In case you thought that October is going to mean a lot of concentration on twitter and post-conference blogging, you can get in a little practice this week. The International Digital Humanities Conference is on in Lausanne (#dh2014 and #dhLausanne2014). In addition to the presentations about text mining and digital visualisations, there have been a number of tantalising tweets suggesting that questions about the use of archives, digitisation and digital recordkeeping are all being raised.
On at the same time is the International Council on Archives, Section on University and Research Archives, just down the road in Paris http://icasuv2014.univ-paris-diderot.fr/?lang=en
The University of Melbourne eScholarship Centre is doing all the heavy lifting on the twitter feed at the moment. So far, the role of archivists, appraisal, life cycle and continuum thinking, and digital preservation of complex data have all been raised.
New role for archivists – the construction of archives rather than the gathering of archives #