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The Resource Silence of the archive, David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson

Silence of the archive, David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson

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Silence of the archive
Title
Silence of the archive
Statement of responsibility
David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
In recent years big data initiatives, not to mention Hollywood, the video game industry and countless other popular media, have reinforced and even glamorized the public image of the archive as the ultimate repository of facts and the hope of future generations for uncovering 'what actually happened'. The reality is, however, that for all sorts of reasons the record may not have been preserved or survived in the archive. In fact, the record may never have even existed - its creation being as imagined as is its contents. And even if it does exist, it may be silent on the salient facts, or it may obfuscate, mislead or flat out lie. The Silence of the Archive is written by three expert and knowledgeable archivists and draws attention to the many limitations of archives and the inevitability of their having parameters. Silences or gaps in archives range from details of individuals' lives to records of state oppression or of intelligence operations. The book brings together ideas from a wide range of fields, including contemporary history, family history research and Shakespearian studies. It describes why these silences exist, what the impact of them is, how researchers have responded to them, and what the silence of the archive means for researchers in the digital age. It will help provide a framework and context to their activities and enable them to better evaluate archives in a post-truth society.--
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StDuBDS
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1950-
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Thomas, David
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
LC call number
CD973.A37
LC item number
T46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fowler, Simon
  • Johnson, Valerie
Series statement
Principles and practice in records management and archives
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  • Archives
  • Appraisal of archival materials
  • Records retention
Target audience
specialized
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Silence of the archive, David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enforced silences / Simon Fowler -- Inappropriate expectations / Simon Fowler -- The digital / David Thomas -- Dealing with the silence / Valerie Johnson -- Imagining archives / David Thomas -- Solutions to the silence / Valerie Johnson -- Are things getting better or worse? / David Thomas
Control code
034564109
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 187 pages
Isbn
9781783301553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Silence of the archive, David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enforced silences / Simon Fowler -- Inappropriate expectations / Simon Fowler -- The digital / David Thomas -- Dealing with the silence / Valerie Johnson -- Imagining archives / David Thomas -- Solutions to the silence / Valerie Johnson -- Are things getting better or worse? / David Thomas
Control code
034564109
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 187 pages
Isbn
9781783301553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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