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archive

noun A collection of historical documents or records.
verb To store and file images or data for future retrieval and/or analysis.

archive

(ar′kīv″) [Fr. fr. L. fr. Gr. archeia, public offices]
1. A database; a bank of stored information.
2. A location in which documents, images, or records are preserved.
archival (ar-kī′văl), adjectivearchivist (ar′kĭ-vist)
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(1) Terry Cook, "What is Past is Prologue: A History of Archival Ideas Since 1898 and the Future Paradigm Shift," Archavaria no.42 (February 12, 1997).
The findings also support the use of a pre-treatment biopsy for patient selection if archival tumor tissue is not available for evaluation.
She worries that "the understanding of archives as inexhaustible and continually open to interpretation frees us from impossibility of comprehensiveness, but makes our work unsettlingly historically contingent." (322) She also asks in relation to archival research, "to what extent does the emphasis on gender--on women's presumed differences from men, on the oppressions women have faced--determine our conclusions?" (323) To these probing questions I would add that as a scholar and tenured librarian, I am uncomfortably aware at times of the ways in which the labour of librarians and archivists are often rendered invisible in recent discussions of archives and the archival turn.
Turning away from the fixed spatial category of the archive, in what frameworks then might the preservation of documents, and thus archival practices, have been useful and purposeful?
An archival collection does not grow, nor can it be augmented by new acquisitions unless the new material comes from the same creator, thereby maintaining the collection's provenance.
It is uniqueness which makes archival material so useful to researchers.
"I'm sure he received threats to his life but he never mentioned anything about that to me," said Councilor Archival.
CCA has posted a petition online to reinstate the National Archival Development Program.
The Archival Pavilion highlights solutions from a variety of software and hardware vendors that support this integrated archival approach for the Media & Entertainment industry.
ProQuest History Vault will eventually house 23 million pages of digitized archival content.
He was business lead for the development of the government records component of LAC's Trusted Digital Repository and team leader of LAC's Core Archival Metadata Project, a project that created a core metadata set for the transfer of EDRMS-derived records to LAC.
Versions of the two essays that inaugurate this expanded understanding of "From the Archives," Lois Brown's "Death-Defying Testimony: Women's Private Lives and the Politics of Public Documents" and Jean Pfaelzer's "Hanging Out: A Research Methodology," were first presented at "Women in the Archives: Using Archival Collections in Research and Teaching on U.S.