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From: Grace Lile <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Subject: [humanrights] New Tactics online dialogue on archives & human rights
To: SAA Human Rights Archives Roundtable Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
A reminder that an online dialogue on human rights & archives hosted by New Tactics in Human Rights will begin next Wednesday, May 16 and run through the following Tuesday, May 22.
We have a fantastic group of featured practitioners (see below) but urge anyone with an interest and/or expertise in this topic to please participate!
To participate you need to register and log in; instructions here: http://www.newtactics.org/en/node/2357
About the Dialogue: Join WITNESS and the New Tactics community for an online dialogue on Archiving Human Rights for Advocacy, Justice and Memory from May 16 to 22, 2012. Archiving and preservation have long taken a backseat to more urgent aspects of human rights documentation and advocacy, but that is beginning to change. Human rights archives are increasingly playing a pivotal role in advocacy, restorative justice, historical memory, and struggles against impunity. At the same time, however, archivists and activists alike are grappling with the mounting challenges posed by the proliferation of digital documentation. How can we ensure that the critical documentation created today will be preserved and accessible in the future?
In this dialogue, we will explore the tactics and methods used by archivists to preserve human rights information. Are you new to this topic? This is an opportunity for you to learn about the role of archiving in human rights work and how to develop your own archiving strategy. Are you knowledgeable on this topic? This is an opportunity for you to share your experiences with peers, learn about new tactics, and meet others working in this field. Join us on May 16!
Our featured resource practitioners committed to help lead this dialogue include:
Co-Facilitators: Grace Lile, Director of Operations and Archives, and Yvonne Ng, Archivist, of the WITNESS Media Archive, United States
Mario Ramirez - archivist based at University of California Berkeley, United States
Michelle Caswell, MLIS, MTS - Assistant Professor of Archival Studies at UCLA, United States
Csaba Szilagyi - Head of Human Rights Program for the Open Society Archives, Hungary
Tessa Fallon - Web Collection Curator, Human Rights Web Archive, Columbia University, United States
David Rice of the City University of New York Television archives, United States
James Simon - Director of the Global Resources Network at the Center for Research Libraries, United States
Joel Blanco Rivera - doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, United States
Céline Fouga - independent consultant in documentation, Great Lakes Africa
Daniel D'Esposito - Director of the Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems (HURIDOCS), Switzerland
Lior Elefant and Suhair Abdi of B’Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories), Israel
Sanjana Hattotuwa - Special Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland and TED Fellow, Sri Lanka
Catherine Kennedy - Director of the South Africa History Archive, South Africa
Aileen Cornelio - independent researcher in the field of Archives and Records Management and Founder of the Archivists Watch, Canada
Trudy Peterson - Chair of the International Council on Archives Human Rights Working Group, United States
Collin Sullivan and others of Benetech Human Rights Program, United States
T-Kay Sangwand of the Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) based at the University of Texas Libraries, United States
Questions? Feel free to reach out to me.
Director of Operations and Archives
WITNESS I 80 Hanson Place I Brooklyn NY 11217
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