What is «ஆவணம்» – 6

What is «ஆவணம்» – 6

Preserving archival materials at archive depot/ archival institution The only available archive of Tamils at archival institutions is from the 1970´s, '80s and '90s. They are archive after «Redd Barna » (Save the Children Norway - Norwegian NGO), «Innvandreretaten», (immigrant Administration ) «tolkeseksjonen» (interpreting section), «Flyktning og Innvandreretaten» (Refugee and the Immigration Service ) (a [...]

What is «ஆவணம்»? – 4

This post is based on the original post at facebook page, “Archive of Tamils in Norway”, on 25th June 2020. What is archival material? புகைப்படம்: Ørnelund, Leif According to Norwegian archival law, a document is: a logically defined amount of information stored on a medium for later reading, listening, displaying or transmission (“ei logisk avgrensa [...]

What is «ஆவணம்»? – 3

This post is based on the original post at facebook page, “Archive of Tamils in Norway”, on 21th June 2020. Why should Tamil organisations keep records? Ole Friele Backer Record keeping is a systematic way of keeping track of activities in an organisational structure.They capture and record information of incoming and outgoing activities in an [...]

What is «ஆவணம்»? – 2

This post is based on the original post at the Facebook page, “Archive of Tamils in Norway”, on 16th June 2020. Why do Tamils lack knowledge or awareness about the archive?Archaeological evidence from Keezhadi dates the Sangam era and the Tamil script “Tamil-Brahmi” around 300 years further back than 3rd Century BC. That means that [...]

What is «ஆவணம்»? – part 1

This post is based on the original post at facebook page, "Archive of Tamils in Norway", on 13th June 2020. In the past couple of years, there is a new wave of shared thought among Tamils around the world about the archive of Tamils. It is noticeable on websites and social media that they are [...]