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About this book
About this book
Covers a range of issues and controversies related to the mission and work of archivists and records managers. The essays in this book consider both the practical issues of administering records and the contentious issues related to public policy and recordkeeping. It is useful for records professionals and archivists.
From ethics to accountability, or when do records professionals become whistleblowers? * Testing the spirit of the information age * Searching for authority and recognition: archivists, records managers, and electronic records * Why the Archivist of the United States is important to records professionals and America * America's pyramids: presidents and their libraries * The world is a dangerous place: recordkeeping in the age of terror * Technology, the future of work, and records professionals * Records and truth in the post-truth society * Censorship and records * Personal notes: intellectual property, technology, and unfair stories * Archiving archives: rethinking and revitalizing a concept.
Richard J. Cox is a Professor in Library and Information Science at the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, where he is responsible for the archives and records management concentration in the MLIS degree. He is Editor of the Records & Information Management Journal, a former editor of the American Archivist, and a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. He holds a Masters in History from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.