Re-examining the roots of collections, practices and information professions
|dc.description.abstract||Do archivists ‘curate’ history? And to what extent are our librarians the gatekeepers of knowledge? Libraries and archives have a long and rich history of compiling ‘radical collections’- from Klanwatch Project in the States to the R. D. Laing Archive in Glasgow, but a re-examination of the information professions and all aspects of managing those collections is long overdue. This new book shines a light on pressing topical issues within library and information services (LIS)- to encompass selection, appraisal and accession, through to organisation and classification, and including promotion and use. Will libraries survive as victims of neoliberal marketization? Do we have a responsibility to collect and document ‘white hate’ in the era of Trump? And how can a predominantly white (96.7%) LIS workforce effectively collect and tell POC histories?|
|dc.subject.classification||bic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GL Library & information sciences::GLC Library, archive & information management|
|dc.title.alternative||Re-examining the roots of collections, practices and information professions|
|oapen.imprint||Senate House Library|
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