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The Limits of The Archive

Friday, February 5th, 2010

There was discussion of power and control; of going to these cthonic, isolated, fragile locations full of uncomfortable furniture and curt staff; of these inhuman institutions that define and defend what is considered culturally significant knowledge and can act as oppressors to unapproved subcultures.

Transparent Plea

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I like to think that archivists, despite our focus on the past, are typically a step ahead of the general culture because we always have to have the future in mind at the same time. That being the case, I feel we should already be thinking ahead of where initiatives like data.gov are and be considering how we can be more open in ways beyond content and access.