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The Archivist’s New Clothes; or, the Naked Truth about Evidence, Transactions, and Recordness

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Title: The Archivist’s New Clothes; or, the Naked Truth about Evidence, Transactions, and Recordness
Author: Bruemmer, Bruce ; Boles, Frank ; Greene, Mark A. (Mark Allen), 1958- ; Daniels-Howell, Todd Jesse, 1956-
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/42
Abstract: The electronic records projects at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) have been promoted as competing visions of the archival future. This article, the work of several authors with experience as both manuscript curators and institutional archivists, challenges the perception that the UBC and Pitt models are fundamentally different from one another, and argues that they share a similar and deeply flawed conception of the meaning of archives and the mission of the archival profession. Rather than accept the premises upon which both UBC and Pitt build their models, archivists should re-assert the broader and more practical theory of archives that has dominated much of U.S. archival history.
Keywords: archival profession
LC Subject: Archives -- United States -- Administration -- Philosophy
Archives
Electronic records
Date: 2004-02-04
Appears in Collections: University Library Faculty Research


 

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