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Title:Collaboration in Curation
Author(s):O'Hara Conway, Martha; Llamas, Nerea A.
Contributor(s):Hammond, Ellen
Subject(s):International studies, special collections, curation, 'cross-listed' curator, libraries, IASC21
Abstract:This presentation will explore the nexus between international and area studies collections and special collections, a topic that has already generated considerable interest in the special collections world. In the past few years, it has become increasingly common to group these two library units together organizationally as “distinctive collections.” This approach has been explored in depth in a 2015 article by Lisa R. Carter (Ohio State) and Beth M. Whittaker (University of Kansas), whose institutions have helped pioneer this innovation. At the same time, some are arguing that distinctiveness should position areas studies collections somewhere between “general” and “special,” suggesting that library materials be placed on a conceptual continuum as a way to organize library processes. And, looking beyond the nature of the collections themselves, some libraries are foregoing any type of reorganization by experimenting with new personnel collaborations in an effort to integrate area collections expertise into the work of special collections. This is the approach at the University of Michigan Library, where some area studies librarians are “embedded” in special collections.
Issue Date:2016-10
Citation Info:O'Hara Conway, M. and Llamas, N.A. (2016). Collaboration in Curation [Microsoft PowerPoint slides].
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Other
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/94658
Sponsor:University of Illinois Library
Center for Global Studies
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
U.S. Department of Education, Title VI NRC Program
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-11-15


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