Preservation

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Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
Article
2013
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Baker, Nicholson
Book
2001
Double Fold examines the preservation of books in United States libraries over the past 50 years. It details the libraries' "war" on books -- the alarming lack of preservation and the destruction of ...
Librarians and Palestine: An Interview with Vani Natarajan
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
Working to preserve Palestinian records and memory in the face of deliberate destruction by Israel.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
Saving the Tropical Forest
Gradwohl, Judith; Greenberg, Russell
Book
1990
Growing numbers of people around the world are developing techniques and practices to promote the wise use and preservation of our remaining forests. The authors believe that the time has come to impr...

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Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of o...

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Global Music Archive
The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource centre for traditional and popular song, music and dance of Africa and the Americas. It is a public facility that promotes education in African and American ...
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Almost from the moment it opened in 1997, Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, with its distinctive titanium curves and soaring glass atrium, was hailed as one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. Gehry's use of cutti...
Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital f...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in New York City. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred...
National Film and Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive is the national audiovisual archive, playing a key role in documenting and interpreting the Australian experience and actively contributing to the development of Australia's audiovisual industry...
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives honours the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We foster acceptance of sexual and gender diversity by supporting educ...
The Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-ef...
Project Gutenberg
Founded in 1971 by Michael Hart with the aim of putting most of the world's great literature online, Project Gutenberg now has thousands of books available electronically.
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...

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Grassroots archive information sheet
About your archive - collection - resource centre - library
2012
Connexions is working on a project to help network grassroots archives and collections of materials about activist and radical history. If you have a collection of social justice materials in your bas...
Preservation (library and archival science)
Wikipedia article
Preservation is a branch of library and information science concerned with maintaining or restoring access to artifacts, documents and records through the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of...
Whose Archive? Whose History? Destruction of Archives at Ruskin College, Oxford
2012
A repository of lived experience of the trade union and labour movement of the twentieth century is being deliberately trashed.

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The Preservation Institute
The Natural Environment : The Social Environment
Website
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of o...