“Imagination, in my view, is the necessary tool of the historian, no matter their audience. Invention is the necessary tool of the fiction writer”: Interview with Joanne Paul. (Part II)

“Imagination, in my view, is the necessary tool of the historian, no matter their audience. Invention is the necessary tool of the fiction writer”: Interview with Joanne Paul. (Part II)

(Archivoz) Could you outline the negative and positive aspects of reading cataloguing records? For example, do you generally find the descriptions of the records to be comprehensible/accessible/useful?  (Joanne Paul) It really does depend, and the shorter the entry,...
“I worked extensively with archival sources. This ranged from verifying (or falsifying) accepted “facts” to analysing in detail the writing and editing of a single letter or document”: Interview with Joanne Paul. (Part I)

“I worked extensively with archival sources. This ranged from verifying (or falsifying) accepted “facts” to analysing in detail the writing and editing of a single letter or document”: Interview with Joanne Paul. (Part I)

(Archivoz) Starting with an introductory question, can you tell us a bit about yourself so we can know about your background and interests? (Joanne Paul) I’m Canadian and did my first two degrees in Canada at Queen’s University (BA) and the University of Victoria...
“Our experience with these pilot projects has been very positive, with volunteers enjoying the work and some extremely useful datasets successfully gathered from our maps”: Interview with Christopher Fleet, Katie Haffie and Jenny Parkerson

“Our experience with these pilot projects has been very positive, with volunteers enjoying the work and some extremely useful datasets successfully gathered from our maps”: Interview with Christopher Fleet, Katie Haffie and Jenny Parkerson

In March 2022, we spoke with Christopher Fleet and Katie Haffie, of the National Library of Scotland, about a three-pronged, crowdsourced maps transcription project that had just gotten off the ground. Katie has since been succeeded as Community Data Harvester by...
“Our hope is that the projects will provide an enjoyable way for participants to interact with historic maps, whilst also engaging in a useful activity that will produce long-term benefits”: Interview with Christopher Fleet and Katie Haffie, of the National Library of Scotland

“Our hope is that the projects will provide an enjoyable way for participants to interact with historic maps, whilst also engaging in a useful activity that will produce long-term benefits”: Interview with Christopher Fleet and Katie Haffie, of the National Library of Scotland

Today, we are talking with Christopher Fleet, Map Curator, and Katie Haffie, Community Data Harvester, about a three-tiered crowdsourcing maps project that has just kicked off at the National Library of Scotland. We discuss the mechanics of data harvesting, the...
“Then there are those who believe the existence of indigenous peoples to be fundamental to the existence of human life itself”: Interview with the No’lhametwet Indigenous Documentation Center and Wikimedia Argentina

“Then there are those who believe the existence of indigenous peoples to be fundamental to the existence of human life itself”: Interview with the No’lhametwet Indigenous Documentation Center and Wikimedia Argentina

In this interview, we chat with Angie Cervellera, from Wikimedia Argentina, and Shailili Zamora Aray, from the No’lhametwet Indigenous Documentation Center in Resistencia, in the province of Chaco, Argentina, about the importance of creating spaces, both digital...