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A Very Short Introduction to Archives: Reaching Out to an Informed Public

Cox, Richard J. (2016) A Very Short Introduction to Archives: Reaching Out to an Informed Public. UNSPECIFIED, Queens College, CUNY. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

For years, Oxford University Press has been publishing a series, Very Short Introductions, offering concise descriptions of a variety of fields and topics intended to be “trenchant and provocative” and “balanced and complete.” Many of these brief volumes have reading guides to facilitate discussion. The series lacks a volume on Archives, the Archive, or Archiving, even though it has a number of titles closely related to this topic (including ones on museums and various documentary forms such as photography and film). What would such a volume include? What value would it have for the archival community? How could such a volume be used? This lecture considers these questions in the context of decades of archival advocacy efforts, major transformations from an analog to digital documentary world, a diversifying archival scholarship, intense debates about the archival mission, and a strengthened graduate education. The lecture also will reflect on why there is no volume on archives in this series.


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Item Type: Other
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cox, Richard J.rjcox@pitt.eduRJCOX
Date: 18 May 2016
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Place of Publication: Queens College, CUNY
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archival, Image, Archival, Advocacy
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 18:35
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:58
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/28069

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