Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515 - 2015

Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515 - 2015


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The Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515-2015, is a reference work that includes the profiles of authors of literature about records and archives in the Western world who have shaped the records and archives field over a span of 500 years. The 144 archival writers from 13 countries who are included in this volume were selected by an international advisory board on the basis of their impact on the records and archives profession and discipline, the presence of their publications in educational programs’ reading lists, and the frequency of reference to their work. Among the writers included in this volume are Albertino Barisone of Padua (1587-1667), Sir Hilary Jenkinson of England (1882-1961), Adolf Brenneke of Germany (1875-1946), Theodore R. Schellenberg of the United States (1903-1970), Robert-Henri Bautier of France (1922-2010), Terry Cook of Canada (1947-2014), Vicenta Cortés Alonso of Spain (1925-), Eric Ketelaar of the Netherlands (1944-), Aurelio Tanodi of Argentina (1914-2011), Ian Maclean of Australia (1919-2003), and Verne Harris of South Africa (1958 - ).

Arranged in alphabetical order, each entry includes a biography, intellectual contributions, and a brief essential bibliography. A total of 113 educators, professionals and students in the records and archives field—55 of whom are also profiled in this Encyclopedia—contributed to this volume.

There is no other book in any language that focuses on the life and work of authors of records and archives literature. In fact, there is not easily available information on such writers. Thus, most entries involved quite a bit of research on dead writers and interviews with the living ones. Several living writers supported this work by accepting to author their own entry

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ISBN-13: 9781538125793
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/26/2019
Pages: 596
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.54(h) x 1.48(d)

About the Author

Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515-2015 was developed under the editorship of Dr. Luciana Duranti, professor in the iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies) at the University of British Columbia, and Dr. Patricia C. Franks, professor and program coordinator for the Master of Archives and Records Administration program in the School of Information at San José State University.

Luciana Duranti is a Professor of archival theory, diplomatics, and the preservation of digital records in the master’s and doctoral archival studies programs of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, and the Director of the UBC Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives (CISCRA), as well as the InterPARES Research Project (1998-2019).

Patricia C. Franks is a certified archivist, certified records manager, and information governance professional. She is a professor and coordinator of the Master of Archives and Records Administration degree program in the School of Information at San Jose State University. She is co-editor, with Luciana Duranti, of the Encyclopedia of Archival Science (2015), co-editor, with Anthony Bernier, of the International Director of National Archives (2018) and author of Records and Information Management, (2013, 2018).

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Editorial Advisory Board
About the Contributors
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