Archivoz: International Archives Magazine,
Testimonials on archives and document management
Charlie Chaplin’s 1914 Film Debut
Some characters in the world of cinema are often confused with the actor or actress who played them. This is due not only to the talent of the artists in question, but also to their influence upon the medium. These characters come to form part of the popular imagination. Such is the case with the Tramp, the ingenuous vagabond created by Charlie Chaplin. He is a clumsy character who hides his misery behind gentlemanly behavior, giving rise to situations both paradoxical and funny. The Tramp...
“We are heirs to all these protest movements that have not happened in a vacuum, but rather are part of a history we’ve been making since 1898.”: Interview with Marisol Ramos, Joel Blanco Rivera, and Irmarie Fraticelli Rodríguez of the RickyRenuncia Project (Part I)
On July 13th, 2019 the Center for Investigative Journalism (Centro de Periodismo Investigativo) published 889 pages of leaked Telegram chat logs between the then-governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló Nevares, and members of his cabinet. The chat logs contained...
“It has been case now for a while that women occupy many positions of authority in the Library”: Interview with Raffaella Vincenti Office Head at the Vatican Apostolic Library
Here at Archivoz, we had the honor of interviewing Raffaella Vincenti, who since 2016 has filled the post of Office Head at the Vatican Apostolic Library, a posting officially recognized by Pope Francis in June 2020. Raffaella’s has been a brilliant career, from a...
“Diversity for resilience is what it all comes down to”: Interview with Crop Trust’s Hannes Dempewolf
Today, I am speaking with Hannes Dempewolf, Senior Scientist and Head of Global Initiatives at Crop Trust, about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the safeguarding of global crop diversity through the creation of a back-up archive of seeds from seed banks around...
“Open access electronic resources play a part in today’s research ecosystem, and African repositories are part of this”: Interview with Stephanie Kitchen, of the International African Institute
Today we are speaking with Stephanie Kitchen, Managing Editor at the International African Institute in London, England, about their African Digital Research Repositories project, why digital institutional repositories are important, and how they can effect change...
We Can Decide Where to Stand: Advocating for Aboriginal Priorities as Archivists and Information Workers
Introduction One of my main professional interests relates to the intersections between practice and theory, and how we can lead transformation to reshape and support structural changes within cultural institutions. I believe archivists and information workers can...
Libraries as gardens
Libraries as Gardens is a sound project that wants to geolocate and map on a global scale the before, during, and after of the coronavirus lockdown, through people’s stories told and read in their personal libraries during quarantine and through their memories of...
“The way that I wanted to contribute to social justice organizing was by doing memory work”:Interview with Maggie Schreiner, Manager of Archives and Special Collections at the Brooklyn Historical Society
We had the pleasure of speaking with Maggie Schreiner, Manager of Archives and Special Collections at the Brooklyn Historical Society and volunteer at the Interference Archives. Read on to learn how she focuses on supporting movements for racial and economic...
Decolonising the Archive: Responsibilities for Researchers and Archive Professionals (Part II)
Write responsibly. Do not absorb the errors of the past but correct them. Finally, as archivists and researchers it is important that our writing does not entrench the errors of the past but aims to correct them in order to make collections, and writing about them,...
Decolonising the Archive: Responsibilities for Researchers and Archive Professionals (Part I)
Introduction Researchers and archivists working on colonial collections face a number of challenges arising from the historical contexts of these materials: where they came from, how they were brought together (or separated), and who has been their custodian. In...
‘Per Inspectionem Rotulorum’: the reference value of the early English Chancery Rolls (Part II)
The roll is a difficult instrument to manipulate and, as the National Archives handling instructions warn, has a mind of its own. The clerks were aware of its inadequacies and that is why they resolved to mark the regnal year and the sort of roll they were drawing...
Performance management of an archival kind: the NIDA Archives
About NIDA The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading centre for education and training in the performing arts across the full range of dramatic disciplines including acting, costume, design, directing, musical theatre, properties,...
‘Per Inspectionem Rotulorum’: the reference value of the early English Chancery rolls (Part I)
At the turn of the fourteenth century, king Edward I enjoined his chancery clerks to “search all the rolls and remembrances, search Domesday at the Exchequer at York and all the other rolls of the Exchequer and Chancery, so that nothing is left unsearched, then go...
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