Archival Anxiety and the Vocational Calling
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Archival Anxiety and the Vocational Calling

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Richard J. Cox's fifteenth book on archival studies related topics, this collection of essays responds to anxieties affecting the archival profession as societal changes highlight the importance of archives and records-keeping and begin to push archival work in new directions. The initial part of the book consists of three essays exploring the notion of archival calling, i...more
Paperback, 374 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Litwin Books
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Krista McCracken
I particularly liked the chapters which looked at archival institutions mixed with broader public history. Lots of case examples, though there is a bit of an overwhelming focus on archival advocacy.
Well, he made me feel guilty about not caring more about SAA's and NARA's policies, didn't convince me to start.
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Richard J. Cox is a professor and faculty member of the School of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh.
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