Help us to spread knowledge about the importance of record-keeping/ documentation and archiving.
Arrange archive workshop in your organisation to gain archival knowledge.
CREATE ORGANISATIONAL ARCHIVE
Create an internal organisational archive within your organisation to start archiving the records of your activities from today. Records of present activities are a future archive of a society and a nation.
CREATE ORGANISATIONAL ARCHIVE
The process of gathering the archival materials of an organisation is a job for the current committee. But giving the appropriate cooperation in the collection process is the responsibility of all former and contemporary members who hold the archival documents. Hence, those archival materials are properties of the organisation and the historical and cultural heritage of a society.
Documentation and archiving!
‘Documentation’ and ‘archiving’ is a process. The process consists of several phases, namely registration, preservation and public access. Creating a record in text-based, audio, video or other medium is a method of documentation. A ‘documentation’ and ‘archiving’ process is complete when a record is created and preserved in a repository for use by contemporary and future generations.
The primary value of this process is to maintain administration. The purpose of record-keeping for administration is to keep control, democracy and transparency in an organisational structure as well as in society. The secondary value of this process is preserving the documents that can represent historical and cultural heritage. These can be gained by creating authentic documents that become evidence for our rights and history.
Please do not forget that this is a social process. So it may take many years. But this social process must begin now when the first generation of migrated Tamils are still with us. Do not forget that this is essential for the existence of present and future generations.
The role of DsporA Tamil Archive
This website is an independent knowledge platform. The aim of this website is to motivate documentation culture and encourage archival awareness at social and organisational level of Tamils and other migrated societies.
DsporA Tamil Archive encourages to create diverse knowledge. For instance, a child will learn that something is a yellow colour when the child is introduced with all the different colours. The yellow colour will stand out and project its uniqueness, regardless of its weaknesses or strengths. And regardless of others´ varying opinions about the yellow colour. Thereby a child will be able to identify the uniqueness of each colour and its advantages and disadvantages. This can be applied to history. When we embrace the diversity of sources of opinions, point of views, policies and theories, we will be capable to handle any kinds of challenges and find solutions. Selective and filtered knowledge will only weaken our intellectual capacity!
History will always guide us!
For history to lead us, it needs to be complete!