Journal article

Transformative praxis - building spaces for Indigenous self-determination in libraries and archives

This article explores questions regarding the development and support of Indigenous priorities and self-determination in Australian libraries and archives. It calls for greater use of Indigenous research methodologies within library and archival science in order to seek ways to decolonize and simultaneously indiginze libraries and...
Policy report

Identity of a nation: protecting the digital evidence of who we are

Like other countries, Australia is focused on protecting its critical infrastructure from cyber threats. However, there’s a serious gap in how we approach the protection of our valuable digital national identity assets.
Briefing paper

The state of digital preservation in 2018: a snapshot of challenges and gaps

The digital preservation ecology is rich with many initiatives and significant contributors. Rather than making broad generalisations, this paper aims to provide a snapshot of what is going through the minds of a selected group of individuals with expertise and responsibility in the related program...
Guide

Code of best practices in Fair Use for software preservation

This publication provides librarians, archivists, curators, and others who work to preserve software, with a tool to guide their reasoning about when and how to employ fair use—the legal doctrine that allows many value-added uses of copyrighted materials—in the most common situations they currently face.
Article

On the importance of web archiving

Web archives have been used as evidence in court cases and in the court of public opinion—often to hold politicians and governments accountable for things they have said in the past.
Report

Strategies for preserving institutional and researcher email

This report stems from the two Executive Roundtables that CNI held in conjunction with its Spring 2018 meeting in San Diego, California. It covers several best practices and policy issues for records managers and archivists struggling to meet the challenge of email preservation projects.
Audio podcast

Speaking with: Alanna Kamp about the erasure of Chinese Australian women from our history books

Dallas Rogers speaks with Western Sydney Univeristy's Alanna Kamp about her research on the forgotten lives of Chinese Australian women in the 20th Century, the silence in our census records about their experiences, and why it matters for our understanding of Australia’s national identity.
Report

The future of email archives

This report articulates a conceptual and technical framework in which current efforts to preserve email can operate not as competing solutions, but as elements of an interoperable toolkit, and identifies missing elements and areas for additional community growth.
Report

Social metadata for libraries, archives, and museums: executive summary

Metadata helps users locate resources that meet their specific needs. But metadata also helps us both to understand the data we find and to evaluate what we should spend our time on. Traditionally, staff at libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) create metadata for the content...
Report

Social metadata for libraries, archives, and museums

The cultural heritage organizations in the RLG Partnership were eager to take advantage of user contributions to enrich the descriptive metadata created by libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs). In our first report, Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Part 1: Site Reviews (Smith-Yoshimura and...