Archivists and Collecting

Authored by: Richard J. Cox

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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Archival collecting is seen by archivists in some countries principally within the context of well-established archival appraisal practices and principles. The author argues for a specifically North American approach to collecting, where the notion of collecting has been the strongest, most well-developed, and most debated. However, many traditional aspects of collecting have been and are being challenged.

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