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Archivist

Paper trail leads to need for archive

The lack of a law governing the preservation and disposal of government documents has long been a concern to anyone who cares about history and the need to archive important records so they can be studied by future generations.

Monday, 24 October, 2011, 12:00am

Paper trail leads to need for archive

The lack of a law governing the preservation and disposal of government documents has long been a concern to anyone who cares about history and the need to archive important records so they can be studied by future generations. The absence of legally binding requirements mean records dealing with matters of public interest or having historical value can be disposed of for no good reason.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Millions of records gone in Legco move

The government destroyed more than 3.5 million sheets of records in six months while relocating its headquarters to the Tamar site in Admiralty, lawmakers heard yesterday.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

There's no easy way to set the records straight

Name: Stacy Gould Job: Head archivist, University of Hong Kong

How early did you know you wanted to work as an archivist?

There's no undergraduate path to archival work; it's post-grad only, so it's best to take a degree that is a good fit, like anthropology or history. I did anthropology.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Keep the trust

The basis of a good relationship is communication and trust. I learned that in my first psychology lesson at school, while training to be a journalist and, too late, from a book I encountered long after my divorce.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

For the record

There has now been a steady stream of cases where police, public hospital and immigration files have been lost, leaked or left somewhere. In a case reported on Sunday, concerning police electronic files, the reason given for the leak was that officers were so busy they had to take files home and somehow the files ended up on the internet.

12 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Records swept away on wave of indifference

Imagine a reservoir that receives no fresh input of water. The stored water gradually drains away, the infrastructure becomes useless and the population is deprived of a key source of life. Transplant that image to the government's records system, and you have an idea of what's happening to Hong Kong's archives, says Simon Chu Fook-keung, the recently retired government archivist.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Archives prove a great source of information, old and new

SHANGHAI HAS opened the city's archives to requests for information, offering a glimpse of the inner workings of the local government and a treasure trove of historical material.

In the city's western suburbs, a building resembling a concrete bunker holds Shanghai's history for the years before and after the Communist Party came to power in 1949.

5 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Clarification

In last week's story 'The accidental birth of an archivist' we named Asian Art Archive founder Clare Hsu curator of the first major experimental art exhibition outside China. It was in fact Hanart T. Z. Gallery director Chang Tsong-zung.

26 Jan 2002 - 12:00am