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Imagining archives : essays and reflections by Hugh A. Taylor

Author: Hugh A Taylor; Terry Cook; Gordon Dodds
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Society of American Archivists and Association of Canadian Archivists in association with Scarecrow Press, 2003.
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Hugh A. Taylor is one of the most important thinkers in the English-speaking world of archives. A retired civil servant and archival educator, he was named to the prestigious Order of Canada, his nation's highest civilian award. The fifteen essays in this volume are presented in chronological order so that readers may appreciate the broadening evolution and rich interconnections in Taylor's thought as these occurred  Read more...
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Taylor, Hugh A.
Imagining archives.
Lanham, Md. : Society of American Archivists and Association of Canadian Archivists in association with Scarecrow Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003008837
(OCoLC)52090673
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh A Taylor; Terry Cook; Gordon Dodds
ISBN: 0585478953 9780585478951
OCLC Number: 53481966
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Part 1 About Hugh A. Taylor; 1 Hugh Taylor: The Far-Away Archivist; 2 Hugh Taylor: Imagining Archives; Part 2 Essays and Reflections by Hugh A. Taylor; 3 Archives in Britain and Canada: Impressions of an Immigrant (1969); 4 Administrative History: An Archivist's Need (1970); 5 The Discipline of History and the Education of the Archivist (1977); 6 The Media of Record: Archives in the Wake of McLuhan (1978); 7 Documentary Art and the Role of the Archivist (1979); 8 Information Ecology and the Archives of the 1980s (1984). 9 Transformation in the Archives: Technological Adjustment or Paradigm Shift? (1987-1988)10 "My Very Act and Deed": Some Reflections on the Role of Textual Records in the Conduct of Affairs (1988); 11 Towards the New Archivist: The Integrated Professional (1988); 12 The Totemic Universe: Appraising the Documentary Future (1990); 13 Chip Monks at the Gate: The Impact of Technology on Archives, Libraries, and the User (1991-1992); 14 Opening Address to the "Documents That Move and Speak" Symposium (1992); 15 Recycling the Past: The Archivist in the Age of Ecology (1993). 16 A Life in Archives: Retrospect and Prospect (1993)17 The Archivist, the Letter, and the Spirit (1997); Afterword: On Reflection and Imagination; About Hugh A. Taylor; About the Editors.
Responsibility: edited by Terry Cook and Gordon Dodds.
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