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Archival Liveness: Designing with Collections Before and During Cataloguing and Digitization

Schofield, Tom; Kirk, David; Amaral, Telmo; Dork, Marian; Whitelaw, Mitchell; Schofield, Guy; Ploetz, Thomas


We present "archival liveness" as a concept in design and the Digital Humanities and describe its development within a Research Through Design process. Working with a newly acquired archive of contemporary poetry we produced designs that both manifested and "geared in to" [Durrant 2011] [Gurwitsch 1979] the temporal rhythms of the work and infrastructure of archiving. Drawing on user-centred work with participants, often poets themselves, we focused on marginalia as a material feature of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Digital Humanities Quarterly
Access Rights: Open Access


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