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The Materiality of Digital Collections:Theoretical and Historical Perspectives
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006-07)
Digital and textual objects are coming under a new kind of scrutiny as scholars are becoming more interested in physical artifacts and their relation to their social and cultural environment. This study of material culture ...
Archive and database as metaphor: Theorizing the Historical Record
Digital media increase the visibility and presence of the past while also reshaping our sense of history. We have extraordinary access to digital versions of books, journals, film, television, music, art and popular ...
The Symbolic Value of Libraries in a Digital Age
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001-10)
As an increasingly virtual society anticipates the decline of print, it looks to the keepers of the written record to maintain continuity with its past. Libraries cannot formulate intelligent collection and preservation ...
Theories of the Archive from Across the Disciplines
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004-01)
Creative and compelling theoretical formulations of the archive have emerged from a host of disciplines in the last decade. Derrida and Foucault, as well as many other humanists and social scientists, have initiated a ...