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Anthony C. Winkler archive goes home to Jamaica

Acquiring Winkler’s Archives for the National Library of Jamaica by Kim Robinson-Walcott The Jamaican writer Anthony C. Winkler died in September 2015. His death was a personal loss for me in many ways. First of all, I was the person … Continue reading

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GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017

From our friends in the Finnish Literature Society GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017 Creative Processes and Archives in Arts and Humanities Helsinki, 7th – 9th June 2017 Registration open! The Finnish Literature Society (SKS) and Institut des textes & manuscrits modernes … Continue reading

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SLA in Mexico City, November 2017

It has been confirmed that SLA will be presenting a session on Caribbean literary archives as part of this year’s ICA Annual Conference, to be held in Mexico City, 27-29 November 2017. The long title of the session is this: … Continue reading

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Safe Havens for Archives at Risk

As described in earlier posts, SLA has continued to support work being conducted on Archival Safe Havens (cases of archives in extreme danger which may, as a last resort, be physically moved to a safe location or be digitally copied … Continue reading

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SLA in 2017

This is an update to some earlier posts on future SLA activities. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Portland, July 2017. SLA will not be represented at SAA. Several members have indicated that they would be uncomfortable travelling to the … Continue reading

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Archive of Tom Sharpe in Girona

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Discussions within SLA and the Diasporic Literary Archives Network in recent years have emphasised the importance of language in international collection-building. Language has come to be seen as a much stronger force than other factors such as geography, “natural location” … Continue reading

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Basic principles in support of human rights

At the ICA Congress in Seoul in September 2016, the Basic Principles of the Role of Archivists and Record Managers in Support of Human Rights was endorsed by the Programme Commission as an ICA working document for discussion, publicising and … Continue reading

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