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Archives and Archivists in the Information Age

Cox, Richard J. (2005) Archives and Archivists in the Information Age. Neal-Schuman, New York. ISBN 9781555705305

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In today’s information world, the importance and need for archival collections and professionals to care for them cannot be understated. This book considers the new roles, responsibilities, and considerations for archival management. It examines the role of archival collections in public scholarship, distance learning, and the digital era. Chapters guide readers through the creation of job descriptions and the hiring an archivists and consultants. Cox delineates the role of the archivist in the knowledge age; the profession’s changing credentials and specialties; and the growing base of knowledge found in the field’s scholarly works. The book guide contains information for archivists, records managers, students, and all information workers who are interested in understanding the important roles archivists play in modern institutions and the information profession.


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Item Type: Book
Title: Archives and Archivists in the Information Age
Status: Published
Abstract: In today’s information world, the importance and need for archival collections and professionals to care for them cannot be understated. This book considers the new roles, responsibilities, and considerations for archival management. It examines the role of archival collections in public scholarship, distance learning, and the digital era. Chapters guide readers through the creation of job descriptions and the hiring an archivists and consultants. Cox delineates the role of the archivist in the knowledge age; the profession’s changing credentials and specialties; and the growing base of knowledge found in the field’s scholarly works. The book guide contains information for archivists, records managers, students, and all information workers who are interested in understanding the important roles archivists play in modern institutions and the information profession.
Date: 2005
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: Neal-Schuman
Place of Publication: New York
Number of Pages: 325
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781555705305
Uncontrolled Keywords: archival studies, digital archives, archival eduation
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 10:32
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2010 10:32

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