Events Calendar

The Event Calendar includes information on monthly meetings, programs, symposia, workshops, and other events sponsored by ART.

Upcoming events

    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • METRO, 57 E. 11th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003
    A.R.T. Book Club Announcement

    Please join us for a gathering of the A.R.T. Book Club co-sponsored by A.R.T. and METRO. The group will convene on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6pm at METRO for an informal discussion of Matthew Kirschenbaum’s Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination (MIT Press, 2008). We ask that all participants commit to reading the book and come prepared with one or two questions for group discussion.

    Event Details:

    Location: METRO, 57 E. 11th St., 4th Floor, NYC

    Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Time
    : 6-8pm

    Participants to the Book Club will be capped at 20 and discussion will take place in two groups of 10. The group is kept small to encourage discussion among all attendees.

    All attendees will receive one used 5.25” floppy disk.

    If you are interested in attending, please email us to save a spot:discussions@nycarchivists.org.

    Book Details:

    Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination

    by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
    MIT Press, 2008


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    From Your Hosts:

    The challenges of born-digital materials are familiar to many archivists. While born-digital materials have many affordances -- ease of duplication and dissemination, ability to be queried and analyzed computationally -- they also pose many obstacles to longevity, such as obsolescence, authenticity issues, and hardware and software dependencies. Because many of these challenges are not specific just to the practices of historical preservation, born-digital archival materials have proven to be a subject particularly friendly to an interdisciplinary mix of theory and practice. Disciplines like media archaeology, electronic literature studies, and digital forensics have all contributed to the ongoing evolution of processes and thinking around collecting, preserving, and making available born-digital materials.

    Matt Kirschenbaum is a key figure at the intersection of new media, digital humanities, archives, and preservation. As Associate Director at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), co-PI on the Bitcurator project, and frequent speaker and writer on digital forensics and born-digital archives, Kirschenbaum has shown an unparalleled sensitivity to the issues archivists face in dealing with digital collections and is a model of the interdisciplinary collaboration vital to the ongoing development of tools and practice in preserving digital content. In Mechanisms, Kirschenbaum explores the qualities, both material and conceptual, of storage hardware within a critical model "encompassing both screen-level text and machine-level instructions" while remaining cognizant of hardware’s impact on the accessibility and preservation of digital materials. Lest the reader think this new media approach strays too far afield from archival practice, Mechanisms examines not just how digital records are created, stored, and but also how they are interpreted, manipulated, understood, and maintained through time -- topics vital to the archival enterprise. With use cases featuring both bit-level analysis and study of the broader social and cultural networks of dissemination, Mechanisms is a trenchant text that should incite a spirited discussion on the promise and perils that born-digital materials hold for established archival practices and theory.

    Other works by and about Matt Kirschenbaum, which may be of interest to ART members:

    Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections (co-author)

    http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/reports/pub149

    From Bitstreams to Heritage: Putting Digital Forensics into Practice in Collecting Institutions (co-author)

    http://www.bitcurator.net/docs/bitstreams-to-heritage.pdf

    The .txtual Condition: Digital Humanities, Born-Digital Archives, and the Future Literary

    http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/7/1/000151/000151.html

    What’s a Nice English Professor Like You Doing in a Place Like This: An Interview With Matthew Kirschenbaum

    http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2013/08/whats-a-nice-english-professor-like-you-doing-in-a-place-like-this-an-interview-matthew-kirschenbaum/?loclr=twdig

    A review ofMechanisms is available in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 3 Number 2, 2009.

    http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/2/000048/000048.html

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    The A.R.T. Discussion Group series is a periodic gathering of A.R.T. members to discuss issues of professional interest. All A.R.T members are welcome.

    The meetings are intended to create a space where archivists may engage in focused, informal conversation around specific problems derived from archival work, exploring strategies from everyday practice. Participants come away with fresh approaches to practical challenges. The size of each group is kept small to encourage all attendees to participate. When noted, sessions are designed for archivists at similar levels of experience.

    A.R.T. members themselves suggest and coordinate the discussion groups. In order for the program to thrive and meet the needs of A.R.T. members, we need to hear from you! Please send in your ideas for future discussion topics. Or, even better, if you would like to lead a discussion, let us know. Send comments, questions and suggestions to discussions@nycarchivists.org.

    • 07 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY; Harren Hall, Room 630; 899 10th Avenue; New York, NY 10019
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    May 2014 Programming Event, co-sponsored by the John Jay Department of Art and Music, the Lloyd Sealy Library at John Jay College, and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.):

    Book 'Em: Insider Theft from Libraries and Archives

    WHEN
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Reception
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Program

    WHERE

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
    Harren Hall, Room 630
    899 10th Avenue
    New York, NY 10019
    (Enter with photo ID at 59th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues)

    Insider theft is a particularly difficult problem for libraries and archives. Employees who passed background checks when hired might have concealed collecting obsessions or might develop a gambling or substance abuse habit. Once motivated to steal, they know their institution’s security system – and its loopholes. And it can take years, and hundreds of thousands of dollars of irrecoverable losses, before insider thieves are caught. Our speakers will discuss their experiences discovering and investigating insider thefts from governmental, university, and private libraries and archives. They will analyze the security measures that failed in these situations and describe subsequent policy and technological changes designed to prevent further insider theft within a limited security budget.


    Speakers:

    Jennifer Comins, Archivist for the Carnegie Collections in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University

    Travis McDade, Curator of Law Rare Books and Associate Professor of Library Service, University of Illinois College of Law and author of Thieves of Book Row: New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Ended It

    Larry Sullivan, Associate Dean and Chief Librarian, John Jay College and former Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress and former Library Director of the New-York Historical Society

    Jeanne Willoz-Egnor, Director of Collections Management, Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia

    A.R.T. would like to thank the John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Department of Art and Music and Lloyd Sealy Library for graciously co-sponsoring this program.  Thanks especially to Erin Thompson, Professor of Art Crime in John Jay's Department of Art and Music, for initiating and coordinating this program.

    ADMISSION

    A.R.T. Members: $5.00


    Non-Members: $10.00


    CUNY Students, Faculty, and Staff: Free (Registration Code Required)


    Online Registration Required Please register no later than midnight on Tuesday, May 6.  Please note that you MUST pay in advance online in order to attend this program.  (You DO NOT need to have or create a PayPal account to pay online).  If you have any questions or concerns regarding payment, please email programming@nycarchivists.org.

    Please be advised that there are no refunds; your registration dollars go towards supporting future A.R.T. Programming Events.
     
    Please note that in attending this event, you automatically grant your consent for the event to be photographed or video-recorded.

    Please do not contact the host venue for any reason.  All inquiries for this ART Programming Event should be sent to programming@nycarchivists.org.

    If you are a person with a disability and require special accommodations to attend this event, please notify programming@nycarchivists.org.  Special needs requests will be compiled for our host.
    • 14 May 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • National Archives at New York City, One Bowling Green, Learning Center (3rd Floor)
    • 23

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) and the ARMA Metro Chapter are pleased to announce the date for the third session of the four-part series:

    Records & Information Management Basics for Non-Records Managers, Part 3: Roadmap to Managing Onsite Records; Vendor Management; Inventory; Synergy With E-Records


    WHEN

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


    WHERE

    National Archives at New York City
    One Bowling Green, Learning Center (3rd Floor)
    New York, NY 10004

    This series introduces records management basics to those responsible for managing records and information within their organizations.  These sessions will provide the principles, concepts, tools, components, governance and policies needed to develop and implement a comprehensive program, and address the challenges and issues of modern record-keeping. 

    The instructor for this series is Lauren Barnes, CRM, Vice President for Records & Information Management at Credit Suisse.  Lauren is also an Adjunct Professor at Queens College. 

    A.R.T. would like to thank the National Archives at New York City for graciously hosting this workshop series.

    REGISTRATION DETAILS

    Cost per session:


    $25 for Students

    $25 for A.R.T. Members and and ARMA Chapter Members

    $30 for Non-Members

    Registration is limited to 40 people.  A box lunch will be served. 


    Online Registration Required Please register no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, May 9th.  Please note that you MUST pay in advance online in order to attend this workshop. 

    Please be advised that there are no refunds; your registration dollars go towards supporting future A.R.T. Education Events.

    Date for final session:

    June 6, 2014
    Part 4 - Electronic Records: Pain Points & Opportunities, Email, Metadata Management, Best Practices

    Please do not contact the host venue for any reason.  All inquiries for this A.R.T. Education Event should be sent to education@nycarchivists.org.

    If you are a person with a disability and require special accommodations to attend this event, please notify education@nycarchivists.org.  Special needs requests will be compiled for our host.

    • 04 Jun 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Fordham Law School - James McNally Amphitheatre, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
    • 220

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) and The Sedona Conference® are pleased to announce the following A.R.T. Education Event:

    Judicial Records Forum

    Records -- judicial or corporate or governmental in a broader sense -- are in a time of transition. Most records are now created electronically. Existing paper records are being converted into electronic form. This program looks at this paradigm shift and, in separate panels, considers:
     
    1. What practices and principles govern the creation of records today?
     
    2. How can the integrity and accessibility of records in electronic form be assured?
     
    3. What governs public access to records and confidentiality of records?
     
    WHEN

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


    WHERE

    Fordham Law School
    James McNally Amphitheatre
    140 West 62nd
    Street
    New York, NY 10023


    PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Breakfast and Registration

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Panel One: Creation & Acquisition of Electronic Records

    11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    Break

    11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Panel Two: Records Integrity & Accessibility of Electronic Records Over the Long Term

    12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Lunch (on your own)

    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Panel Three: Confidentiality, Access & Use of Electronic Records

    3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
    Concluding Thoughts


    REGISTRATION DETAILS

    There is no fee to attend this forum.

    Online Re
    gistration Required Please register no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014.  Please note that you MUST register online in advance in order to attend this event. 

    Please do not contact the host venue for any reason.  All inquiries for this A.R.T. Education Event should be sent to education@nycarchivists.org.

    If you are a person with a disability and require special accommodations to attend this event, please notify education@nycarchivists.org.  Special needs requests will be compiled for our host.



    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) and The Sedona Conference® thanks the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI) for their generous support.  We would also like to thank Fordham Law School for hosting this event.

    • 04 Jun 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • National Archives at New York City, One Bowling Green, Learning Center (3rd Floor)
    • 22

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) and the ARMA Metro Chapter are pleased to announce the date for the final session of the four-part series:

    Records & Information Management Basics for Non-Records Managers, Part 4: Electronic Records, Pain Points & Opportunities, Email, Metadata Management, Best Practices


    WHEN

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


    WHERE

    National Archives at New York City
    One Bowling Green, Learning Center (3rd Floor)
    New York, NY 10004

    This series introduces records management basics to those responsible for managing records and information within their organizations.  These sessions will provide the principles, concepts, tools, components, governance and policies needed to develop and implement a comprehensive program, and address the challenges and issues of modern record-keeping. 

    The instructor for this series is Lauren Barnes, CRM, Vice President for Records & Information Management at Credit Suisse.  Lauren is also an Adjunct Professor at Queens College. 

    A.R.T. would like to thank the National Archives at New York City for graciously hosting this workshop series.

    REGISTRATION DETAILS

    Cost per session:


    $25 for Students

    $25 for A.R.T. Members and and ARMA Chapter Members

    $30 for Non-Members

    Registration is limited to 40 people.  A box lunch will be served. 


    Online Registration Required Please register no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 29th.  Please note that you MUST pay in advance online in order to attend this workshop. 

    Please be advised that there are no refunds; your registration dollars go towards supporting future A.R.T. Education Events.

    Please do not contact the host venue for any reason.  All inquiries for this A.R.T. Education Event should be sent to education@nycarchivists.org.

    If you are a person with a disability and require special accommodations to attend this event, please notify education@nycarchivists.org.  Special needs requests will be compiled for our host.

Past events

10 Apr 2014 A.R.T. April 2014 Programming Event: Sound Practice: Perspectives on Managing Archival Audio Collections
02 Apr 2014 A.R.T. Education Workshop Four-Part Series: Records & Information Management Basics for Non-Records Managers, Part 2
27 Mar 2014 A.R.T. March 2014 Programming Event: The Making of "Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom"
22 Mar 2014 Archives Field Day
26 Feb 2014 A.R.T. February 2014 Programming Event: "Ladies and Gentleman... The Beatles!"
30 Jan 2014 A.R.T. January 2014 Programming Event: An Evening at the Morris-Jumel Mansion
30 Jan 2014 A.R.T. Education Workshop Four-Part Series: Records & Information Management Basics for Non-Records Managers
19 Dec 2013 A.R.T. Discussion Group: Working With Community Archives, 12/19/2013
04 Dec 2013 Call to Students and New Professionals - Take Part in the Speed Networking Hour at A.R.T.'s Holiday Party!
04 Dec 2013 A.R.T. Holiday Party, December 4, National Archives at New York City
19 Nov 2013 Preserving and Archiving Electronically Generated Materials - Sponsored by the Leon Levy Foundation
28 Oct 2013 A.R.T. Workshop: EAD and the Web
12 Oct 2013 Archives Week Event: K-12 Archives Education Institute - Call for Participants (9/30/13 deadline)
10 Oct 2013 New York Archives Week 2013: A.R.T. Awards Ceremony
07 Oct 2013 New York Archives Week Symposium: Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities
05 Oct 2013 New York Archives Week October 6-12, 2013
03 Oct 2013 Archivists Round Table Student Social
02 Oct 2013 ART October 2013 Programming Event: Green-ealogy! Exploring the Green-Wood Cemetery Archives
30 Sep 2013 ART Awards Ceremony 2013 - Opportunity for Journal Ads/Sponsorship - Deadline Extended: 09/30/13
12 Sep 2013 ART September 2013 Programming Event: “The Role of Archives in Supporting Changing Research Practices”
06 Sep 2013 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: New York Archives Week Events for Calendar
17 Aug 2013 ART SAA-Alternative Summer Social
07 Aug 2013 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ART Symposium: Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities
15 Jul 2013 SAA Preserving Digital Archives (DAS)
24 Jun 2013 Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) #1384
17 Jun 2013 ART Board Elections - Voting Open Now! (Deadline: 06/15/13, 7pm via email; 06/17/13 7pm in person)
17 Jun 2013 ART Annual Meeting and June Programming Event, co-sponsored by Center for Jewish History, New York City
10 Jun 2013 Appraisal of Electronic Records Workshop [DAS]
05 Jun 2013 New York Archives Conference 2013
30 May 2013 ART Board Nominations - DEADLINE 05/30/13, midnight
22 May 2013 ART Workshop: Basics of Project Management for Archivists
19 May 2013 New York City Family History Research: An Afternoon of Learning in Memory of Steven Siegel
16 May 2013 ART May 2013 Programming Event: New York Philharmonic Digital Archives
15 May 2013 ART Workshop: Strategic Planning for Small Archival Programs
02 May 2013 The Art & Practice of Managing Digital Media 2013: Henry Stewart DAM
30 Apr 2013 Teaching with Archives
26 Apr 2013 Beyond the Text: Literary Archives in the 21st Century
25 Apr 2013 MARAC Spring 2013 Conference
23 Apr 2013 Conference: Creating Order Out of Chaos: Archiving and Records Management for Non-Professionals
17 Apr 2013 ART Discussion Group on Digital Archives Practice
12 Apr 2013 2013 NYTSL Spring Reception
03 Apr 2013 Freedom of Information Day 2013: “Freedom of Information in the Drone Age.”
02 Apr 2013 Inside The Archives: Printed Ephemera
27 Mar 2013 ART March 2013 Programming Event: An Inside Look at the Brooklyn Visual Heritage Project
21 Mar 2013 Digital Forensics for Archivists #1365 [SAA Workshop]
10 Mar 2013 2013 New York City History Day
08 Mar 2013 Using the Archivists' Toolkit in Archives and Special Collections
07 Mar 2013 ARLIS/NY Presents a Professional Organizations Open House
27 Feb 2013 Reception: A Salute to African Americans in the Military
27 Feb 2013 Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference
21 Feb 2013 ART February 2013 Programming Event: A Guided Tour of "Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal"
19 Feb 2013 Tools for Managing Digital Collections: Adobe Bridge & Photoshop
14 Feb 2013 Find Your Missed Connection at Grand Central
13 Feb 2013 "Can TAR be used to improve RIM" - Metro NYC ARMA Chapter meeting
01 Feb 2013 Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal Opening
31 Jan 2013 ART January 2013 Programming Event: Examining ICA's "Principles of Access to Archives"
23 Jan 2013 ART Book Club: Processing the Past
18 Jan 2013 Introducing the Archivematica Digital Preservation System
12 Dec 2012 ART Holiday Party
29 Nov 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: SAA's Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable
13 Nov 2012 Upcoming Seminar: “Digital Archives and Society,” Jackie Dooley
29 Oct 2012 METRO's 2012 Annual Meeting
17 Oct 2012 Archivists Round Table Student Social
14 Oct 2012 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Open House: “You Are History”
13 Oct 2012 K-12 Archives Education Institute
13 Oct 2012 Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University (AMIA @ NYU) and Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), Symposium: “Archiving the Arts: addressing preservation in the creative process”
12 Oct 2012 Theatre Library Association (TLA), TLA’s 75th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Gala
12 Oct 2012 New York Archives Week 2012 Symposium: Archives and Activism
11 Oct 2012 New York Archives Week 2012: Awards Ceremony
11 Oct 2012 Interference Archive, Open House, Screening and Exhibition: “RadioActivity!: Films from the Anti-nuclear Movement in Japan”
11 Oct 2012 The College of Staten Island Library, Archives and Special Collections, Lecture: “Staten Island and the War of 1812”
11 Oct 2012 Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, C. W. Post, Lecture and Exhibition
11 Oct 2012 Center for Jewish History, Tour and Reception: “Behind the Scenes at the Center for Jewish History”
10 Oct 2012 The Manhattan Borough Historian’s Office and the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York, Presentation and Interview: “The Historian as Activist: One Man’s Struggle to Rescue a Forgotten Civic Hero from Obscurity and Disgrace”
10 Oct 2012 Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., Presentation: “Project Strategies for Processing Event Documentation”
10 Oct 2012 Greater Astoria Historical Society: "The E. Belcher-Hyde Map Company" Presentation & Exhibition
10 Oct 2012 Museum of the City of New York Manuscripts and Ephemera Collection, Open House
10 Oct 2012 Guggenheim Museum, Exhibition Tour: “A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House and Pavilion”
10 Oct 2012 Central Synagogue Lecture: “Central Synagogue Features Architect, Henry Fernbach”
10 Oct 2012 Girl Scouts of USA, National Historic Preservation Center, Program, Tour, and Exhibition
10 Oct 2012 Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, Tour: “Exploring the Archives of Queensborough Community College”
10 Oct 2012 Central Synagogue Tour
09 Oct 2012 Oyster Bay Historical Society, Lecture and Demonstration: Book and Paper Repair
09 Oct 2012 NYU-Poly Archives, Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology, Open House and Tour
09 Oct 2012 Davis Library Archives and Special Collections, St. John’s University, Open House
07 Oct 2012 Lesbian Herstory Archives, Exhibition Opening and Reception: “Straight to Hell: Twenty Years of Dyke Action Machine!”
27 Sep 2012 Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference
13 Sep 2012 METRO & ART Present: Using the Archivists' Toolkit in Archives and Special Collections
12 Sep 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: New York City Department of Records and Information Services
11 Aug 2012 ART SAA-Alternative Summer Social
19 Jun 2012 ART Annual Business Meeting and June Programming Event: American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Research Library
13 Jun 2012 #ArtsTech: Digital Conservation and Archiving
13 Jun 2012 Behind the Scenes: Woody Guthrie Archives Tour
10 May 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: Anthology Film Archives
10 May 2012 DAM New York 2012
20 Apr 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Dept. of Special Collections and FIT Archives
19 Apr 2012 ART Discussion Group: Archival Anxiety and the Vocational Calling
20 Mar 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: Associated Press Corporate Archives
28 Feb 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: Archiving the Web
25 Jan 2012 Basics of Project Management for Archivists
19 Jan 2012 Young Historians, Local Educators, and Availing Archivists: Teaching With Primary Source Materials and Common Core State Standards
07 Dec 2011 ART Holiday Party - Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
30 Nov 2011 ART November 2011 Programming Event: Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
15 Oct 2011 Second Annual K-12 Archives Education Institute
13 Oct 2011 ART Awards Ceremony
12 Oct 2011 Artists’ Records in the Archives: A Two Day Symposium - Day Two
11 Oct 2011 Artists’ Records in the Archives: A Two Day Symposium - Day One
06 Oct 2011 Archivists Round Table Student Social
28 Sep 2011 ART September 2011 Programming Event: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
19 Sep 2011 Discussion Group #9: Creative Uses of Archival Collections
24 Aug 2011 ART Co-Sponsors "Digital Born and After" Panel
29 Jun 2011 ART Annual Business Meeting & Get to Know ART Social
28 Jun 2011 ART Discussion Group: Oral Histories and the Archives
 

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