Key Issues:

  1. Who gets to be an archivist? What is an archive?
    1. Archive vs digital selection
    2. Archivist vs digital archivist (who gets to do history?)

  1. User-ablitiy & Accessibility
  2. Temporality vs Preservation

Definitions:


  • Digital Repatriation: how issues of archival migration and an idealized “public” both complicate and are complicated by digital archives
  • Reciprocal Curation: digital projects that aim to give multilayered access
  • Metadata Projects: projects that visualize relationships among texts, topics and subjects, thereby enabling researchers



Links:

http://nsidc.org/rocs/analog_archives/holdings.html

http://caseyboyle.net/project/the-quintilian-project/

http://oclc.org/research/activities/borndigital.html

check out: College Composition and Communication 64.1 special issue on research methodologies-- 4 articles on archives!