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iSchools and archival studies

Cox, RJ and Larsen, RL (2008) iSchools and archival studies. Archival Science, 8 (4). 307 - 326. ISSN 1389-0166

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Whispers and rumors about the iSchool movement lead some to fear that this represents yet another shift away from the valued traditions of library schools, threatening something far different than what library science pioneers ever envisioned. Predating the iSchool movement, however, were other programmatic shifts such as those that led to the formalization of graduate archival education. This essay argues that such evolution is essential to our future, as iSchools tackle the increasingly complex issues confronting a digital society. We consider the mission and history of iSchools and of archival studies, the basic elements and concepts of archival studies that are critical to iSchools, and the relationship between iSchools and the changing nature of personal and institutional archives. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cox, RJ
Larsen, RLrlarsen@pitt.eduRLARSEN
Date: 1 December 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Archival Science
Volume: 8
Number: 4
Page Range: 307 - 326
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10502-009-9092-3
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1389-0166
Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 18:57
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:55


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