Collective residencies / Olot
From Tuesday, 23 April 2019 to Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Archives and information management
The fourth residency period of 2019, which is going to take place at Faber between 20 and 30 April, is dedicated to archives and information management. We would like professionals from these fields to get together at the residency and work on issues, such as involvement of document management in the transparency of governments, new presence at public archives, the management of big data or quality data, the implications of blockchain in document authenticity, and everything that shows an innovative professional activity and that can face problems of the digital present and future with full guarantees.
We would like to debate the role of archives in our society, as an element of interaction and relationship with knowledge, but also as a form of relationship between authorities and citizens that want to be responsible for the information they generate.
These and other topics that may be related (project work, diverse research, structure and formative typology, analysis of potential audiences or implementation of a document management system) are some of the lines of work that will be followed at Faber during this period.
So, we open a call for candidates who would like to apply for one of the Faber scholarships. They are open to all types of professionals working in the fields of archival science, document management, information governance and the enhancement of documentary heritage. We are looking for professionals who have reflected on archives, their problems and opportunities.
Faber's goal is to promote exchange between residents and the educational community that welcomes them in Olot, La Garrotxa, or in Catalonia. This call is made in collaboration with the Associaciones de Archiveros y Gestores Documentales de Cataluña (Associations of Archivists and Documentary Managers of Catalonia) and is a pre-conference for the Archivistics Congress that is going to take place in Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
What residents are saying about us
Archivist, Records Manager and Diplomatist
Files in permanent transformation and adaptation This is the spirit of Catalan archival science, which progresses as its professionals are active and eager to innovate and improve. This is the spirit that the Association of Archivists – Document ...+ info
Entrepreneur, Consultant, Auditor and Senior Researcher
GEERT-JAN VAN BUSSEL
It will enrich your life and your ideas A Faber Residence is a unique experience. Its location in a wonderful hotel with an exceptional view on the surroundings and the nearness of a small but nice town make it into a wonderful place to work. Although ...+ info
Archivist and PhD researcher
A wonderful time The residency’s “Archives and Information Governance” was a wonderful time to organize my studies, share my research, and learn from the work of other residents. I have also been able to exchange professional experiences ...+ info
Senior Director of Business and Economic Development
Faber in Olot: To Forge, To Create, and To Do Good. Before I came to Faber, I was wishing for some peace and quiet to dig deep into my memoir writing. However, once at Faber in Olot, not only did I find fertile soil for writing, I also ...+ info
Lecturer, Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies
Documenting Bodies in Motion At 10pm on 26 April 2019, I walked into the crater of Volca Montsacopa to see Kukai Dantza perform a dance whose ritualistic choreography brought to my mind Abraham Bosse’s frontispiece for Thomas Hobbes’Leviathan, ...+ info
Reference Librarian, Rutgers Law School
Enlightening Colloquy in Enchanting Catalunya As an academic, I have been fortunate enough to present my work in a variety of settings around the world: the Hague, Barcelona, Honolulu, and many places around the United States as well. I ...+ info