UPDATE: “ARCHIVAL ACCOUNTABILITY GAP…Is there a democratic deficit in archives?”, Conference…reports now available online

democratic_archive_tiffUpdate: the conference reports are now available on-line at: https://archivalaccountabilitygap.wordpress.com/blog-2/

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…Is there a democratic deficit in archives?”

24-25 January 2017

The Great Hall, Sutherland Building Northumbria University
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8ST

The conference will begin by looking at the needs of the future generation of users, it will then discuss the vital issues of records management in developing countries. It will consider the importance of records in the investigation of tragedies and transgressions. It will explore how new ideas about the way records and archives should be created, including co-creation and memory boxes have emerged from tragedies and transgression. It will also consider the impact of recent government initiatives in addressing shortcomings in record creation and disposal – Sir Alex Allan’s review of digital records and the independent cross-party review of Freedom of Information. Finally it will turn to the question of how we can apply democracy to the creation and selection of records and what happens when things go wrong.”

 

Update: the conference reports are now available on-line at: https://archivalaccountabilitygap.wordpress.com/blog-2/