The following full text research article (accepted manuscript version) was posted to the Washington University in St. Louis institutional repository (Open Scholarship) a few days ago.
The article will be published in an upcoming issue of New Review of Academic Librarianship.
Meredith R. Evans
Washington University in St. Louis
Open Scholarship, Washington University
As managers of special collections engage with evolving formats and technologies, it is imperative that these professionals remain well versed in papyrus, paper, and principles that inform archival work. The permanence of this content defines our past, informs our present, and shapes our future. However, a constricting interpretation of archival principles heavily focused on the “integrity” of record keeping drives collection managers further from the resources needed to do their jobs in this new age of archiving. Thinking in a non-traditional strategic manner can ensure continued collection development, access and relevance for the next generation
Direct to Full Text Article (Preprint)
29 pages; PDF.