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Open global learning + teaching, data and rankings about archives + their communities.

This is your 2014.05.13 update (Encoded Archival Context EAC fans)

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We were in your situation once, wondering if our project efforts were making headway – or ended up in a digital black hole, never to be seen again.
 
Rest assured, this message means the project is moving forward. And we thank you for letting us know that you want to help our team. 
 
As a result of limited bandwidth, we have to settle for this brief monthly messaging on the project's process. Sorry.

publishing on iBooks / Google Play a Global archives institute monograph by Tom Tiballi (advocacy council) on archival sustainability (details will follow)

publishing on iBooks / Google Play a Global archives institute monograph by Henrik Mondrup (education council) on MOOCs as a space for intercultural communication and cultural education (details will follow)

publishing on iBooks / Google Play a Global archives institute monograph by the Doing archives law council on releasing a standard property transfer agreement. This agreement 
is a time-saving guide for archivists, museologists, lawyers and all parties involved in acquiring cultural property through gift deeds, sales and other mechanisms. Providing clear directions , the contract is divided into 4 (four) parts - Contracting authority, Object of the contract, Legal, financial and technical,  and Annexes. The #doingarchives #cipt is up-to-date with the changing legal landscape - for example it incorporates a newly recognised EU right of forgetting. This is a text used in our courseware on Social Media Law (many more details will follow)

engaging potential professional society partners around the world - we have revamped our consultation format - before the end of the month we'll release a consultation on archival / museum property transfers

And there's the Spotify playlist http://open.spotify.com/user/cfelker/playlist/0G72FvDNoxbFYbZfe07M23

The Stanley Cup playoffs, the NBA playoffs and the Premier League Championship Sunday (oh and a bunch of us are finishing final exams) ....
 
Many people are already volunteering, donating and contributing, both in the USA and elsewhere. If you would like to join them, but wonder where to to start, add your name to our charter member census in advance of the global archives institute release in 2014.06.01 http://bit.ly/HhX7oC 

If you have a little more time (we're talking 3 hours a year here ... a nanosecond in Netflix time) you can lend your brains and muscle on one of our four councils (advocacy, education, data, law) http://bit.ly/1an8dTF We look forward to partnering with you and redefining who gets to be involved in archives, and moving the profession towards new frontiers.
 
We love our fans – be they project partners, council members or people like you. And we want to treat you well - by erasing logistical and cost barriers to participation in leadership, education and other key determinants of archival professional life.

All the best (from the USA headquarters in San Francisco),

Christopher Felker (on behalf of all the current Doing archives project council members)
council agreements http://bit.ly/1an8dTF
projects http://bit.ly/JVhuKB
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Jesse Crooks

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Brought to light by a 20-year-old part-time archivist.
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Q&A: how archives make history
© Copyright HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News RELATED POSTSThe Jacobean space programme“Iraq Heritage” launches to respect and protect the cultural heritage of modern IraqHow...
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What we've been doing (with your help)

Open global learning + teaching, data and rankings about archives + their communities.

This is your 2014.04.01 update (Encoded Archival Context EAC fans)

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We were in your situation once, wondering if our project efforts were making headway – or ended up in a digital black hole, never to be seen again.
 
(most recent) project update http://bit.ly/1q12fgL
council agreements http://bit.ly/1an8dTF
Spotify playlist http://spoti.fi/1dWgJOX
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Thanks for the endorsement!
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Archives New Zealand published a new Appraisal Statement on 18 March. A quote from p5: "Appraisal theory and practices need to move out of the paper paradigm".
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Has anybody in London eaten here? :)
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Christopher Felker

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Doing archives (#Doingarchives) - is a (free) open global learning + teaching, data and ranking project for those who curate the world's knowledge.

Here is a link for the recorded Hangout on Air (we did this on the 4th
month anniversary of the project, in parallel with the Spring 2014 New
England Archivists meeting in Portsmouth NH).

Video bit.ly/OBQgKS Notes at Felker, Christopher, 2013, "Doing archives
consultations", http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/24777 Harvard Dataverse
Network [Distributor] V3 [Version] file = 2014.03.20 hangout on air
(program notes).txt

Also kindly note that The project's 1st publication - How Video Based Peer-to-Peer Interaction Can Optimize Learning - by Henrik Jensen Mondrup (Denmark, education council)@JensenMondrup is now available on the iBooks store in 51 countries http://buff.ly/1oAwrjK. Enjoy!"

Christopher Felker, Doing archives twitter @Doingarchives
https://twitter.com/Doingarchives | community google +
http://bit.ly/1cI3RI9
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China restricts academic access to historical archives

China has been gradually restricting scholarly access to historical archives, making it more difficult to access declassified historical documents in the past year, according to frustrated academics.

If Chinese officials provide any explanation for recent restrictions, it is usually that the materials are being digitised.

But some historians believe that restrictions, which have not been officially declared, are related to heightened sensitivity over historical claims in the East China Sea, as relations with Japan became strained.

Other historians suggest that blanket bans on some archives may be related to the current government's desire to control the historical image of the Communist Party and protect it from critical analysis and attacks by scholars.
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Job advertisement: Policy Officer, Government Recordkeeping, Queensland State Archives
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National Archives battle to preserve Australia's 'birth certificates'
Australians have the chance for a relatively rare glimpse of some of the most important documents in the country's history.
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An update on the status of the Hawaii State Digital Archives project.
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Review of the New Zealand Government Digital Archives Programme.
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Job advertisement: Senior Archival Support Officer, Collections & Access, Queensland State Archives
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Foreign Office excludes public from its public records day

The UK Foreign Office is holding a conference to explain how it will finally place into the public domain millions of public records that it has unlawfully held for decades – but is refusing to allow members of the public to attend.
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NARA to close Anchorage facility, transfer records to Seattle.
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The Benefits and Risks of the PDF/A-3 File Format for Archival Institutions

Some very interesting use cases here. It would be worth keeping an eye on these developments.
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Job advertisement: Research Officer, Government Recordkeeping, Queensland State Archives
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