Trend setting with the Cardigan Continuum
I hope everyone had a good summer and thank you for all your contributions to the Summer Reading Challenge and subsequent Twitter Chat. I’m afraid I missed the later so wasn’t able to add that it was thinking about Mabillon which saved the archivist hero in my book as he battled through a snow storm!
Anyway as we start again after the break, we have decided to think about trends in archives and records management. The two texts under consideration are as follows;
Bruce Dearstyne, Wellsprings of Change for RIM and Kate Theimer, My Version of Trendswatch 2012: The Archives Edition
We will meet to discuss them face to face on 8th October at 6.30pm in the Arts and Humanities Staff Common Room, Foster Court, University College London (directions), which remains our current base until we find a new place we like better. Then again, we will also have a Twitter chat on this theme on Monday 28th October between 8 and 9pm. The questions under consideration on Twitter will be as follows, but for the face to face meeting, anything goes, so we will undoubtedly end way off topic as usual.
- Do you agree with the trends identified in the two texts? If not, why not?
- Can you think of any other trends that you think are important?
- Are there any trends that span both a RIM and an archive perspective?
- Does identifying trends help us? If so, how?
So come along, join in and start trend setting!