Currents of Archival Thinking
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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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/21/2009
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: Shifting Currents|
|A Contested Realm: The Nature of Archives and the Orientation of Archival Science|
|Origins: Evolving Ideas about the Principle of Provenance|
|On or Off the Record? Notions of Value in the Archive|
|Preserving Records of Enduring Value|
|Debates about Description|
|Models and Metaphors|
|Life Cycle and Continuum: A View of Recordkeeping Models from the Postwar Era|
|Archives and Collective Memory: More than a Metaphor, Less than an Analogy|
|Archives as Arsenals of Accountability|
|Reenvisioning the Personal: Refraining Traces of Individual Life|
|About the Editors and Contributors|