Florida State Library and State Archives

The Florida State Genealogical Society, an umbrella organization of more than 80 societies in the state, strongly opposes Gov. Jeb Bush?s budget proposal to dismantle the State Library of Florida and the State Archives and move the contents to other state departments. We feel that other departments, such as the Department of Environmental Protection, are not qualified to oversee and preserve the historical and archival materials. Beginning of the statement of the Genealogical Society (visit the website for more actual information). Genealogical researchers in Florida fear that Gov. Bush’s proposal would:
1.Dismantle a popular and priceless library collection […]
2.Breakup our one-stop genealogical research complex that contains the State Library, State Archives, and State Museum, all next to each
other. […]
7.Threaten the State Archives’ Florida Memory Project that makes available online many of the state’s historical and genealogical records, including more than 90,000 photographs, pension application files, Spanish land grants, and Call and Brevard Family Papers.

The Society of Florida Archivists is part of a coalition to oppose Governor Bush’s proposed budget regarding the dismantling of the Florida State Library and Archives. You can read the news at the Listserv of the Society’s mailing list.
Press’ Articles from Florida are linked in a Florida Weblog.
Residents outside the U.S. can also sign the Online Petition for saving the State Library.
Please show your solidarity!
NB: An update can be found here.

Online-Publication on Archival Appraisal

The Proceedings of the DLM-EXPERTS’ MEETING IN TAMPERE, FINLAND, November 11-12, 1999 are online.
PRINCIPLES OF APPRAISAL AND THEIR APPLICATION IN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT
– European models and concepts (2000)
Contents:
Hans Hofmann: Presentation of the goals and achievements of the DLM-Forum
Jari Lybeck: a project of the Finnish National Archives and its international context
Raimo Pohjola: Appraisal and disposal of electronic records
Mats Burell: Appraisal and information theory
Eljas Orrman: Structural complexity of electronic records as a factor guiding decisions on permanent retention
Peter Horsman: Appraisal and disposal as a function of records management systems
Theo Thomassen: Teaching the appraisal and disposal of electronic records
Angelika Menne-Haritz:
Appraisal and disposal of electronic records and the principle of provenance: appraisal for access – not for oblivion
Jaana Kilkki: Electronic records management systems of defence administration in Finland
Martti Favorin: Integrated information system in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

“Nur eine Archivalie”: München 1938

Das europäische Trauma München 1938 tauge nicht zur Argumentation pro Irakkrieg, meint E. Fuhr unter dem Titel Nur eine Archivalie in der WELT. Er schliesst: “München” ist erledigt. Es ist als Trauma nur noch eine Archivalie. Eine Metaphorologie des Archivwesens hätte auf solche Bilder zu achten, zumal sie Indikatoren für das Image der Archive in der Öffentlichkeit sind.

Zeitschriftenfreihandmagazin

[Update: Neue URL http://www.fordham.edu/mvst/magazinestacks/zfhm.html ]

Das Erlanger Zeitschriftenfreihandmagazin mit beeindruckendem Wachstum (Grafiken) ist nach eigenen Angaben die größte jemals in Deutschland entstandene historische Bibliographie (derzeit über 276.000 Einträge). Die Inhaltsverzeichnisse der Archivalischen Zeitschrift sind von 1950 bis 1998 erfasst (von 1999 bis 2001 finden sie sich hier). Unter den Festschriften befinden sich auch zahlreiche Archivarsfestschriften, beispielsweise Archivalia et Historica. Arbeiten aus dem Gebiet der Geschichte und des Archivwesens. Festschrift für Anton Lagiardèr überreicht zum 65. Geburtstag (1958).