Archives of crisis and conspiracy: The digital future
The latest Shock of Record partnership seminar with the Institute of Historic Research is now available to view on YouTube. The video has captions.
The webinar considers how memory institutions and other organisations conduct rapid response archiving to capture the digital records of crisis, how they decide what to include and exclude, and how and when those born-digital archives should be made available to researchers and the wider public. It will also consider how huge digital archives, which may contain multiple forms of misinformation, can be effectively described and contextualised when close reading and cataloguing are not possible.
Thanks to speakers Valérie Schafer (University of Luxembourg) Friedel Geeraert (Belgian Royal Library) Kees Teszelszky (National Library of the Netherlands) for a fascinating discussion.