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Preserving our heritage. Perspectives from Antiquity to the digital age.

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Drawing on historical texts, this accessible volume provides a broad understanding of preservation for librarians, archivists, and museum specialists. Cloonan offers students and professionals an overview of longevity, reversibility, enduring value, and authenticity of information preservation. Each section includes historical works that form the basis of contemporary thinking and practices, readings from a variety  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781555709372 1555709370
OCLC Number: 844731289
Description: 500 pages
Responsibility: Michele Valerie Cloonan.

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Drawing on historical texts, this accessible volume provides a broad understanding of preservation for librarians, archivists, and museum specialists. Cloonan offers students and professionals an overview of longevity, reversibility, enduring value, and authenticity of information preservation. Each section includes historical works that form the basis of contemporary thinking and practices, readings from a variety of fields that are primarily concerned with the preservation of cultural heritage, and hard-to-find publications that shed new light on how to approach contemporary problems. The author's selections and insightful commentary on each comprise a truly global and current view of preservation.

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