The Archival Technologies Lab (ATL) is a center for research, teaching and public programming that seeks to remove barriers to knowledge about archival technologies and their uses.

We conceive of technology broadly, as techniques, processes, and know how, as well as machines and devices, and archival technologies as those used by, for and against us to inscribe, fix and transmit information into the future.

Archival technologies are socially determined and determining. They can be detrimental to our communities, surveilling, obscuring and limiting; and they can be liberatory, helping to build community and sustain us. We want to understand them better. 

ATL is based in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, City University of New York.