Who Are You? Transformation of the Archivist within Archives

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February 05, 2016

Who Are You? Transformation of the Archivist within Archives

Presented by Lori Podolsky, Acting University Archivist at McGill University Archives, at InfoNexus 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Visit http://info-nexus.org/ for more detail.



February 05, 2016


  1. Who Are You? Transformation of the Archivist within Archives Lori

    Podolsky Acting University Archivist McGill University Archives
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  3. Arrangement and Description Dutch Manual and codification of archival principles

    Jenkinson and Schellenberg on primary and secondary values of use Taylor and the transformer – new ways of imagining archives
  4. Puzzles to Transformers

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  6. DRAW Crowdsourcing Volunteers, generally composed of an online community, who

    contribute data collection or data entry for a research project Citizen Science Scientific research conducted with amateur or nonprofessional scientists in which the activities of the research are primarily avocational
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  8. Archival Transformation A thorough or dramatic change in form or

    appearance From the Oxford English Dictionary online: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/transformation
  9. From Keeper to User Transformation of our identity Keeper of

    the Archives Active role in choosing Archives Curating and Research – a modern model
  10. Research and Researcher Use and re-use Value Dissemination Discoverability

  11. Conclusions Our identity changes as the profession involves Approach towards

    archives changes – keeper to user The challenges arise through the adaption and adoption of new demands and needs Acquire new responsibilities which leads to new roles – arrangement, description and appraisal to research The trends occur when the changes develop and enhance our identity and profession Transformation of the archivist into evolving professions in information studies
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