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The Future of Archives & Record Keeping; A Reader

by Jennie Hill

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The Future of Archives & Record Keeping; A Reader

The changes of the past few decades have occasioned a review of what it is that archives are doing as a discipline. These changes have come from several quarters: interdisciplinary engagement with the notion of the archive; technological developments, not least the advent of Web 2.0; and the information explosion and the growth of several allied disciplines, including records and information management. This timely reader asks where the discipline has come from and where it must now go to remain professionally relevant in the 21st century, by negotiating the complex boundaries and borders of the 'state of the archive', in terms of geographical borders and nationalities and disciplinary borders.

The book is divided into four primary sections covering the following key themes:

defining archives
shaping a discipline
Archives 2.0: archives in society
archives in the information age: is there still a role for the archive professional?

This book offers a clearly structured approach to developments in archives and record keeping and will prove an invaluable resource for students following postgraduate training courses in archive administration as well as for archive professionals wishing to refresh and update their understanding of the profession.

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