Documentation: Governance

தமிழ் The first video interview of DsporA Tamil Archive by Andam Media, Oslo was published on 16th September 2020 on YouTube. The interview, "தமிழர் தம்மை ஆவணப்படுத்த முன் வரவேண்டும்"(Tamils need to come forward to document themselves), by Andam Media, covered two different topics. Documentation and archiving on one side and Tamil language in the diaspora on [...]

Activities at public platforms vs. private platforms

தமிழ் Records of today´s activities will become historical archives for the future. Here are few examples of Tamil activities captured at Norwegian public platforms. Even though there are limited Tamil activities performed at Norwegian public platforms, it has a system that automatically captures records and generates historical archive. In contrast, there are overwhelming Tamil activities [...]

Origin, purpose and context: historical continuity

தமிழ் Please note that this graphical artwork is taken as an example to create archival awareness. The situation mentioned below is rather common for almost all Tamil organisation. "Phoenix of Tamil Eelam" (this title is given by DsporA Tamil Archive) is a graphic artwork published by Tamil Youth Organisation, Norway (TYO Norway) in November 2009. [...]

Archival Awareness

This post is based on the original post at facebook page, "Archive of Tamils in Norway", on 05th June 2020. Tamils in Norway, as well as around other diaspora countries, are taking their own and private initiative to document and preserve their language, culture, history, migration, social structures, their life back home and their life [...]