The Documentalist

Human Rights Resources Profiles at CRL

Posted in Resources by Sarah on October 26, 2010

Image courtesy of http://www.crl.edu

As part of the Human Rights Electronic Evidence Study at CRL, we have been revamping our project Webpage to incorporate a variety of materials and resources.  A key feature of the Webpage is a series of Human Rights Resources Profiles, of which there are currently two (you will have to scroll down to the bottom of the Webpage to find the links).  More will be coming as our research progresses!  These profiles take a close look at different approaches that human rights groups take to digital archiving, as well as different archiving tools that are available to help practitioners establish their own digital archiving practices.  At this point, we have profiled the Web Ecology Project (WEP–also see an early blog post here) and WITNESS.   WEP offers a method for capturing and archiving ephemeral digital reports represented in Twitter tweets, while the WITNESS profile describes an integrated system for training activists in digital documentation and a model for archiving digital materials for human rights work.    Please visit the site and see how the project is progressing!

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