The journey from a records management system to a digital preservation system
“People have had a lot of trouble getting stuff out of RecordPoint.” This sentence was a little worrying to hear. It was 2015, and our archive was contemplating digital preservation for the first time. We didn’t really know what it was, or how it worked. Neither...
Recordkeeping and museum professionals – the same but different? A retrospective musing on the Archives and Records Association annual conference 2017
The author of this article co-planned and participated in a panel presentation and debate on this topic in August 2017, and now in spring 2019, it seems an excellent opportunity to look back at the professional climate as it was 18 months ago and how professional...
An archivist walks (back) into a film visual effects company
Introduction: From film to archives, and back to film From a young age, I’ve been enamoured with films and the magic of bringing moving images to the screen. In my 20s I pursued undergraduate studies in media production and dabbled in many areas of film production,...
Translating for a Digital Archive
The Qatar Digital Library Since 2012, the British Library has been working with the Qatar Foundation and Qatar National Library to create and maintain the Qatar Digital Library. Launched in 2014, this free, bilingual portal hosts a growing archive of previously...
The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 700–1200
In November 2018, the British Library and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France launched two new websites that offer access to digitised copies of medieval manuscripts. The two libraries worked together to digitise 800 illuminated manuscripts from the period...
‘[Insta]Poetry is not a luxury’: On the Urgency of Archiving the Diverse Voices of Social Media
In today’s digital age, verse has gone viral. Since 2013, young poets have turned to photo-sharing platforms like Instagram to self-publish their texts and gain a wide readership. Fitting their words into the square Instagram picture frames, paying attention to...
Documenting relational collections
For hundreds of years scholars and humanists have understood the importance of connected collections. Yet much of our documentation for archives and museums has become disconnected, this separation exacerbated by different technologies and distinct professional...
ACOR Photo Archive, Amman, Jordan
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) Photo Archive has recently digitized and made available six collections of photographs spanning diverse subjects in archaeology, social history, anthropology, art and architectural history from 1944 to 2008 from...
Archive in Practice: An imagined exhibition
Part one: Archive in Practice One dimension of photography is that it is concerned with the staging of a struggle against the loss of memory – an attempt to archive and preserve what is about to disappear for good. Gerhard Richter These reflections by artist...
British Library Qatar Foundation Partnership Programme
In October 2014, the British Library Qatar Foundation Partnership launched the Qatar Digital Library (QDL), an online bilingual portal that provides free access to material from the British Library’s collections. The portal displays content related to the history...
Reflexivity and Archiving: Reflections on the High Court of Uganda’s Archive
At the end of May 2018, a team assembled in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, in order to appraise, organize, and catalogue the High Court of Uganda’s archive. Over a period of three months, the team of 15+ archivists, academics, and High Court staff members catalogued...
Unlocking Our Sound Heritage under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
In July 2017 Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH), a major Heritage Lottery funded five year partnership led by the British Library was launched. The project, which forms part of the British Library’s Save Our Sounds programme, aims to preserve and provide access to...
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