Monday, July 24, 2017

Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive Launched at University of Winnipeg

Last week, the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched the Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive that will document the work of and responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC):
"For six years the TRC documented one of the most vicious components of settler society’s colonial legacy of Indigenous erasure: the residential school programme. To trace the popular response to the TRC investigations, the University of Winnipeg, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and Library and Archives Canada has initiated a project to capture and record websites relating to the work of the TRC and responses to its Calls to Action. (...) Staff at LAC similarly archived websites of a national scope. These sites have been captured, described, and curated using the Internet Archive’s Archive-It service. This is a pilot project that envisions national participation. The NCTR will provide a hub to facilitate access to all current and future jurisdictions of the web archive."
Earlier Library Boy posts on the topic include:
  • National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Opens at University of Manitoba (November 5, 2015): "The Centre hosts a massive database of its collections including: the materials from the TRC / testimonials from survivors of the schools / millions of records from federal departments and from Library and Archives Canada (records detailing how the schools were created and run; school admissions; school histories; administration records; photographs; maps, plans and drawings) / records from churches that ran the schools (student records; photographs; school newsletters; cemetery records; religious records; administrative records)"
  • Agreement of Library and Archives Canada and National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to Safeguard Residential School Records (June 5, 2016): "Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) announced last week that they have signed an agreement to ensure the preservation of, and public access to, the records of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on residential schools..."

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