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Academic Librarians' Varying Experiences of Archives: A Phenographic Study

Title

Academic Librarians' Varying Experiences of Archives: A Phenographic Study

Subject

Archives

Description

This article reports on a study investigating academic librarians' varying experiences of archives in order to promote understanding and communication among librarians and archivists. A qualitative, phenomenographic approach was adopted for the study. Three different ways of experiencing archives were identified from analysis of interviews. Archives may be experienced by academic librarians as 1) a place which protects collections; 2) resources to be used in accomplishing tasks such as teaching, research, or outreach; or 3) manifestations of politics. The third way of experiencing archives is the most complex, incorporating both the other experiences. The results of this study may help librarians, especially academic librarians, and archivists communicate more clearly on joint projects involving archival collections thereby enabling more collaboration.

Creator

Wakimoto, Diana K.; Bruce, Christine S.

Publisher

Journal of Academic Librarianship

Date

2014-09

Contributor

Allen, Amber

Type

Journal Article

Bibliographic Citation

Wakimoto, Diana K., and Christine S. Bruce. "Academic Librarians' Varying Experiences of Archives: A Phenomenographic Study." Journal Of Academic Librarianship 40, no. 5 (September 2014): 452-459. Professional Development Collection, EBSCOhost.

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Citation

Wakimoto, Diana K.; Bruce, Christine S., “Academic Librarians' Varying Experiences of Archives: A Phenographic Study,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/327.