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ERIC Number: EJ866945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Archives and the Cure for Institutional Amnesia: College and University Saga as Part of the Campus Memory
Thelin, John R.
Journal of Archival Organization, v7 n1-2 p4-15 2009
College and university archivists face changes in their responsibilities that place at risk their ability to document the history of their institutions. Educational institutions that preserve, make known, and promote their history create a strong and lively institutional identity. This identity can be shaped and boosted through documenting history, traditions, campus buildings, and campus personalities as well as through the variety of materials collected by archivists. It is key for archivists in light of changing media and the burden of increased record keeping to keep a keen insight in finding materials that preserve institution identity and culture. (Contains 21 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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