Archives & Records Management

Effective democratisation can always be measured by this essential criterion: the participation in and the access to the archive, its constitution, and its interpretation.

Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)

WHY ARCHIVE?

ACCOUNTABILITY
Archives collect evidence that can hold those in power accountable.

ACCESSIBILITY
Archives make the rich record of our movements accessible. We can use them to ensure transparency, generate discussion, and enable direct action.

SELF-DETERMINATION
We define our own movements. We need to create and maintain our own historical record.

EDUCATION
Today’s videos, flyers, webpages, and signs are material for tomorrow’s skill-shares, classes, and mobilizations.

CONTINUITY
Just as past movements inspire us, new activists will learn from the experiences we document.

Why Archive?

Download “Why Archive?” poster

Created by Activist Archivists in collaboration with the OWS archives working group.
activist-archivists.org

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A little about me and the blog…


I'm studying archival science (include records management). My studies bring me to Bulgaria for six months.

I have been to Bulgaria on vacation but I don't know the language, Cyrillic alphabet or anybody. So I´ll be encountering many new situations and hopefully gain some insights from them. Some of it may end up on my blog. But even blogging is new to me sooo we´ll see...

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