SUV Reading Group

The ICA-SUV Reading Group, which launched in June 2020, seeks to virtually bring together archivists and record managers from all over the world to discuss once a month a journal article or a news item about recordkeeping. It is intended to be an exchange of ideas, perspectives and opinions in a convivial setting.

Sessions are announced on the ICA-SUV listserv. Please get in touch with Venkat Srinivasan (venkats@ncbs.res.in) or Ellen Engseth (eengseth@umn.edu) if you have suggestions or would like to help by proposing articles or running a session.

Upcoming meeting:

Given the upcoming 2021 United National Climate Change Conference (COP26, https://ukcop26.org/), we thought we'd read and discuss this 2010 paper on finding safe havens for archives threatened by climate change.

To take up arms against a sea of troubles Matthew Gordon-Clark and Simon Shurville Archives & Manuscripts, 38(1), pp. 78-93. May 2010 https://publications.archivists.org.au/index.php/asa/article/view/10067

This month we will be discussing the education of archives and records professionals, and the article by Jaye Weatherburn & Ross Harvey (2016) "Finding and forming the bold and the fearless: the future of LIS education in Australia," The Australian Library Journal, 65:4, 251-261, DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2016.1237946
The open access version is available at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08164649.2016.1237946?needAccess=true

Some questions to think about (or bring your own topics or questions!):
- The article discusses different ways of moving archives to save them. Can you think of any others? Does your archive have such a plan in place?
- What is the role of archivists caring for records in the context of climate change?

Previously discussed readings: