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Sarah Demb and Patricia Sleeman

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A Dream Yet Unfulfilled? Professional Solidarity and Personal Ideals
Sarah Demb and Patricia Sleeman

Archives without borders
August, 30th 2010
Peace Palace, The Hague

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Sarah Demb and Patricia Sleeman

  1. 1. A Dream Yet Unfulfilled?: Professional Solidarity and Personal Ideals Sarah R Demb and Patricia Sleeman Archives without Borders International Congress The Hague, 30-31 August 2010
  2. 2. Motivation for AwB UK <ul><li>How do our personal experiences drive us towards archival solidarity? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Action <ul><li>What makes us move from individual feeling to formalised action? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Explanation <ul><li>Are the underlying principles of the archival enterprise responsible for fostering solidarity?  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Common Denominators? <ul><li>Can we even agree on what those principles are across language and philosophical differences?  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Supply and Demand <ul><li>Do archivists in other countries want our support?  </li></ul><ul><li>How do we negotiate the pitfalls of post-colonial relationships and their archival legacies? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Expressing Solidarity <ul><li>Are the qualities that move us to express solidarity unique to our profession or sector? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Beyond Philosophy <ul><li>AwB UK as a portal for information and awareness-raising? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Contacts <ul><li>James Lowry, Chair, Working Party for AwB UK; Project Manager, International Records Management Trust (jlowry@irmt.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah R Demb; Member, Working Party for AwB UK; Records Manager, Museum of London (sdemb@museumoflondon.org.uk) </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Sleeman, Member, Working Party for AwB UK; Archivist, University of London Computer Centre ( patricia.sleeman@gmail.com) </li></ul>

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