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


  • 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


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