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The librarian as ethnographer: notes towards a strategy for the exploitation of cultural collections.

Atton, Chris (1998) The librarian as ethnographer: notes towards a strategy for the exploitation of cultural collections. Collection Building, 17 (4). pp. 154-158. ISSN 0160-4953

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Abstract/Description

Argues that the hybrid nature of collection development (electronic and print) requires a corresponding hybridised system of collection exploitation. Proposes a model for the exploitation of hybrid cultural collections that draws on ethnographic principles. Provides an example of this model - a “cultural map” - that enables librarians, users and researchers to make sense of the complex interactions that take place between the various elements of such hybrid collections.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0160-4953
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collection management; Ethnography; National cultures;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Item ID: 3624
Depositing User: Professor Chris Atton
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2010 11:50
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:54
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3624

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