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Audiovisual documentationEnglish

The Frances Densmore Archives and Native American Voices

Audiovisual documentation has been key to the preservation of the knowledge, culture and tradition of unjustly marginalized peoples. Western culture has often defaulted to ethnocentrism, and until the real value of cultural differences is appreciated, invaluable testimonies that enrich our shared human heritage may be lost. Despite widespread prejudice, there have been individuals who value other peoples and cultures and have sought to preserve them. One such person was Frances Densmore...

ArticlesNews of interestEnglish
Conscientious Bilingual Description: Treating problematic language in colonial records on the Qatar Digital Library
Conscientious Bilingual Description: Treating problematic language in colonial records on the Qatar Digital Library

Conscientious Bilingual Description: Treating problematic language in colonial records on the Qatar Digital Library

IntroductionThe British Library/Qatar Foundation Partnership is digitising records from multiple collections about the history of the Persian Gulf, with the vast majority coming from the India Office Records (IOR) collection. The records are freely available on a...

EditorialEnglish
All Conversations are SDG Conversations: The 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (and Why It Matters)
All Conversations are SDG Conversations: The 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (and Why It Matters)

All Conversations are SDG Conversations: The 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (and Why It Matters)

The 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development was held September 19-20, 2022, and consisted of 9 plenary, 4 poster, and 10 panel sessions on topics ranging from agri-food systems to the ASEAN Green Future Project. Due to time differences, I...

Audiovisual documentationEnglish
“Fight in a café” (1897), the first movie made in Spain
“Fight in a café” (1897), the first movie made in Spain

“Fight in a café” (1897), the first movie made in Spain

When we talk about the idea of "movies," there is consensus about the characteristics that such a visual piece must have: a plot, a script, actors, and a range of artistic and technical qualities. For these reasons, when we identify the first Spanish movie, it...

InterviewsEnglish
“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...

InterviewsEnglish
“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)

“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...

InterviewsEnglish
“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...

EditorialEnglish
The Archivoz newsroom will be closed for holidays until 15th August
The Archivoz newsroom will be closed for holidays until 15th August

The Archivoz newsroom will be closed for holidays until 15th August

In recent years, Archivoz has been making structural and internal changes that are now coming to an end, but they have required a great effort from the entire team.  We would like to point out as a big change our new and innovative website.  Now you can read us in...

Audiovisual documentationEnglish
“Nanook of the North”: a pioneering work in the documentary genre

“Nanook of the North”: a pioneering work in the documentary genre

The documentary genre is booming: on most audiovisual resource platforms, such as Netflix, it is common to find many works in this genre. It is a narrative resource that has evolved: our readers will have in mind the classic animal documentaries, which nowadays...

ABOUT ARCHIVOZ

Archivoz is a free online magazine, international in scope for the general public, interested in archives and document management. Born in June 2017 as a collaborative and voluntary project, its team includes professionals from all over the world.

The journal aims to disseminate news development interests, experiences and best practices for those interested in archives and information management.

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Over time, the magazine has become a wide-ranging informative medium within the archives sector. It broadcasts opinions and experiences of professionals from all over the world and generates a space for collaboration.

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