News Category: archives,-records,-&-knowledge-management

Digital Archive Holds Untold History of African American Mental Health

Feb. 7, 2014

Resplendent in his trademark sport coat and bow tie, Louis Armstrong plays a trumpet for a large gathering of patients underneath a grove of trees outside of Central State Hospital, the world's first African American psychiatric hospital in Petersburg, Virginia. This is one of the many priceless images stored away in the hospital's filing cabinets that were on the brink of destruction. Due to changes in Virginia's records retention laws, any hospital document over 10 years old had to be destroyed-one hundred years of historic materials lost forever.

Archives Week 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

UT's student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is excited to present our 14th annual Archives Week, a celebration of historical archives and their role in society. Archives Week is part of Archives Month, which has been recognized each October since its beginning in Michigan in 1969. This year's theme is "Technology in the Archives" and includes events that demonstrate how emerging technologies affect and are used in archives, as well as the current archival research being done at UT's School of Information.

AERI 2013: iSchool Hosts Major National Archiving Conference

Aug. 19, 2013

In mid-June, the iSchool hosted AERI, a major national conference for doctoral students in archival studies and Ph.D.'s who are beginning professional careers in archiving. Drawing over one hundred archives doctoral candidates and archival educators, the Archival Education and Research Institute conference featured five days of presentations, workshops and field trips. While most student participants are from the U.S., others came from as far away as New Zealand, Canada, China, Korea, and Australia.

iSchool Hosts Major National Archiving Conference

June 17, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information (iSchool) will be hosting a major national conference for doctoral students in archival studies and Ph.D.'s who are beginning professional careers in archiving.

The Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) conference is taking place in Austin from June 17-21 and will draw around 50 archives doctoral candidates and 45 archival educators for five days filled with presentations, workshops and field trips.

Ciaran Trace and Luis Francisco-Revilla Introduce The Augmented Processing Table

Feb. 24, 2013

The Augmented Processing Table project (APT) is an ongoing collaborative project between iSchool faculty in the field of Human Computer Interaction (Dr. Luis Francisco-Revilla) and Archival Science (Ciaran B. Trace). APT investigates how interactive technologies can augment current archival work practices, and create new and improved ways to interact with archival materials online.