Presentations (Communicative Events)

The Short History and Long Future of Human Rights Documentation: A Tale of Three Archives

Graham, Pamela M.

Libraries have long supported original research in the humanities and social sciences by making physical collections and databases available to scholars. Today, research practices are changing radically. With more news, archives, government information, and other primary materials available in digital form, computer-assisted mining and analysis of large bodies of text and immense corpora of historical data are becoming commonplace. These changes will have an impact on the types of collections libraries build and the types of services and databases they provide for researchers. This presentation showcases the Brasil Nunca Mais project, Human Rights NGO Archives, and the Human Rights Web Archive.


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Academic Units
Libraries and Information Services
Published Here
June 14, 2013


Presented at the Center for Research Libraries 2012 Annual Members Council Meeting and Collections Forum held in Chicago, IL on April 19, 2012.