“If colonization was about enforcement, decolonization should be about empowerment”: Interview with Stanley H. Griffin, of the University of the West Indies (pt.2)
Last week, Dr. Stanley Griffin and I spoke about noise and silence in the archives and the ways in which the machineries of colonialism have left their mark on Caribbean archival practices. Today, we speak about ongoing challenges to Caribbean memory institutions...
“There is a tangible tension between what is held in Caribbean archives and what is remembered in Caribbean communities”: Interview with Stanley H. Griffin, of the University of the West Indies (pt. 1)
Today, I’m speaking with Dr. Stanley H. Griffin, Senior Lecturer in Archival and Information Studies at the University of the West Indies, about the colonial legacy in archival collection and management, the difference between silence and noise in the archive, and...
“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...
“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)
Today, I am speaking with Dr Joanne Paul, writer, historian and broadcaster working on the history of the Renaissance, Tudor and Early Modern Period, about how she conducts her research for her publications and the utilisations of archives and records in her...
“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
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
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...
“The legacy of elBulli is bursting with interdisciplinary potential”: Interview with Ferran Adrià
Today, in Archivoz Magazine, we talk about a project, still under development, which proposes a new form of documentary dissemination, merging the conceptual limits of libraries, archives and museums. This project is of interest not only because of its approach,...
“An investigative approach grounded in intergenerational participation is key to the preservation of memory”: Interview with Allie Whalen
Popular examples of the use of audiovisual archival materials in documentaries, such as the recent documentary series Break It All, aired on Netflix, showcase a wealth of newly digitized collections that document the unofficial history of Latin American rock music,...
“The annual performance assessment system is critical relevant to the interests of scientific researchers”: Interview with Yong Zhao, director of Information Research Center of China Agricultural University (2 part)
We continue with the second part of the interview with Yong Zhao that began on May 18. (Archivoz) What do you think of the research evaluation reform in China? What is the influence to Chinese Universities and academics? (Yong Zhao) The reform of scientific...
“Evaluation of scientific research is a very important area of Library and Information Science”: Interview with Yong Zhao, director of Information Research Center of China Agricultural University (1st part)
We are interviewing Professor Yong Zhao, the director of Information Research Center of China Agricultural University, a Research Librarian and doctoral supervisor at the CAU Library. He has a PhD degree in Management and he engaged in postdoctoral research in...
“The experience of each person leaves behind a unique landscape of existence”: Interview with Dr. Tomás Mac Conmara
Today, I’m speaking with oral historian Tomás Mac Conmara, project manager with the Cork Folklore Project in Cork, Ireland, about the importance of memory, the art of oral history collection, and the place of folklore in archival development. (Archivoz) What was it...
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