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Better Together – Keeping Find & Connect Updated With the Help of Care Leavers

Find & Connect is such a comprehensive resource because of the generosity and work of former residents of Homes & institutions. Here are some things we’ve done with their help
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Reporting back from the Canada Archivists Conference

There are clear parallels between the Canadian and Australian archival professions in terms of Indigenous representation – but on a broader level, this session made it clear how important it is for people with the lived experience and knowledge to have appropriate access to relevant archives
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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Canada

The NCTR was first conceived as part of the Indian Residential Schools Agreement 2007. This Agreement created both the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), and, to ensure this history was not forgotten once the TRC finished, the NCTR as a permanent place to house the materials from the TRC and be a place for ongoing truth and reconciliation work
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“Somebody’s Child” – Dublin memorial to children in “care”

In the middle of Dublin’s biggest tourist district, “Somebody’s Child” is somewhere between a memorial and a public art piece. It contains the names and birthdates of children who died in “care” in Ireland. Guest post by David McGinniss
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Trauma Informed Practice

Archivists and radical empathy. What happens when the Care Leaver is at the centre of records access.
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Industrial Memories, Ireland

Accessing the information in the Ryan Report, Ireland’s Commission into child abuse
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A week in #BlogJune

With another 20 posts to come, here’s a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going with #blogJune
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Governance, memory, and heritage

Good recordkeeping and access regimes help hold governments and organisations to account, improve transparency and accountability, and enable justice.
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Archives are not Neutral

Creating neutral archives is an impossible task, given our cultural influences and the way those influences, structures and beliefs change over time
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Better looking, better searching – site updates

Part of our 2018 site improvements is keeping our images looking good and on their best behaviour. Here are some of the changes we’re making
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