Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

 
Edition number: 1st ed. 2020
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Short description:

?This is an exciting book, one that many of us in humanities research (and book history) have been hoping to see. This collection persuasively explores the issues of digitized knowledge, access, and preservation in the widest scope, across nations as well as disciplines, libraries as well as academic departments.  It offers a richly multinational and cross-cultural perspective on these issues by exploring them across borders and continents.  Mizruchi's collection brings together leading scholars in book and reading history, and digital humanities, with front-line scholars in library and information sciences to provide a unique combination of academic and curatorial expertise.  I don't know of any book that offers such a convincing combination of specialties--let alone a book that will be so readable across many categories of intellectual life. The book is beautifully conceived, interleaving through the essays its topics of print and digital, libraries and visual or other non-text archives, and overlapping professional agendas among academics, librarians, and digital specialists.?
? Prof Jon Klancher, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

?These authors present the case for the vitality and urgency of new forms and models of public libraries and archives, open access and the transmission of cultural and community assets, embracing the digital as essential rather than threat.?

--David Leonard, President, Boston Public Library, USA


The role of archives and libraries in our digital age is one of the most pressing concerns of humanists, scholars, and citizens worldwide. This collection brings together specialists from academia, public libraries, governmental agencies, and non-profit archives to pursue common questions about value across the institutional boundaries that typically separate us.


Susan L. Mizruchi is the William Arrowsmith Professor in the Humanities, Director of the Humanities Center, and Professor of English at Boston University. Her books include Brando's Smile (2014), The Rise of Multicultural America (2008), and The Science of Sacrifice (1998). She has received many academic honors, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Huntington Library, the Fulbright Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 


Long description:

The role of archives and libraries in our digital age is one of the most pressing concerns of humanists, scholars, and citizens worldwide. This collection brings together specialists from academia, public libraries, governmental agencies, and non-profit archives to pursue common questions about value across the institutional boundaries that typically separate us.


Table of Contents:
1. Introduction: Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age; Susan Mizruchi
Part I: Access
2. Libraries, Books and the Digital Future; Robert Darnton
3. From Open Access to Maximal Access; Dan Cohen
4. A National Library in the Digital Age; Alberto Manguel
5. Discovery, Access, and Use of Information in the ?Digital Ecosystem?; Jack Ammerman
Part II: Preservation and Community
6. Supporting Manuscript Translation in Library and Archival Collections: Toward Decolonial Translation Methods; Ellen Cushman
7. Radical Recordkeeping: How Community Archives Are Changing How We Think About Records; Jeannette Bastian
8. Ajami Digital Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities; Fallou Ngom 
9. Preservation: The HistoryMakers Story; Julieanna Richardson
10. From Winged Words to the Cloud: Preservation Spaces through the Millennia; Jeffrey Henderson
Part III: Archival Politics
11. Nambiquaras in Paris: Archival Images, Appearances and Disappearances; Beatriz Jaguaribe
12. Future Memory: Preserving Diverse Voices From and About China From a Time of Unification of Thought; Rudolf Wagner
13. Cold War Archives and Democratic Aspirations in Latin America; Kirsten Weld
14. Globalism, Transparency, and Loss; Maurice Lee
Part IV: Digital Practice 
15. Building from the Inside Out: Empowering Librarians to Develop Digital Scholarship Collaboratories; Harriett Green
16.On Librarianship and/with Digital Scholarly Practice; Vika Zafrin
17. Data ?Moves: How Can Data Workflows Be Tracked, Compared, and Shared Across Disciplines?; Alan Liu