Currents of archival thinking /
Terry Eastwood and Heather MacNeil, editors.
imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010.
description
xiii, 254 p.
ISBN
1591586569 (pbk : alk. paper), 9781591586562 (pbk : alk. paper)
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imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010.
isbn
1591586569 (pbk : alk. paper)
9781591586562 (pbk : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction: Shifting currents / Heather MacNeil -- pt. 1. Foundations -- A contested realm : the nature of archives and the orientation of archival science / Terry Eastwood -- Origins : evolving ideas about the principle of provenance / Jennifer Douglas -- pt. 2. Functions -- On or off the record? : notions of value in the archive / Ciaran B. Trace -- Preserving records of enduring value / Michele V. Cloonan -- Debates about description / Geoffrey Yeo -- Archival mediation / Wendy M. Duff -- pt. 3. Models and metaphors -- Life cycle and continuum : a view of recordkeeping models from the postwar era / Glenn Dingwall -- Archives and collective memory : more than a metaphor, less than an analogy / Margaret Hedstrom -- Archives as arsenals of accountability / Livia Iacovino -- Reenvisioning the personal : reframing traces of individual life / Catherine Hobbs.
catalogue key
6908900
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Terry Eastwood is professor emeritus of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. He is a Fellow of the Association of Canadian Archivists and the Society of American Archivists. Heather MacNeil is associate professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Without Consent: The Ethics of Disclosing Personal Information in Public Records.
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"... this book is definitely a worthwhile addition to the archival bookshelf, and contains much of interest and value to archival academics and students..." - The Australian Library Journal
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Summaries
Long Description
Currents in Archival Thinking explores key topics in the theory and practice of archival studies within three frameworks: (1) the foundational concepts of the discipline, (2) the main components of the archival mission, and (3) the metaphors that shape how we think about archives and archival institutions. Each essay will explore a given topic from both a historical and contemporary perspective, with contributors are drawn from Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States and featuring a mix of academics and practitioners.
Long Description
Currents of Archival Thinking explores key topics in the theory and practice of archival studies within three frameworks: (1) the foundational concepts of the discipline, (2) the main components of the archival mission, and (3) the metaphors that shape how we think about archives and archival institutions. Each essay will explore a given topic from both a historical and contemporary perspective, with contributors drawn from Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States and featuring a mix of academics and practitioners.
Main Description
In the archival field, collections of essays tend to be organized around specific topics, or around the writings of specific archival thinkers. In contrast, Currents of Archival Thinking features an array of original essays that explore a broad range of key topics in the theory and practice of archival studies within three frameworks: the foundational concepts of the discipline, the main components of the archival mission, and the metaphors that shape how we think about archives and archival institutions.
Long Description
Currents in Archival Thought explores key topics in the theory and practice of archival studies within three frameworks: (1) the foundational concepts of the discipline, (2) the main components of the archival mission, and (3) the metaphors that shape how we think about archives and archival institutions. Each essay will explore a given topic from both a historical and contemporary perspective, with contributors are drawn from Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States and featuring a mix of academics and practitioners.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Shifting Currentsp. vii
Foundationsp. 1
A Contested Realm: The Nature of Archives and the Orientation of Archival Sciencep. 3
Origins: Evolving Ideas about the Principle of Provenancep. 23
Functionsp. 45
On or Off the Record? Notions of Value in the Archivep. 47
Preserving Records of Enduring Valuep. 69
Debates about Descriptionp. 89
Archival Mediationp. 115
Models and Metaphorsp. 137
Life Cycle and Continuum: A View of Recordkeeping Models from the Postwar Erap. 139
Archives and Collective Memory: More than a Metaphor, Less than an Analogyp. 163
Archives as Arsenals of Accountabilityp. 181
Reenvisioning the Personal: Refraining Traces of Individual Lifep. 213
Indexp. 243
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 251
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