This innovative book examines the changing relationship between communities, citizens and the notion of the archive.
Archives have traditionally been understood as repositories of knowledge and experience, remote from the ordinary people who fund and populate them, however digital resources have led to a growing plurality of archives and the practices associated with collecting and curating. This book uses a broad range of case studies which place communities at the heart of this exciting development, to illustrate how their experiences are central to our understanding of this new terrain which challenges traditional histories and the control of knowledge and power.
"A testament to the vibrancy, depth, and diversity of collaborative research practices involving archives and archiving in the UK. It examines the challenges of collaboration, but even-handedly celebrates the many benefits afforded by such modes of work." Richard Clay, Newcastle University
Simon Popple is Director of Impact and a Senior Lecturer in Photography and Digital Culture at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds.
Andrew Prescott is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow.
Daniel H. Mutibwa is Assistant Professor in Creative Industries and Digital Culture at the University of Nottingham, UK Campus.
Community archives and the creation of living knowledge ~ Simon Popple, Daniel H. Mutibwa and Andrew Prescott
Disorderly conduct: the community in the archive ~ Simon Popple
PART I: Storytelling, co-curation and community archives
BBC Pebble Mill: issues around collaborative community online archives – a case study of the Pebble Mill Project ~ Vanessa Jackson
New island stories: heritage, archives, the digital environment and community regeneration ~ Paul R.J. Duffy
Memories on film: public archive images and participatory film-making with people with dementia ~ Andrea Capstick and Katherine Ludwin
Doing-It-Together: citizen archivists and the online environment ~ Jez Collins
‘I’ve never told anybody that before’: the virtual archive and collaborative spaces of knowledge production ~ Tom Jackson
PART II: Citizens, archives and the institution
Rising beyond museological practice and use: a model for community and museum partnerships working towards modern curatorship in this day and age ~ Daniel H. Mutibwa
Enhancing museum visits through the creation of data visualisation to support the recording and sharing of experience ~ Ian Gwilt, Patrick McEntaggart, Melanie Levick-Parkin and Jonathan Wood
The digital citizen: working upstream of digital and broadcast archive developments ~ Kim Hammond, George Revill and Joe Smith
Institutional collaboration in the creation of digital linguistic resources: the case of the British Telecom correspondence corpus ~ Ralph Morton and Hilary Nesi
PART III: Disruptive and counter voices: the community turn
Mainstream institutional collecting of anti-institutional archives: opportunities and challenges ~ Anna Sexton
Silver hair, silver tongues, silver screen: recollection, reflection and representation through digital storytelling with older people ~ Tricia Jenkins and Pip Hardy
‘Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey’ LGBT histories: community 195 archives as boundary objects ~ Niamh Moore
Locating the Black archive ~ Hannah Ishmael, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Kelly Foster, Etienne Joseph and Nathan E. Richards
The public and the relational: the collaborative practices of the Inclusive Archive of Learning Disability History ~ Helen Graham, Victoria Green, Kassie Headon, Nigel Ingham, Sue Ledger, Andy Minnion, Row Richards and Liz Tilley
Archive utopias: linking collaborative histories to local democracy ~ Lianne Brigham, Richard Brigham, Helen Graham and Victoria Hoyle
Community archives and the health of the internet ~ Andrew Prescott