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Workshop: Continuum Modelling

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST

12:00am – 2:00am GMT

Since the creation of the Records Continuum Model (RCM) in the 1990s, numerous scholars have used it to ground their own ideas and research, and as a basis for further visualisation and articulation of records continuum thinking. This has led most recently to the exploration of continuum models and modelling for radical and participatory recordkeeping.

As Rolan (2017) describes:

 “ … any treatment of participatory engagement with records that attempts to solve problems of severe disenfranchisement requires a continuum approach—the Records Continuum Model to deal with the complexity of records and a Participatory Recordkeeping Continuum Model to understand the complexity of participatory agency.” 

And as Jarvie, Rolan & Soyka (2017) noted in their introduction to a special issue of Archives & Manuscripts on radical recordkeeping the need for

“… disruption of traditional recordkeeping paradigms in revolutionary or profound ways using different approaches that inform practice, scholarship and teaching.”

In this workshop we aim to explore the use of continuum modelling in participatory and radical recordkeeping contexts. What concepts and ideas do we need to be able to model? What does the RCM Model help to explain and what does it struggle to make sense of? 

This event is an opportunity to share experience and ideas in modelling recordkeeping in the continuum and to identify areas for future work.

Jarvie, K., Rolan, G., & Soyka, H. (2017). Why ‘radical recordkeeping’? Archives and Manuscripts, 45(3), 173–175. https://doi.org/10.1080/01576895.2017.1384299

Rolan, G. (2017). Agency in the archive: A model for participatory recordkeeping. Archival Science, 17(3), 195–225. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10502-016-9267-7

Organizers: Katherine Jarvie, Sue McKemmish, Greg Rolan, Viviane Hessami


July 9
10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
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Zoom – Monash University


Katherine Jarvie


Workshop: Continuum Modelling
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