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 (email@example.com) or Ellen Engseth (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have suggestions or would like to help by proposing articles or running a session.
- Tuesday, 26 October at 10 am CEST (find your time here: https://bit.ly/Oct26-localtime).
Meeting details are: https://zoom.us/j/94107776896?pwd=Y2JUSXNrSUNhN0VJVUlIR0dRQnVDUT09
Meeting ID: 941 0777 6896
- Wednesday, 27 October at 9 pm CEST (find your time here: https://bit.ly/Oct27-localtime).
Register in advance at https://eumetsat.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsde6hrT8vHdJiNuXMwoKOajMaj4b7ysXG to receive meeting details.
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:
- 10 & 11 June 2020: Schwartz, JM, Cook, T, “Archives, records, and power: The making of modern memory”, Archival Science, 2, 1-19, 2002.
- 21 & 22 July 2020: Pell, S, “Radicalizing the Politics of the Archive: An Ethnographic Reading of an Activist Archive”, Archivaria, 80 (November), 33-57, 2015.
- 25 & 26 August 2020: Scottish Council on Archives, “Anthea Seles” [podcast], 2020-06-11.
- 22 & 23 September 2020: Drake, J, “Insurgent citizens: the manufacture of police records in post-Katrina New Orleans and its implications for human rights”, Archival Science, 14, 365-380, 2014, and Weld, K, “No Democracy Without Archives”, Boston Review, 2020-07-09.
- 28 October 2020: Wiedeman, G, “The Historical Hazards of Finding Aids”, The American Archivist, 82 (2), 381-420, 2019.
- 8 & 9 December 2020: Nora, Pierre. 1989. “Between Memory and History: Les Lieux de Mémoire", Representations, 26, 7-24.
- 26 & 27 January 2021: Boadas, Joan. 2019. "Archives: A multifaceted nature," Comma, 1, 71-78.
- 16 & 17 February 2021: This month we will be discussing the global pandemic, and resources to guide us about our materials and our workplaces. One source we'll discuss is the REALM project.
For the discussion:
- Watch: https://www.oclc.org/realm/resources/video-overview.html
- Scan: https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/realm/documents/checklist.pdf
- Read: https://aiha-assets.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/AIHA/resources/Reopening-Guidance-for-Museums-and-Collecting-Institutions_GuidanceDocument.pdf
- 23 & 24 March 2021: Roberto, C., Anderson, K. & Crockett, M. 2021. "Translating the Universal Declaration on Archives: working with archival traditions and languages across the world", Archives & Manuscripts, DOI: 10.1080/01576895.2020.1854095
- 27 & 28 April, 2021: Henttonen, Pekka. 2017. “Privacy as an archival problem and a solution,” Archival Science, 17(3), 285–303.
- 25 & 26 May, 2021: Edda T. Lwoga, Patrick Ngulube and Christine Stilwell. "Understanding indigenous knowledge: Bridging the knowledge gap through a knowledge creation model for agricultural development"
- 29 & 30 June, 2021: "RiC-O Converter: an example of practical application of the ICA Records in Contexts standard (ICA RiC)” by Florence Clavaud; video presentations from the ICA 2016 Congress in Seoul.
- 20 & 21 July, 2021: Caswell, Michelle. "'The Archive' Is Not an Archives: On Acknowledging the Intellectual Contributions of Archival Studies."
- 24 & 25 August, 2021: Johnes, Martin. “Archives and Historians of Sport.”
- 28 & 29 September, 2021: Weatherburn, Jaye & Harvey, Ross. 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