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Minds alive : libraries and archives now


"Minds Alive explores the enduring role and intrinsic value of libraries, archives, and public institutions in the digital age. Featuring international contributors, this volume delves into libraries and archives as institutions and institutional partners, the professional responsibilities of librarians and archivists, and the ways in which librarians and archivists continue to respond to the networked age, digital culture, and digitization. The endless possibilities and robust importance of libraries and archives are at the heart of this optimistic collection. Topics include: transformations in the networked digital age; Indigenous issues and challenges in custodianship, ownership and access; the importance of the harmonization of memory institutions today; and the overarching significance of libraries and archives in the public sphere. Libraries and archives - at once public institutions providing both communal and private havens of discovery - are being repurposed and transformed in intercultural contexts. Only by keeping pace with users' changing needs can they continue to provide the richest resources of an informed citizenry."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781487505271
  • ISBN: 1487505272
  • Physical Description: xvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. Patricia Demers, University of Alberta and Toni Samek, University of Alberta -- Part I. Enduring Values. Libraries : Why Bother? / Alice Crawford ; Academic Library Spaces, Digital Culture, and Communities / Guylaine Beaudry ; The Public Library's Enduring Importance / Marc Kosciejew -- Part II. Public Literacy and Private Oases. Loss of the Social, Return of the Private : Acknowledging Public Failure in the Age of Boudoir Surplus / Mario Hibert ; Re-establishing Values, Constructing New Missions : The Value of the Modern Library in the Development of Information and Digital Literacy in Public Life / Konstantina Martzoukou -- Part III. Transformations and Resistance. Libraries' Shifting Roles and Responsibilities in the Networked Age / Michael Carroll ; The Interface of the Digital Library : The Perseus Digital Library as a Case Study / Geoffrey Rockwell, Sarah Vela, Lisa M. Cerrato, Mihaela Ilovan, Stan Ruecker, Perseus Digital Library, and the INKE Research Group ; Wanderbibliotheken : Travelling Books and DIY Libraries / Carolyn Guertin -- Part IV. Disciplinary and Institutional Partnerships. Is Professionalism Still an Acceptable Goal for Archivists in the Global Digital Society? / Richard Cox ; Digital Research with All Our Senses : How the Archivist, the Historian, and the Librarian Can Work Together on the New Frontier / Nigel Raab ; The Critical, Diverse (and Sometimes Neglected) Roles of Libraries and Archives in a Museum Setting / Brendan Edwards -- Part V. Curation and Commons. Beyond Place : Data Curation Possibilities for Post-custodial Archives and Libraries / Seamus Ross ; "The X-Files" : The Truth is in the Archives, but Access is Restricted / Frank J. Tough.
Subject: Libraries and society.
Libraries and community.
Libraries > Social aspects.
Archives > Social aspects.
Bibliothèques et société.
Relations bibliothèque-collectivité.
Archives > Aspect social.
Libraries and community.
Libraries and society.
Libraries > Social aspects.
Soziale Funktion

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