Archival Digitization Projects and the Ethics of Photo Manipulation

Photographic manipulation for various purposes is nothing new.  Whether this manipulation is done during the process of taking the picture, or in the development and printing phase, significant changes can be made to the “moment in time” ostensibly captured in a photograph.  The digitization of archival photographic collections adds yet more opportunities for nearly seamless manipulation.

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DoCip CMS White Paper

To propose a new content management system (CMS) for the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre for Documentation, Research and Information (DoCip). The new CMS will be open source software, freely available and ready for installation by DoCip with their current technical capabilities.

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Eavesdropping at the Well: Interpretive Media in the Slavery in New York Exhibition

Working with The New York Historical Society to design and mount the Slavery in New York exhibition (2005-2006), author Richard Rabinowitz found a major problem: while evidence of enslaved peoples is found throughout the archival record in New York, few physical objects linked to slaves survive.

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