Right now in Canada, archivists are meeting, greeting and tweeting, as part of the Association of Canadian Archivists annual conference (http://archivists.ca/content/annual-conference). The time frame means that they are closing up as I open my web browser, but I have already noted some controversial comments that are worth sharing and considering.
On the role of emotion in the archive:
On standards and interoperability:
“Rolan: Australian institutions tend to have outsourced web presence/databases. Makes standards compliance + display difficult. # ”
(I’d challenge this one myself, as the main CAARA institutions maintain their databases in ICA compliant systems, and provide their own websites. Schools and small collecting institutions using DataManager or Tabularium also create ICA compliant descriptions, as does anyone using series registration – more detail, please!).
Rolan: “Archival standards should be blueprints for interoperability.” #
And on digital preservation:
You can follow the tweets by looking for https://twitter.com/hashtag/aca2014.
Right now, they appear to be playing baseball?