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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MITH Digital Dialogue: Mark Matienzo, "Between Representation and Assertion: The Meaning of Archival Description"

Description:
Archival description is a cornerstone of the practice of archivy, and in most cases is the initial interface between an archival institutions holdings and the audience for those holdings. While many authors within the archival profession have written both practical and theoretical articles on archival description, there is relatively little within the professional literature that provides a conceptual framework or formalization of archival description. When these frameworks or formalizations do exist, they are seldom interconnected to the critical trend in archivistics which has developed within the last twenty-five years. These two intellectual strands investigating the larger context of archives and archival description have the potential to inform each other and become highly intertwined. This presentation will discuss the meaning, structure, and use of archival description from a variety of perspectives. This talk will be held in the MITH Conference Room in the McKeldin basement. {Will appear in FYI on May 7, 2012
Start Time:
12:30 PM
End Time:
1:45 PM
Room:
MITH Conference Room (Basement)
Common Location Name:
McKeldin Library
Web Address:
mith.umd.edu
Other Contact Information:
MITH +1 301 405 8927 mith@umd.edu


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