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A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office.

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

... A collection of files which are often compressed. Such files are typically found in FTP servers or file servers . A typical archive might contain shareware ...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
48 words

... A store for documents and magnetic disks or tapes containing records that are seldom used. Most computer users maintain an archive holding copies of disks or tapes containing vital information. If the original disk or tape becomes damaged, the archive copy is used to reinstate the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
23 words

... . A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
23 words

... A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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Current Version:
2010

... The general horizon or frame of what French historian Michel Foucault called archaeological analysis. The archive is a generic term for the limit of what can be known about a particular moment or period in history. In itself it consists of discursive practices , by which Foucault means the anonymous rules of language, economics, history, society that taken together enable a culture to function. By its nature, however, it is never fully available for inspection. Indeed, Foucault quite categorically states that the archive of one's own time is...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

... The general horizon or frame of what French historian Michel Foucault called archaeological analysis. The archive is a generic term for the limit of what can be known about a particular moment or period in history. In itself it consists of discursive practices , by which Foucault means the anonymous rules of language, economics, history, society that taken together enable a culture to function. By its nature, however, it is never fully available for inspection. Indeed, Foucault quite categorically states that the archive of one’s own time is...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
404 words

...other hand, although the completeness or integrity of any important archive is highly prized, it may still appropriately be described as an ‘archive’ even if it has seriously suffered the ravages of time, provided it is all that now survives and is not just the residue of a recent dispersal (otherwise it would only be part of an archive). By a metamorphoric extension of the term, large accumulations of other materials besides documents can today be called ‘archives’: e.g. a film or sound archive...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
37 words

... An area of a computer drive that is used to store files (often in a compressed format) that are not used often or files that may be downloaded from a file library by Internet...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... A repository for information that the user wishes to retain, but without requiring immediate access. (The word is also used as a verb: to transfer into the archive system.) There are three quite different activities that must be distinguished: (a) the routine taking of backup copies, initiated by the system manager, to protect users and system managers against corruption of stored information; (b) the autonomous transferring of information from a higher-performance to a lower-performance storage system, initiated by the operating system , to...

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
89 words

...archive 1. A news organization’s internal collection of cuttings , pictures , video , audio , letters , and other potentially useful documents. Whether material is stored in a collection of tatty brown envelopes or in a fully digitized electronic library, it needs to be indexed, cross-referenced, and be searchable by journalists working on stories. Very large news organizations might employ archivists or librarians to manage such material. 2. Back issues of a printed publication, or previously broadcast programmes, which in some cases will be available...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
32 words

...archive 1. In an online forum, threads from an online discussion that have been closed and saved for later reference. 2. In a blog, posts saved from previous weeks, months, or...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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2019

...archive An archive format used to store files containing Java code. Usually abbreviated to...

FAQ archive

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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2019

...archive A file of frequently asked questions which are associated with some social media forum...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019

... site A server which stores files that are generally available to the users of technologies such as anonymous FTP...

Poetry Archive

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
86 words

...Archive Archive of sound recordings of poets reading their own work, established by Andrew Motion and the recording producer Richard Carrington in 1999 , when Motion was Poet Laureate. It includes historic recordings (for example, of Tennyson , Kipling , and Browning ), as well as creating contemporary ones, and has American and children's poetry as well as British poems. The archive can be searched by poet, title, form, or theme and there is a glossary of poetic terms. http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do Archive of recorded...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
335 words

...archives are in fact survey archives), although there are now archives that store the taped interviews obtained by oral historians and others. Survey archives are often depositories for official statistics , including censuses , as well as non-official data-sets such as opinion polls and academic surveys. In Britain, for example, the Economic and Social Research Council established such an archive (the UK Data Archive) at the University of Essex in the late 1960s. Similar archives exist at many universities in America and Europe. All data archives have...

film archive

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A Dictionary of Film Studies (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
983 words

...of individual collectors, archives became a more valuable resource for film historians ( see film history ; new cinema history ). Film archiving is undertaken by a mixture of public and private organizations. In the US, archives include MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), George Eastman House, the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and the Library of Congress Motion Picture Division, as well as the in-house archives of the major studios; the Martin Scorsese-endorsed Film Foundation also work to raise awareness of the need for film archiving and preservation, as well...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
109 words

...archive A place where paper or digital records of data are deposited, stored, and preserved along with structured metadata . Archives contain a wealth of information that enables an analysis of different phenomena across time and space. The data held within can be the original documents or processed files. The data might be quantitative in nature, such as surveys and census files, or qualitative such as manuscripts, letters, interview transcripts, and audio and film recordings. Increasingly, archives are seeking to digitize their collections and make them...

Taurinos archive

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Marco Perale

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Current Version:
2018

...archive ( 426–513 ) Private archive consisting of 56 papyrus documents found in Hermopolis (mod. al-Ashmunein). The archive, called after the eldest member of a 5th-century dynasty, concerns five generations of landowners. It includes contracts of lease addressed to members of the families of Taurinos, Sarapodoros, and Kyra, and copies of receipts for tax paid by Taurinos I and Sarapodoros’ sister Eucharistia for their plots of land. It provides detailed information on Taurinos and his descendants’ careers as soldiers and officers, illuminating...

Abinnaeus Archive

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Leslie S. B. MacCoull

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
184 words

...the extent to which 4th-C. civilians in Egypt appealed to the military power for justice. His correspondents include Christian clerics and lay people, soldiers, and ordinary inhabitants of his district. His archive forms a small but rich source for provincial administration in the post-Constantinian period. ed. H.I. Bell et al., The Abinnaeus Archive (Oxford 1962), corr. Berichtigungsliste der griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten, vol. 5 (Leiden 1969) 1–3. Leslie S. B....

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