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The Resource 'True biographies of nations?' : the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography, edited by Karen Fox

'True biographies of nations?' : the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography, edited by Karen Fox

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'True biographies of nations?' : the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography
Title
'True biographies of nations?'
Title remainder
the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karen Fox
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dictionaries of national biography are a long-established and significant genre of biographical and historical writing, existing in many forms across the globe. This book brings together practitioners from around the English-speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects' recent cultural journeys, and the challenges presented to them by such developments as the transition to a digital environment, a new alertness to the need to represent diversity, and the rise of transnationalism. Exploring their paths forward, the chapters of this book collectively make a powerful argument for the continued value and importance of large-scale collaborative biographical dictionary research
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ANV
Dewey number
920.02
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT103
LC item number
.T78 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Fox, Karen
  • Australian National University Press.
Series statement
ANU.Lives series in biography
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  • Biography
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
  • North America
Label
'True biographies of nations?' : the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography, edited by Karen Fox
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of Biography / Karen Fox -- PART I: THE DIGITAL AGE. 2. Individual Lives and National Truths: Locating Biographies within a National Encyclopedia / Jock Phillips -- 3. The Irish World: How to Revise a Long-Standing Dictionary Project / Turlough O'Riordan -- 4. What is National Biography For? Dictionaries and Digital History / Philip Carter -- 5. Using Lives: The Australian Dictionary of Biography and Its Related Corpora / Melanie Nolan -- PART II: THE REPRESENTATIONAL CHALLENGE. 6. Why Gender Matters: Fostering Diversity in the American National Biography with Lessons Learned from Notable American Women / Susan Ware -- 7. Women and the Biographies of Nations: The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women / Elizabeth Ewan -- 8. An Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography / Shino Konishi -- 9. Writing the Nation in Two Languages: The Dictionary of Welsh Biography / Dafydd Johnston -- PART III: THE TRANSNATIONAL DIMENSION. 10. Writing a Dictionary of World Biography / Barry Jones -- 11. British National Biography and Global British Lives: From the DNB to the ODNB -- and Beyond? / David Cannadine -- 12. The Dictionary of Canadian Biography and the Irish Diaspora / David A. Wilson
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 229 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760462758
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctvh6fq5w
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1097202413
  • (OCoLC)1097202413
Label
'True biographies of nations?' : the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography, edited by Karen Fox
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of Biography / Karen Fox -- PART I: THE DIGITAL AGE. 2. Individual Lives and National Truths: Locating Biographies within a National Encyclopedia / Jock Phillips -- 3. The Irish World: How to Revise a Long-Standing Dictionary Project / Turlough O'Riordan -- 4. What is National Biography For? Dictionaries and Digital History / Philip Carter -- 5. Using Lives: The Australian Dictionary of Biography and Its Related Corpora / Melanie Nolan -- PART II: THE REPRESENTATIONAL CHALLENGE. 6. Why Gender Matters: Fostering Diversity in the American National Biography with Lessons Learned from Notable American Women / Susan Ware -- 7. Women and the Biographies of Nations: The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women / Elizabeth Ewan -- 8. An Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography / Shino Konishi -- 9. Writing the Nation in Two Languages: The Dictionary of Welsh Biography / Dafydd Johnston -- PART III: THE TRANSNATIONAL DIMENSION. 10. Writing a Dictionary of World Biography / Barry Jones -- 11. British National Biography and Global British Lives: From the DNB to the ODNB -- and Beyond? / David Cannadine -- 12. The Dictionary of Canadian Biography and the Irish Diaspora / David A. Wilson
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 229 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760462758
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvh6fq5w
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1097202413
  • (OCoLC)1097202413

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