Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation

Kandiuk, Mary; Aase, Lara K.; Sparks, Jillian; Bell, Kimberley; Call, Elizabeth; Mims, Miranda; Dansereau, François; Erickson, Jesse Ryan; German, Daniel. Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2020.

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Abstract (English)

"Archives and special collections play a critical role in promoting social justice. This collection of essays interrogates library practices relating to archives and special collections. Funding and political choices often underpin acquisition, access and promotion of these collections, resulting in unequal representation, biased interpretations, and suppressed narratives. Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation explores the reinterpretation and resituating of archives and special collections held by libraries, examines the development and stewardship of archives and special collections within a social justice framework, and describes the use of critical practice by libraries and librarians to shape and negotiate the acquisition, cataloguing, promotion, and use of archives and special collections. Chapters in this volume discuss the development of new collections through community outreach to marginalized and underrepresented groups, efforts to amend the historical documentary record through digitization projects, cataloguing, authority and description of archives and special collections, using a critical practice framework, ethical and political issues relating to donors, appraisal and access, curation, stewardship and promotion of controversial or sensitive collections, and the decolonization of space and collections." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Kandiuk, Mary (Editor); Kandiuk, Mary (Author); Aase, Lara K. (Author); Sparks, Jillian (Author); Bell, Kimberley (Author); Call, Elizabeth (Author); Mims, Miranda (Author); Dansereau, François (Author); Erickson, Jesse Ryan (Author); German, Daniel (Author); [et alii]
Dossier: 700 - ARCHIVES
Collation: 512 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781634000628
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press
Copyright Statement: Library Juice Press; Respective authors

Includes bibliographical references.
Includes biographical notes.
Includes an index.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 13:46
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2022 20:17
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