Title Archives
Author Lison, Mars, Medak, Prelinger
ISBN 9781517908065
List price GBP 13.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 112
Book size 127 x 178 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Minnesota Press (Combined Academic Publishers)
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How digital networks and services bring the issues of archives out of the realm of institutions and into the lives of everyday users

Archives have become a nexus in the wake of the digital turn. Electronic files, search engines, video sites, and media player libraries make the concepts of “archival” and “retrieval” practically synonymous with the experience of interconnected computing. Archives today are the center of much attention but few agendas. Can archives inform the redistribution of power and resources when the concept of the public library as an institution makes knowledge and culture accessible to all members of society regardless of social or economic status? This book sets out to show that archives need our active support and continuing engagement.


Series Foreword

Introduction: Contesting “The Archive,” Archives, and Thanatarchy (Andrew Lison)

Chapter 1. Archives of Inconvenience (Rick Prelinger)

Chapter 2. System of a Takedown: Control and De-commodification in the Circuits of Academic Publishing (Marcell Mars and Tomislav Medak)


About the Author:

Andrew Lison is assistant professor of media study at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.

Marcell Mars is research associate at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University.

Tomislav Medak is a doctoral student at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University.

Rick Prelinger is professor of film and digital media at University of California, Santa Cruz.

Target Audience:

People interested in film and media archaeology & library science.


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