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ARST 5000 Fall 2017 Week 3
Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- Assignment Overview
- What is a Record
- What is an Archive
- Cultural Memory institutions
- What they do
- O’Toole, James M., and Richard J. Cox. Chapter 2. “The History of Archives and the Archives Profession” in Understanding Archives and Manuscripts (Society of American Archivists, 2006), p. 45-86.
- Hirtle, Peter B. “Archival Authenticity in a Digital Age” in Authenticity in a Digital Environment (Council on Library and Information Resources, 2000). article
- Annotated Article - Private
- Discuss issues of historical ship.
- “Constant Reselection”
- Duranti, Luciana. “Historical Documentary Memory in the Cloud: An Oxymoron or the Inescapable Future.” Read pp. 1-11. GA View.
- Anntotated Article - Private
- Balance of trust requires Frameworks and paradigm changes
- Theimer, Kate. “Archives in Context and as Context.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1:2 (Spring 2012). Article
- Adoption of the term by info tech
- There’s value in the archival use of the term archives due to contextual relationship among records
- Lubar, Steven. “Information Culture and the Archival Record,” American Archivist 62:1 (Spring 1999), p. 10-22.
- Annotated Article - Private
- “Archivist take meaning for granted” materials we deal with have intentionality to them
- Archives are active sites of power 15
- Context is key (metadata)
- Tom Nesmith (2002) Seeing Archives: Postmodernism and the Changing Intellectual Place of Archives. The American Archivist: Spring/Summer, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 24-41.
- Wilkinson, Tracy. “Gunmen Torch Vital Records of Rights Group in El Salvador.” LA Times (14 November 2013). http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-gunmen-torch-records-rights-group-salvador-20131114,0,5788558.story#axzz2l0clGNQM
- “Do We Need a Better Archive of the Internet?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoH3dlKZ-A0
- Archival Edge Revisited
What is a Record
- ask the class to provide a definition of what a record is?
- Make reference to the image of the
What is an Archive
- Ask class about their thoughts
- Bring up several of the readings
Cultural Memory institutions
- Explain why you use this term
- Ask roughly what each type does
- Define the term memory as it relates to records
What they do
- Explain why you see their purpose as broken into a 3 part process.
- Ask what an artifact might be. Look for examples from the class
- Mention what preservation might look like in a museum
- Discuss access in basic terms. Ask the class about their museum experiences
- Brief overview of the history emphasis victorian period
- Started more as art with the Ashmolean Museum at oxford. Many had teaching missions early on then come some of the American versions.
- Discuss Barnum and Peale (For profit)
- explain the types briefly and how each is different.
- Science museums are specifically very different and don’t always permeant collections
- Explain how provenance works in this case
- Discuss rarity and uniqueness
- For access discuss mediated access
- Explain what you mean about information. Consider including DATA as well in this discussion
- Preserve is a tough word here.
- Run through this quickly. Public access is a new concept tied to American victorian period and progressive era.
- Explain types
- Hint a rare book libraries and how they don’t fit the model as much as traditional libraries.
- You could discuss the change in how libraries operate.
- Emphasis that the original isn’t important except for rare books
- Intrinsic attributes don’t relate to the collection development practices
- Emphasis how librarians typically don’t restrict access.
- Prompt the students with these questions and steer the conversation based on some of the comments from the discussion board
- Present the definition of a record again if need be.
- Talk about how the archivist provides access in some way.
- Make a joke about the next slide….
- Discuss how sumerian cones were centrally stored
- Bring up the Archon and Metroon of the ancient world and how these were sites of government records.
- Hidden collections belonging to the state where documents had power to dictate obligations but there was no access.
- Transition to french revolution with was all about access to gov records of obligations.
- Formation of national archives, state archives and US archives in 1930’s
- SAA definition https://www2.archivists.org/glossary/terms/a/archives
- Ask about major parts
- Explain broken down into parts, Go through slides and describe different images used to illustrate the aspects of the definition.
- For types discuss how they are different from each other.
Manuscript V Archives
- Explain archival history here
- Talk about pathways to archives
Discussion board question
- talk about issue you have with video game archives, crash bandicoot remaster as example
- Fit archives is probably closer to an archive in some respects than play, explain how this relates to how collections are perceived and understood.
- Deal with digital collections
- Scare with OASIS model
- Have end of class discussion