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Keepers of the Secrets | The Village Voice

A deeply fascinating look into the world of archives and archivists:

The reason an archivist should know something, Lannon said, is to help others to know it. But it’s not really the archivist’s place to impose his knowledge on anyone else. Indeed, if the field could be said to have a creed, it’s that archivists aren’t there to tell you what’s important. Historically momentous documents are to be left in folders next to the trivial and the mundane — because who’s to say what’s actually mundane or not?

News week, day 1 (Phil Gyford’s website)

The sad state of online newspapers (the design this time, not the business).

Web Use Project: Papers

A wonderful source of data on user behaviour and perceived skill levels online.