ERIC Number: ED437893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Securing Our Dance Heritage: Issues in the Documentation and Preservation of Dance.
Johnson, Catherine J.; Snyder, Allegra Fuller
The great research collections of the United States have resulted, in part, from a long and productive collaboration among scholars, librarians, and archivists. This booklet focuses on the documentation of, access to, and preservation of dance heritage. It discusses the cultural and intellectual value of dance and articulates what elements of dance should be recorded and made accessible so that scholars, performers, creators, and the public can grasp fully the rich history of human expression embodied in dance. It also explores the various strategies used for making those resources accessible and the challenges of preserving the fragile media on which these sources are recorded. (Contains five figures and 78 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Archives, Cultural Activities, Dance, Fine Arts, Information Sources, Information Storage, Preservation, Special Libraries, User Needs (Information)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.