The history of architectural records is changing with the rise of digital archiving and the ‘digital age’
In recent years, digital archives have emerged as an increasingly common way to archive documents from the past.
Many archivists now rely on archiving platforms such as archiving.org to store the digitized records of their institutions.
But the process has also led to a growing number of documents that have fallen into the hands of unscrupulous individuals and have had their digital files taken over by the likes of WikiLeaks, the National Archives, and others.
Now, some archivies are using these newly-discovered files to digitize the archival history of their own institutions.
Architectural Record has been one of the first institutions to embrace this digital approach to archiving, and the publication has published several of its own documents.
One of the most prominent examples is a digital archive of a 1680s apartment complex in New York City.
Architectural Record identified the building as the first extant architectural record of its kind, as well as the oldest extant building with a modern design.
“Our archives are not only digital, they are also digital in spirit,” said the publication’s chief archivist, Daniel J. Bresler.
“We’re taking the old buildings and transforming them into new, interactive experiences.
We are creating a digital museum of the history of architecture.”
Bresler told Ars Technica that the project was funded by the Architectural Institute of America and was undertaken through a partnership between Breslers and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
The AIA, which is a nonprofit organization, provides archival resources for libraries, archives, museums, and museums.
Bred in the United States by an architect and a former curator of architecture, Bresls office was first opened in 2009 and the building was purchased by the AIA in 2015.
Org is an archival project that seeks to archive all of the world’s archival records from all over the world.
Bios are archived by the organization, which aims to provide archival materials to anyone in the world who is interested in researching, preserving, and archiving their heritage.
The organization currently has more than 30 million documents that are online.
The majority of the organization’s archiving efforts are done on the web, but the organization is also working to digitise materials in its own archive, and it has published online materials of some of its documents.
“A lot of these documents we have online today have been digitized,” Bresl told Ars.
“It is an ongoing process, but we’re getting closer every day.”
The organization was started in 2013 by the University of Toronto’s B.C. School of Architecture, which now has more students studying the field.
B.S.A. is a major architect school, with more than 1,100 graduate students studying different facets of architecture.
Its archives include a collection of architectural materials from the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
“Architecture is very much about the human experience.
There’s a reason that we’re building structures and that we do things like roofing or water-heating, and that’s because we care about the people that inhabit the buildings,” said Bresly.
“If you look at the architecture of the past, you see a lot of people who were very creative and imaginative and who were doing amazing things, and they did some amazing things.
It’s really important to look at that kind of history in the context of what we’re doing today.”
Archive.org was launched in early 2017 and now has over 2,000 pages of archival material online, according to the organization.
Many of these are from the archives of architecture journals, such as Architectural Review and Journal of Architectural History.
Bret Ziegler, a senior editor at Architectural Journal, said that the collection of documents is large, covering a variety of topics including the history and development of architecture and the role of architects in modern society.
“There are some very interesting architectural moments that have occurred in the last 50 years, particularly with the advent of social media, and there are some really amazing things that architects have done that are happening in the architecture community,” Zieglers told Ars, noting that he believes the collection is the largest collection of architecture history on the internet.
“There are a lot more documents that were digitized than there were at the beginning.”
Architecturally, Ziegers collection includes the archivist’s original papers on the history, design, and construction of the structure, along with the original plans for the building and a copy of the building itself.
Ziegerman says that the archive is being digitized in hopes that it will eventually allow archivators to “get more value out of the materials they’re working with.”
Archives.org is also planning to release more documents as part of its new digitization initiative.
BResler said that they would also publish a list of