When i think of archiving, i think of the many days i spent huddled in an office – alone – organising files into relevant folders and then organising those folder into relevant boxes. 144 more words
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The picture above shows an example of Actor Network Theory. I’m just writing this post in Sydney University’s Fishier Library, and this is my surrounding. I see that the printer, which is quite far from where I am is connected to the computers that everyone is using. 290 more words
Archiving is essentially the storing of something for future access. History is based on accounts of what happened that were archived. If people did not document and archive the happenings through newspapers, books, testimonies, biographies and archive them, we would not have access to information from the past. 586 more words
There is something recursively poetic about contributing to one’s own archive while writing about the process, motivations and theories about archival. This week’s readings concern both the nature of archives themselves, as well as the forces which drive their creation, and govern their function. 681 more words
The archivist produces more archive, and that is why the archive is never closed. It opens out of the future.
Theories, as Andrew states in the lecture this week, are a “form of mediation/communication between ideas and practices” that allow us new ways of “understanding familiar things, so that we can work with them differently; or sometimes so that they might work differently.”405 more words