Archives: Recordkeeping in Society (Topics in Australasian Library and Information Studies)

Archives: Recordkeeping in Society (Topics in Australasian Library and Information Studies)

By: Michael Piggott (author), Frank Upward (author), Barbara Reed (author), Sue McKemmish (author)Paperback

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Archives: Recordkeeping in Society introduces the significance of archives and the results of local and international research in archival science. It explores the role of recordkeeping in various cultural, organisational and historical contexts. Its themes include archives as a web of recorded information: new information technologies have presented dilemmas, but also potentialities for managing of the interconnectedness of archives. Another theme is the relationship between evidence and memory in archives and in archival discourse. It also explores recordkeeping and accountability, memory, societal power and juridical power, along with an examination of issues raised by globalisation and interntionalisation. The chapter authors are researchers, practitioners and educators from leading Australian and international recordkeeping organisations, each contributing previously unpublished research in and reflections on their field of expertise. They include Adrian Cunningham, Don Schauder, Hans Hofman, Chris Hurley, Livia Iacovino, Eric Ketelaar and Ann Pederson. The book reflects broad Australian and international perspectives making it relevant worldwide. It will be a particularly valuable resource for students of archives and records, researchers from realted knowledge disciplines, sociology and history, practitioners wanting to reflect further on their work, and all those with an interest in archives and their role in shaping human activity and community culture.

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About Author

Sue McKemmish is Chair of Archival Systems, Director of the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, and Associate Dean Research of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Australia. Michael Piggott is a consultant and independent scholar based in Australia. Barbara Reed is Senior Lecturer in Recordkeeping in the Department of Librarianship, Archives and Records at Monash University, Australia. Frank Upward is Principal Researcher in the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics at Monash University, Australia.


Traces: Document, record, archive, archives; Archival institutions; Professing archives: A very human enterprise; Documents; Records; The archive; The archives; The records continuum; Recordkeeping and accountability; Recordkeeping and juridical governance; Recordkeeping and societal power; Archives and memory.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781876938840
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781876938840
  • weight: 581
  • ISBN10: 1876938846

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