Imagining Archives: Essays and Reflections by Hugh A. Taylor

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Society of American Archivists and Association of Canadian Archivists, Jan 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 254 pages
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Hugh A. Taylor is one of the most important thinkers in the English-speaking world of archives. The 15 essays in this volume are presented in chronological order so that readers may appreciate the broadening evolution and rich interconnections in Taylor's thought as these occurred over more than three decades. postmodern scholars' fascination with the archive, Taylor was intent on constructing archives anew, imagining them as places where archivists connect their records with social issues, with new media and technologies, with the historical tradition of archives, with the Earth's ecological systems and with broader spiritual meaning. Also included are two original essays by editors Terry Cook and Gordon Dodds.

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User Review  - Ed Summers - Goodreads

I hadn't heard of Hugh Taylor until his name was mentioned in a recent presentation about Archivematica, so I picked up this collection of his writings. It provides a fascinating view on the evolution ... Read full review

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Check out the blue Hugh! Some interesting ideas here. Read full review


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Terry Cook is visiting professor in the postgraduate archival studies program at the University of Manitoba and has taught at the University of Michigan's School of Information. He is the author of The Archival Appraisal of Records Containing Personal Information: A RAMP Study With Guidelines and editor of Electronic Records Practice: Lessons from the National Archives of Canada . Since 1972, Gordon Dodds has worked at the Archives of Ontario, the National Archives of Canada, and the Provincial Archives of Manitoba, where he was manager of the Government Records Office and an associate provincial archivist. In addition to several articles on archival issues, he is the coauthor of four books: Tyneside Classical: The Newcastle of Grainger, Dobson, and Clayton; A Picture History of Ontario; Canada: A History in Photographs; and The World of William Notman.

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