Communities, Archives and New Collaborative Practices

Popple, S., Prescott, A. and Mutibwa, D. H. (Eds.) (2020) Communities, Archives and New Collaborative Practices. Series: Connected communities. Policy Press: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL. ISBN 9781447341895

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Community archives are often viewed as repositories of knowledge and experience that are nevertheless somehow remote from the taxpayers who often fund them. However, the idea of an archive has more recently been popularized by digital resources that allow access to established archives and also permit users to create archives of their own. This book examines the changing relationship between citizens and their notions of archives. The growing number of archives, and the evolving practices associated with collecting and curating, mean that we are now in the process of remaking the very idea of the archive. Communities have been at the heart of this exciting work and their experiences are both central to our understanding of this new terrain and in challenging the traditional histories behind the control of knowledge and power. Using a wide range of case studies, this edited collection shows how community engagement and co-creation is challenging and extending the notion of the archive.

Item Type:Edited Books
Keywords:Municipal archives.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Prescott, Professor Andrew
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Publisher:Policy Press

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