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Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

Editors: Mizruchi, Susan L. (Ed.)

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  • Includes contributions from key figures in the field such as Alberto Manguel (Director of the National Library of Argentina), Jeannette Bastian (Former Territorial Librarian of the United States Virgin Islands), and Robert Darnton (Former Director of the University Library at Harvard University)
  • Interrogates central questions in Digital Humanities with perspectives from theoretical and practical approaches
  • Includes global voices that address the reach of Digital Scholarship, Archives, and Libraries in the contemporary moment
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About this book

The role of archives and libraries in our digital age is one of the most pressing concerns of humanists, scholars, and citizens worldwide. This collection brings together specialists from academia, public libraries, governmental agencies, and non-profit archives to pursue common questions about value across the institutional boundaries that typically separate us.


About the authors

Susan L. Mizruchi is the William Arrowsmith Professor in the Humanites, Director of the Humanities Center, and Professor of English at Boston University. Her books include Brando’s Smile (2014); The Rise of Multicultural America (2008); and The Science of Sacrifice (1998). She has received many academic honors, including fellowships from including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Huntington Library, the Fulbright Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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“This is an exciting book, one that many of us in humanities research (and book history) have been hoping to see. This collection persuasively explores the issues of digitized knowledge, access, and preservation in the widest scope, across nations as well as disciplines, libraries as well as academic departments.  It offers a richly multinational and cross-cultural perspective on these issues by exploring them across borders and continents.  Mizruchi’s collection brings together leading scholars in book and reading history, and digital humanities, with front-line scholars in library and information sciences to provide a unique combination of academic and curatorial expertise.  I don’t know of any book that offers such a convincing combination of specialties--let alone a book that will be so readable across many categories of intellectual life. The book is beautifully conceived, interleaving through the essays its topics of print and digital, libraries and visual or other non-text archives, and overlapping professional agendas among academics, librarians, and digital specialists.”
— Prof Jon Klancher, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

“These authors present the case for the vitality and urgency of new forms and models of public libraries and archives, open access and the transmission of cultural and community assets, embracing the digital as essential rather than threat.”
— David Leonard, President, Boston Public Library, USA

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

    Pages 1-9

    Mizruchi, Susan L.

  • Libraries, Books, and the Digital Future

    Pages 13-25

    Darnton, Robert

  • From Open Access to Maximal Access

    Pages 27-34

    Cohen, Daniel J.

  • A National Library in the Digital Age

    Pages 35-42

    Manguel, Alberto

  • Discovery, Access, and Use of Information in a “Digital Ecosystem”

    Pages 43-50

    Ammerman, Jack

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age
Editors
  • Susan L. Mizruchi
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33373-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33373-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-33372-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 226
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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