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Archives and the Public Good

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RICHARD J. COX is Professor in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences. DAVID A. WALLACE is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information, University of Michigan.

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This volume widens the perspective of the roles that records play in society. As opposed to most writings in the discipline of archives and records management, which view records from cultural, historical, and economical efficiency dimensions, this volume highlights one of the most salient features of records: the role they play as sources of accountability. The authors demonstrate that records are not mute observers and recordings of activity, rather, they are frequently objects of memory formation and erasure.

This text features 14 case studies that illustrate the importance records play for accountability in society. Focused around four themes - explanation, secrecy, memory and trust - the book demonstrates how records compel, shape, distort and recover social interactions across space and time.


Introduction by Richard J. Cox and David A. Wallace; Explanation; Archives on Trial: The Strange Case of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers by James M. O'Toole; "A Monumental Blunder": The Destruction of Records on Nazi War Criminals in Canada by Terry Cook; Information for Accountability Workshops: Their Role in Promoting Access to Information by Kimberly Barata, et al.; Secrecy; Implausible Deniability: The Politics of Documents in the Iran-Contra Affair and Its Investigations by David A. Wallace; The Failure of Federal Records Management: The IRS Versus a Democratic Society by Shelley Davis; Lighting up the Internet: The Brown and Williamson Collection by Robin L. Chandler and Susan Storch; Memory; The Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the Politics of Memory by Tywanna Whorley; Turning History into Justice: The National Archives and Records Administration and Holocaust-Era Assets March 1996-January 2001: An Archivist's Memior by Greg Bradsher; "They Should Have Destroyed More": The Destruction of Public Records by the South African State in the Final Years of Apartheid, 1990-1994 by Verne Harris; Trying to Write "Comprehensive and Accurate" History of the Foreign Relations of the United States: An Archival Perspective by Anne Van Camp; Trust; What You Get Is Not What You See: Forgery and the Corruption of Recordkeeping Systems by David B. Gracy II; The Jamaican Financial Crisis: Accounting for the Collapse of Jamaica's Indigenous Commercial Banks by Victoria L. Lemieux; The Anchors of Community Trust and Academic Liberty: Our Documents Are Ourselves: A Lesson Renewed from the Fabrikant Affair by Barbara L. Craig; Records and the Public Interest: The "Heiner Affair" in Queensland, Australia by Chris Hurley; Index.

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Titre: Archives and the Public Good
Code EAN: 9781567204698
ISBN: 978-1-56720-469-8
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Abc-Clio
Genre: Médias et communication
nombre de pages: 344
Poids: 670g
Taille: H236mm x B158mm x T31mm
Année: 2002
Auflage: New.