle Caswell
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Release Date : 2014-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780299297534

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Archiving the Unspeakable Excerpt :

Roughly 1.7 million people died in Cambodia from untreated disease, starvation, and execution during the Khmer Rouge reign of less than four years in the late 1970s. The regime’s brutality has come to be symbolized by the multitude of black-and-white mug shots of prisoners taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of “enemies of the state” were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. In Archiving the Unspeakable, Michelle Caswell traces the social life of these photographic records through the lens of archival studies and elucidates how, paradoxically, they have become agents of silence and witnessing, human rights and injustice as they are deployed at various moments in time and space. From their creation as Khmer Rouge administrative records to their transformation beginning in 1979 into museum displays, archival collections, and databases, the mug shots are key components in an ongoing drama of unimaginable human suffering. Winner, Waldo Gifford Leland Award, Society of American Archivists Longlist, ICAS Book Prize, International Convention of Asia Scholars

Archives in the Digital Age Book

Archives in the Digital Age


  • Author : Lina Bountouri
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634586

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Archives in the Digital Age Excerpt :

Archives in the Digital Age: Standards, Policies and Tools discusses semantic web technologies and their increased usage in distributing archival material. The book is a useful manual for archivists and information specialists working in cultural heritage institutions, including archives, libraries, and museums, providing detailed analyses of how metadata and standards are used to manage archival material, and how this material is disseminated through the web using the Internet, the semantic web, and social media technologies. Following an introduction from the author, the book is divided into five sections that explore archival description, digitization, the preservation of archives, the promotion of archival material through social media, and current trends in archival science. Addresses the most important issues within the archival community, covering current trends and the future of archival science Presents an original perspective on the use of social media by archival institutions Provides innovative, interdisciplinary research that incorporates archives and information management Discusses the dissemination of archival material using semantic web technologies

Science in the Archives Book

Science in the Archives


  • Author : Lorraine Daston
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226432533

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Science in the Archives Excerpt :

Archives bring to mind rooms filled with old papers and dusty artifacts. But for scientists, the detritus of the past can be a treasure trove of material vital to present and future research: fossils collected by geologists; data banks assembled by geneticists; weather diaries trawled by climate scientists; libraries visited by historians. These are the vital collections, assembled and maintained over decades, centuries, and even millennia, which define the sciences of the archives. With Science in the Archives, Lorraine Daston and her co-authors offer the first study of the important role that these archives play in the natural and human sciences. Reaching across disciplines and centuries, contributors cover episodes in the history of astronomy, geology, genetics, philology, climatology, medicine, and more—as well as fundamental practices such as collecting, retrieval, and data mining. Chapters cover topics ranging from doxology in Greco-Roman Antiquity to NSA surveillance techniques of the twenty-first century. Thoroughly exploring the practices, politics, economics, and potential of the sciences of the archives, this volume reveals the essential historical dimension of the sciences, while also adding a much-needed long-term perspective to contemporary debates over the uses of Big Data in science.

 Every Requisite Information  Book

Every Requisite Information


  • Author : Lisa Friesen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Archives
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:237091972

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Every Requisite Information Excerpt :

This thesis explores the societal, administrative and recordkeeping contexts which influenced the creation of the records of the Commissioner's Office of the Hudson's Bay Company 1884-1910. The primary archival methodology in this study relates to the exploration of a record's context of creation, an approach which seeks to determine all facets of the provenance of the record. Chapter one details the history of the principle of provenance and contextual theory in archival thought, tracing its formative origins in the nineteenth century down to the postmodern approaches of the 1990s. The chapter outlines the different aspects of contextual exploration, including societal, administrative, recordkeeping and custodial histories. Chapter two explores some aspects of the societal and administrative histories of the Commissioner's Office. The chapter sets the office within the context of Canadian business history of the late nineteenth century, as well as pointing to the HBC's roots in British colonialism. Chapter three looks at another aspect of contextual analysis, recordkeeping practices within the Commissioner's Office. Through the examination of various Commissioner's Office records, the study attempts to show how the societal and administrative contextualities have influenced the creation of the office's records. Finally, the conclusion demonstrates how contextual analysis can be applied to archival practice, in particular through the Archives of Manitoba redescription project (known as Keystone) for the holdings of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. Contextual analysis of records has proven to be a crucial tool in this project. Thus, archival theory asserts its practical place in the archives.

Encyclopedia of Archival Writers  1515   2015 Book

Encyclopedia of Archival Writers 1515 2015


  • Author : Luciana Duranti
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-04-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538125809

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Encyclopedia of Archival Writers 1515 2015 Excerpt :

This book breaks new grounds in the scholarship of archival science, providing information of nearly 200 authors. This is the first book that describes in one publication the intellectual contributions of all major archival authors in bibliographic context.

Archives and Recordkeeping Book

Archives and Recordkeeping


  • Author : Caroline Brown
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856048255

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Archives and Recordkeeping Excerpt :

This groundbreaking text demystifies archival and recordkeeping theory and its role in modern day practice. The book's great strength is in articulating some of the core principles and issues that shape the discipline and the impact and relevance they have for the 21st century professional. Using an accessible approach, it outlines and explores key literature and concepts and the role they can play in practice. Leading international thinkers and practitioners from the archives and records management world, Jeannette Bastian, Alan Bell, Anne Gilliland, Rachel Hardiman, Eric Ketelaar, Jennifer Meehan and Caroline Williams, consider the concepts and ideas behind the practicalities of archives and records management to draw out their importance and relevance. Key topics covered include: • Concepts, roles and definitions of records and archives • Archival appraisal • Arrangement and description • Ethics for archivists and records managers • Archives, memories and identities • The impact of philosophy on archives and records management • Does technological change marginalize recordkeeping theory? Readership: This is essential reading for students and educators in archives and recordkeeping and invaluable as a guide for practitioners who want to better understand and inform their day-to-day work. It is also a useful guide across related disciplines in the information sciences and humanities.

Le Fonds D archives Book

Le Fonds D archives


  • Author : Terence M. Eastwood
  • Publisher : Bureau of Canadian Archivists, Planning Committee on Descriptive Standards = Bureau Canadien des archivistes, Comité de planification sur les normes de description
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Archival materials
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015071444924

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