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About the contributorsIntroduction
David Thomas and Michael Moss1 Valuing oral and written texts in Malawi
Paul Lihoma
2 Building an evidenced based culture for documentary heritage collections
Nancy Bell, Michael Moss and David Thomas
3 Value in fragments: an Australian perspective on re-contextualisation
Helen Morgan, Cate O'Neill, Nikki Henningham, Gavan McCarthy and Annelie De Villiers
4 Trusting the records: the Hillsborough football disaster 1989 and the work of the Independent Panel 2010-12
Sarah Tyacke
5 Sharing history: coupling the archives and history compilation in Japan
Sachiko Morimoto
6 Memories of the future: archives in India
Swapan Chakravorty
7 Business archives in Hong Kong: an overview
Pui-Tak Lee
8 The search for Ithaca? The value of personal memory in the archive of the digital age
Louise Craven
9 The commercialisation of archives: the impact of online family history sites in the UK
David Thomas and Michael Moss
10 A search for truthiness: archival research in a post-truth world
Daniel German

About the Author

Michael Moss is Professor of Archival Science at the University of Northumbria. Previously, he was research professor in archival studies in the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute at the University of Glasgow, where he directed the Information Management and Preservation MSc programme. He is a non-executive director of the National Records of Scotland and until 2014 a member of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Council on National Archives and Records. In 2015 he was Miegunyah distinguished fellow at the University of Melbourne.
David Thomas is a Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria. Previously, he worked at the National Archives where he was Director of Technology and was responsible for digital preservation and for providing access to digital material.

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