About the contributorsIntroduction
David Thomas and Michael Moss1 Valuing oral and written texts in Malawi
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
5 Sharing history: coupling the archives and history compilation in Japan
6 Memories of the future: archives in India
7 Business archives in Hong Kong: an overview
8 The search for Ithaca? The value of personal memory in the archive of the digital age
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
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.