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Femke Snelting · Murtaugh, Michael

Data Diary

On-line version: http://www.activearchives.org/whoswho/datadiary.pdf

None of the work that we discuss here is actually hidden, but its dullness and technicality make it prone to blend into the background and it’s only with some effort it can be rendered tangible. We think it is essential to pay attention to data practices in order to understand the value and validity of data, especially when we focus on what it can tell us about the roles of individuals in the field.

We would like you to read this contribution as a collection of annotated snapshots, a glimpse of how the VTi-database (like many databases) is the product of long term institutional work but also of micro decisions informed by intuition, technical artifacts and common sense.

All sources can be found at: http://www.activearchives.org/whoswho

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