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Archive for July, 2016

On the Other Side of the Window: Being an Archives Researcher

Read about an archivist’s interesting experience of conducting research in another archive, something they compare to “being a guest in someone’s home in a different country and culture”.

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Artefacts – Digital Archive Value and Knowing It

Sanket Somaiya shares his thoughts on the importance of archiving artefacts, on the lessons they teach us, and on the value we derive from them.

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Strong Rooms Tour: An Installation Exploring Archives through the Eyes of the Artist.

Take a look at Strong Rooms – a tourable art installation for public spaces, bringing archives out of the shadows and onto the doorstep of the midlands in England. Strong Rooms is a culmination of a successful  £90,000 bid obtained from Arts Council England by Archives West Midlands.

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Community Archives & Heritage Group (CAHG) Conference 2016

If you wish to attend this year’s Sustaining Community Heritage Conference – 10 years of celebrating community archives, you can access further details here.

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Archiving the Internet: How Historians Can Help #SaveTheWeb

You may be interested in Stephanie Kingsley’s piece on the importance and complexity of archiving today’s digital artefacts.

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