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Library Trends 56 (1) Summer 2007: Preserving Cultural Heritage

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Title: Library Trends 56 (1) Summer 2007: Preserving Cultural Heritage
Contributor(s): Cloonan, Michèle V. (editor); Harvey, Ross (editor)
Subject(s): Preservation
Abstract: In the last twenty-five years, “preservation” scholarship has evolved to a dual pursuit: the idea that we need to preserve and the theoretical issues concerning preservation—what to save, how to save it, and how such decisions are made. Also, preservation is now equated with history and memory, thus cultural heritage preservation is currently a subject of considerable interest to a wide range of stakeholders. It is increasingly being perceived that the issues of the archives, library, art, and historic preservation fields have much in common, certainly more than was apparent in the past, and each field can learn from the others. Some of these issues emerge from the attempt to define from varying perspectives the concepts of cultural property ownership that were developed in colonial times; from the expropriation of cultural heritage for political and ideological aims; from changing understandings about intellectual property rights in an increasingly globalized environment; and from the changing techniques now available to cultural heritage preservation, most notably the impacts of digital culture.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Genre: Journal (whole)
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3769
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2007 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-03-14
 

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