The role of archives

This is a piece of major frustration in my work life right now and it has to do with the role of Archives. It all started with the old intranet, when it was retired and taken off-line, questions have been asked by my colleagues in the IT department about what we should do with the … Continue reading The role of archives

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Have I got news for you

We used to cut articles of interest from newspapers and magazines. Some people still do but much of this activity has now moved online. Newspapers and clippings have been digitised and made available on the web. Newspapers.com, containing 4,600+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s, is an example. Clippings from these  papers seem crowd-sourced. Registered users create … Continue reading Have I got news for you