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  1. Important note 1 item
    1. This reading list is structured around the seminar topics for the Concepts and Contexts module. Unless otherwise instructed, readings marked as essential should be read in advance of the seminar to which they pertain. Additional optional readings will be added as the year progresses.

  2. The nature of records and information 37 items
    1. Manual of archive administration - Jenkinson, Hilary, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1922

      Book Essential Please read pp.2-15. A pdf of this book can be found at http://www2.archivists.org/publications/epubs

    2. Modern archives: principles and techniques - Schellenberg, T. R. 1956

      Book Essential Please read pp.11-16. A pdf of this book can be found at http://www2.archivists.org/publications/epubs

    3. Traces: Document, record, archive, archives - Sue McKemmish

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. Additional reading - not essential pre-reading for the seminar

    5. Currents of archival thinking 2017

      Book Recommended Part I: Foundations is relevant to this seminar. Chapter 1 The nature of archives and the orientation of archival science (Terry Eastwood); Chapter 2: Evolution of Archival Ideas of Provenance (Jennifer Douglas); Archives as a Place (Adrian Cunningham).

    6. Engaging with Archives and Records: Histories and Theories 2016

      Book Recommended Chapter 1: Moving the margins to the middle: reconciling 'the archive' with the archives, Jeannette Bastian

    7. Concepts of Record (2): Prototypes and Boundary Objects - Geoffrey Yeo 04/2008

      Article Recommended this is the second part of the Yeo article.

    8. InterPARES 3 Intellectual Framework

      Document  Please read the section on Guiding Concepts (pp2-6) and click through to view the Ontology document referred to on p6.

    9. Introductory econometrics: a modern approach - Jeffrey M. Wooldridge c2013

      Book 

    10. Universal Access to All Knowledge - Brewster Kahle 01/2007

      Article 

    11. What are archives?: cultural and theoretical perspectives : a reader - Craven, Louise c2008

      Book  Please read the chapter entitled ‘From the Archivist’s Cardigan to the Very Dead Sheep: What are archives? What are archivists? What do they do?’

    12. International reseach on permanent authentic records in electronic systems (InterPARES) 2: Experimental, interactive and dynamic records - Duranti, Luciana, Preston, Randy, InterPARES Project, Associazione nazionale archivistica italiana 2008

      Book 

    13. Currents of archival thinking vol 1 - MacNeil, Heather, Eastwood, Terry c2010

      Book 

    14. Archives, records, and power: The making of modern memory - Joan M. Schwartz, Terry Cook 2002-3

      Article 

  3. Recordkeeping, risk and governance 42 items
    1. Currents of Archival Thinking 2017

      Book Essential Read chapter 10: Elizabeth Shepherd 'Right to Information’

    2. Additional reading - not essential pre-reading for the seminar

    3. Freedom of information and its impact in the United Kingdom - Patrick Birkinshaw 10/2010

      Article Recommended This is highly recommended foundational article, whcih will give you an excellent overview of the legislation

    4. Integrity in government through records management: essays in honour of Anne Thurston - Anne Thurston 2014

      Book Recommended Part III: Records, Governance and Transparency is useful here. including chapters on Audit and Accountability in Ghana (Pino Akotia); Protection of Land Rights (David Luyombya); Records in the Right to Information (Kelvin smith); Opening Government (James Lowry).

    5. Archives: recordkeeping in society - McKemmish, Sue, Charles Sturt University c2005

      Book Recommended

    6. Freedom of information: the law, the practice and the ideal - Patrick Birkinshaw 2010

      Book Recommended Not necessarily for seminar reading but excellent overview of access to information legislation in UK up to 2011. See esp chapters 1, 3, 4, 8 (DPA) and overseas developments in 12

    7. Archives and the public good: accountability and records in modern society - Wallace, David A., Cox, Richard J. 2002

      Book Recommended Please read the Introduction.

    8. Currents of archival thinking vol 1 - MacNeil, Heather, Eastwood, Terry c2010

      Book Recommended especially L Iacovino 'Archives as Arsenals of Accountability'.

    9. Better off forgetting?: essays on archives, public policy, and collective memory - Holmlund, Mona, Avery, Cheryl c2010

      Book Optional

    10. Records management in English local government: the effect of freedom of information - Elizabeth Shepherd, Alice Stevenson, Andrew Flinn 2011

      Article Optional

    11. Distrust in the archive: reconciling records - Sue McKemmish, Shannon Faulkhead, Lynette Russell 11/2011

      Article Optional

    12. Trusting Records in a Postmodern World - Heather MacNeil

      Article Recommended

    13. Freedom of information: the law, the practice and the ideal - Patrick Birkinshaw 2010

      Book Recommended Overview of access to information legislation in UK up to 2011. See esp chapters 1, 3, 4, 8 (DPA) and overseas developments in 12

    14. Archives and the public good: accountability and records in modern society - Wallace, David A., Cox, Richard J. 2002

      Book Optional Please read in particular; Kimberly Barata, Piers Cain, Dawn Routledge and Justus Wamukoya, ‘Information for Accountability Workshops: Their Role in Promoting Access to Information’, Verne Harris, ‘“They Should Have Destroyed More”: the Destruction of Public Records by the South African State in the Final Years of Apartheid, 1990-1994’ and Chris Hurley, ‘Records and the Public Interest: the “Heiner Affair” in Queensland, Australia’

    15. Archivists and Accountability - Chris Hurley 2006

      Article Optional

    16. Political pressure and the archival record - Procter, Margaret, Cook, Michael, Williams, Caroline c2005

      Book Optional

    17. Ethics, accountability and recordkeeping in a dangerous world - Cox, Richard J. 2006

      Book Optional

  4. The Archival Multiverse: different approaches to recordkeeping and records 46 items
    1. Community Archives: What are we really talking about? - Anne Gilliland, Andrew Flinn

      Article Essential

    2. Additional reading - not required pre-reading for the seminar

    3. Evidence of me . . . (first published in Archives and Manucscripts, 24 (1) 1996.) - Sue McKemmish

      Webpage Recommended Originally published in Archives and Manuscripts 24:1 (1996). Also published revised McKemmish chapter ‘Evidence of Me …In a Digital World’ in I, Digital – Personal Collections in the Digital Era ed Cal Lee, SAA 2011

    4. Currents of archival thinking 2017

      Book Recommended Especially useful for this seminar: chapter 11 Archives and Social Justice (David Wallace); Chapter 12 Participatory Archives (Alexandra Eveleigh); Chapter 14 Community Archives (Rebecka Sheffield).

    5. Native America’s twenty-first-century right to know - Allison Boucher Krebs 2012-6

      Article Optional

    6. Invoking “collective memory”: mapping the emergence of a concept in archival science - Trond Jacobsen, Ricardo L. Punzalan, Margaret L. Hedstrom 2013-6

      Article Recommended

    7. Places From Which to Speak - Ieuan Hopkins 04/2008

      Article Optional

    8. Antonyms of our remembering - Verne Harris 10/2014

      Article Recommended

    9. Opening Archives: Respectful Repatriation - Kimberly Christen 04/2011

      Article Optional

    10. Community archives: the shaping of memory - Bastian, Jeannette Allis, Alexander, Ben 2009

      Book Optional

    11. Digital lives - an initial synthesis Version 0.1 - Jeremy Leighton John 2010

      Document Optional

    12. Personal archiving: preserving our digital heritage - Donald T. Hawkins c2013

      Book Recommended

    13. Genocidal Archives: The African Context—Genocide in Rwanda - Tom A Adami, Martha Hunt 04/2005

      Article Optional

    14. Archives: recordkeeping in society - McKemmish, Sue, Charles Sturt University c2005

      Book Optional In particular please read Chris Hurley, ‘Recordkeeping & Accountability’

    15. Latent scrutiny: personal archives as perpetual mementos of the official gaze - Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Frank Golding 2015-10-5

      Article Recommended

  5. Recordkeeping theory 42 items
    1. Statement of Principles Regarding Archival Description - International Council on Archives 1992

      Article Essential

    2. Additional reading - not essential pre-reading for the seminar

    3. Requirements for Provenance on the Web - Paul Groth, Yolanda Gil, James Cheney, Simon Miles 12/03/2012

      Article 

    4. Manual for the arrangement and description of archives - Muller, Samuel, Feith, Johan Adriaan, Fruin, R., Vereniging van Archivarissen in Nederland 2003

      Book 

    5. The principle of provenance: report from the First Stockholm Conference on Archival Theory and the Principle of Provenance 2-3 September 1993 - Stockholm Conference on Archival Theory and the Principle of Provenance, Sweden c1994

      Book 

    6. Diplomatics: new uses for an old science - Duranti, Luciana 1998

      Book 

    7. Provenance and credibility in scientific data repositories - Kathleen Fear, Devan Ray Donaldson 2012-9

      Article 

  6. Curation: Selecting and describing archives and records 70 items
    1. Mobilizing records: re-framing archival description to support human rights - Stacy Wood, Kathy Carbone, Marika Cifor, Anne Gilliland 10/2014

      Article Essential

    2. Additional reading - not essential pre-reading for the seminar. Readings on apprasial are listed before readings on description.

    3. Archival Value - Nina Lager Vestberg 03/2008

      Article 

    4. Engaging with Archives and Records: Histories and Theories 2016

      Book Recommended Chapter 3: 'Records in context' in context: a brief history of data modelling for archival description, Jonathan Furner

    5. Currents of archival thinking 2017

      Book Recommended Especially relevant to this seminar: Chapter 5 Archival Appraisal (Fiorella Foscarini); Chapter 6 Digital Preservation (Glenn Dingwall); Chapter 7 Continuing Debates about Description (Geoffrey Yeo)

    6. Reinventing appraisal - Kate Cumming, Anne Picot 04/05/2014

      Article 

    7. The National Geospatial Digital Archives—Collection Development: Lessons Learned - Tracey Erwin, Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Mary Lynette Larsgaard 2009

      Article 

    8. No Privileged Past—Acquisition Revisited - Agnes E.M. Jonker 04/2009

      Article 

    9. The Roots of 128: A Hypothetical Documentation Strategy - Philip Alexander, Helen Samuels 10/1987

      Article 

    10. Archival appraisal: theory and practice - Craig, Barbara Lazenby 2004

      Book 

    11. Readings on description start here

    12. Linking archival data to location: a case study at the UK National Archives - Paul Clough, Jiayu Tang, Mark M. Hall, Amy Warner 2011

      Article Recommended

    13. Linked Data and the LOCAH project - B. Ruddock 01/06/2011

      Article Optional

    14. Archival representation - Elizabeth Yakel 2003-3

      Article 

  7. User-centred or records oriented approaches 32 items
    1. A manual of archive administration - Hilary Jenkinson 1965

      Book Essential Read all of pt II sections 5-8 on the primary and secondary duties of the archivist. A pdf of this book can be found at https://archive.org/details/manualofarchivea00jenkuoft

    2. Reinventing access - Barbara Reed 04/05/2014

      Article Essential

    3. Additional reading - not essential pre-reading for the seminar

    4. Access — The reformulation of an archival paradigm - Angelika Menne-Haritz 2001-3

      Article Recommended

    5. Modern archives: principles and techniques - Schellenberg, T. R. 1956

      Book Recommended Please read pp.117-119, 161-167 7 224-236. A pdf of this book can be found at http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/ModernArchives-Schellenberg.pdf

    6. Public Sector Information | Europa - Information Society

      Webpage Optional Existing EU rules on re-use of public sector information. The Directive on the re-use of public sector information provides a common legislative framework to a previously unregulated European public sector information market, that is the market building on information held by public authorities. It is built around 2 key pillars of the internal market: transparency and fair competition. It focuses on the economic aspects of information rather than the access of citizens to information. It encourages the Member States to make as much information available for re-use as possible.

    7. Opening Archives: Respectful Repatriation - Kimberly Christen 04/2011

      Article Optional

    8. How Games Can Help Us Access and Understand Archival Images - Mary Flanagan, Peter Carini 10/2012

      Article Optional

    9. Seek and You May Find: Successful Search in Online Finding Aid Systems - Morgan Daniels, Elizabeth Yakel 09/2010

      Article Optional

    10. AI: Archival Intelligence and User Expertise - Elizabeth Yakel, Deborah Torres 01/2003

      Article Optional

    11. Re-Imagining Archival Display: Creating User-Friendly Finding Aids - J. Gordon Daines, Cory L. Nimer 01/2011

      Article Optional

    12. Understanding users: a prerequisite for developing new technologies - Anna Sexton, Chris Turner, Geoffrey Yeo, Susan Hockey 04/2004

      Article Optional

  8. The recordkeeping profession and the ethical professional 27 items
    1. Engaging with Archives and Records: Histories and Theories 2016

      Book Essential Chapter 8: Archival Ethics and indigenous justice: conflict or coexistence? by Melanie Delva and Melissa Adams

    2. Additional reading - not essential pre-reading for the seminar

    3. Ethical Concerns for Archivists - Randall C. Jimerson 02/2006

      Article Recommended

    4. Records professionals: an invisible profession in Malaysia - Aliza Ismail, Adnan Jamaludin 2011

      Article Recommended

    5. Record-keeping as an ethical imperative - Colin Gale 04/2006

      Article Recommended

    6. The English archivist: a new profession - Jenkinson, Hilary 1948

      Book Optional

    7. We are archivists, but are we OK? - James Currall, Michael Moss 2008

      Article Optional

    8. Ethics and the archival profession: introduction and case studies - Benedict, Karen M., Society of American Archivists 2003

      Book Optional

    9. Ethics, accountability and recordkeeping in a dangerous world - Cox, Richard J. 2006

      Book Optional

    10. The ethical archivist - Danielson, Elena S. c2010

      Book Optional

    11. New directions in archival research - Procter, Margaret, Lewis, C. P., Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies c2000

      Book Optional

  9. Changing thoughts on archival and recordkeeping roles 48 items
    1. Electronic Records, Paper Minds: The Revolution in Information Management and Archives in the Post-Custodial and Post-Modernist Era - Terry Cook 2007

      Article Essential First published: Archives and Manuscripts 22 (November 1994): 300-328.

    2. Archivists and Social Responsibility: A Response to Mark Greene - Randall Jimerson 09/2013

      Article Essential See also articles by Mark Greene and Michelle Caswell in same issue

    3. Additional reading - not essential pre-reading for the seminar

    4. Social justice impact of archives: a preliminary investigation - Wendy M. Duff, Andrew Flinn, Karen Emily Suurtamm, David A. Wallace 2013-1-18

      Article Recommended

    5. Not Just Between Us: A Riposte to Mark Greene / Letter to the Editor - Michelle Caswell

      Article Recommended Also includes further response by Mark Greene. See also articles by Greene and Jimerson in same issue

    6. Archives as place - Luciana Duranti

      Article Recommended

    7. Self-determination and archival autonomy: advocating activism - Joanne Evans, Sue McKemmish, Elizabeth Daniels, Gavan McCarthy 12/2015

      Article Recommended

    8. Interference Archive: a free space for social movement culture - Alycia Sellie, Jesse Goldstein, Molly Fair, Jennifer Hoyer 12/2015

      Article Recommended

    9. Archives power: memory, accountability, and social justice - Jimerson, Randall C., Society of American Archivists c2009

      Book Recommended

    10. Trusting Records in a Postmodern World - Heather MacNeil 2001

      Article Recommended

    11. Archives, records, and power: The making of modern memory - Joan M. Schwartz, Terry Cook 2002-3

      Article Recommended

    12. Paradigm shifts in recordkeeping responsibilities: implications for ISO 15489's implementation - Pauline Joseph, Shelda Debowski, Peter Goldschmidt 2012

      Article Optional

    13. Archives as Spaces of Memory - Eric Ketelaar 04/2008

      Article Optional

    14. Archives, Truth, and Reconciliation - Albie Sachs

      Article Recommended

    15. Refiguring the archive - Hamilton, Carolyn 2002

      Book Recommended

    16. Archive fever: a Freudian impression - Derrida, Jacques, Prenowitz, Eric 1996

      Book Optional

    17. Mobilizing records: re-framing archival description to support human rights - Stacy Wood, Kathy Carbone, Marika Cifor, Anne Gilliland 10/2014

      Article Recommended

  10. The future of the profession 62 items
    1. Personal Digital Archiving - Gabriela Redwine

      Webpage Essential Please read chapters 3 and 6

    2. Additional reading - not essential pre-reading for the seminar

    3. Currents of archival thinking 2017

      Book Recommended Chapter 13: GLAMs, LAMs, and Archival Perspectives (Jeannette Bastian)

    4. Archivist as activist: lessons from three queer community archives in California - Diana K. Wakimoto, Christine Bruce, Helen Partridge 12/2013

      Article Recommended

    5. What Is the Meaning of Archives 2.0? - Kate Theimer 04/2011

      Article Recommended

    6. The future of archives and recordkeeping: a reader - Hill, Jennie 2011

      Book Optional

    7. Digital recordkeeping: are we at a tipping point? - Kate Cumming, Cassie Findlay 2010

      Article Optional

    8. Digital Curation: The Emergence of a New Discipline - Sarah Higgins 07/10/2011

      Article Optional

    9. NATURALIZING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN INFORMATION STUDIES - Andrew J. Lau, Anne J. Gilliland, Kimberly Anderson 09/2012

      Article Optional

    10. Preservation Is Not a Place - Stephen Abrams, Patricia Cruse, John Kunze 29/06/2009

      Article Optional

    11. New frameworks for community engagement in the archive sector: from handing over to handing on - Mary Stevens, Andrew Flinn, Elizabeth Shepherd 01/2010

      Article Optional

    12. Autonomous archives - Shaunna Moore, Susan Pell 07/2010

      Article Optional

    13. Whose memories, whose archives? Independent community archives, autonomy and the mainstream - Andrew Flinn, Mary Stevens, Elizabeth Shepherd 31/10/2009

      Article Optional

    14. Community archives: the shaping of memory - Bastian, Jeannette Allis, Alexander, Ben 2009

      Book Optional

    15. Places From Which to Speak - Ieuan Hopkins 04/2008

      Article Optional

    16. Envisioning the Archival Commons - Scott Anderson, Robert Allen 09/2009

      Article Recommended

    17. Historians, archivists, and social activism: benefits and costs - Sonia Yaco, Beatriz Betancourt Hardy 2013-6

      Article Recommended

    18. Smithsonian Team Flickr: a library, archives, and museums collaboration in web 2.0 space - Martin R. Kalfatovic, Effie Kapsalis, Katherine P. Spiess, Anne Camp 12/2008

      Article Recommended

    19. Cultural heritage, archives & citizenship: 1 - Lesley J. F. Green 11/2007

      Article Recommended

    20. Local archives and community collecting in the digital age - Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Robyn Sloggett 2012-6

      Article Recommended

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