This item is in: Chandos > Library management > Public and other non-academic librariesLibraries and Archives: A comparative study
Tomas Lidman, Consultant, Sweden
Chandos Information Professional Series
- offers a simple but comprehensive background to explain key issues behind the current debate
- provides librarians and archivists with arguments
- the author has more than 40 years experience on the national and international archive and library scene
Libraries and Archives analyses the facts and arguments behind an increasing debate as to what extent libraries and archives are fulfilling the same missions. Despite the fact that they have different legal statuses, legal frameworks, and the work-flow looks very different, some politicians and bureaucrats think that there is much to gain if the two institutions work closely together or even merge. To understand the present situation it is important to have an understanding of the role of libraries and archives and their shared history. Therefore the development up to the present day is analysed in the first chapters of the book. The book stimulates debate and brings forth valuable facts about the topic. The main focus is on national libraries and national and regional archives from an international point of view.
Readership: Students in library, information and archive science will find this book a useful contribution to their studies. Staff in both institutions working on a strategic level, and other professionals interested in this development, such as journalists and academic teachers, will also benefit from reading this book.ISBN 1 84334 642 7
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 642 5
140 pages 234 x 156mm paperback
£40.00 / US$70.00 / €50.00
Reprinting – not in stock at present
About the author
Dr. Tomas Lidman is currently leading a National Committee on Literature at the Ministry of Culture in Sweden. Until 2010 he was a national archivist in Sweden, and prior to this he was University Librarian in Stockholm. Dr. Lidman has overseen a variety of endeavours including project-leader in EU, IFLA, UNESCO, and Vice President of ICA (2005-2009). Since 2003 he has held the Presidency of the Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Stockholm and between 1995 and 2003 he was a national librarian. He took his PhD in History in 1979 and has written several books in History, Librarianship and Library history. In 2008 he wrote Scientific Libraries: Past development and future changes, for Chandos.
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Engaging Students with Archival and Digital Resources
Records Management for Museums and Galleries
Records Management and Knowledge Mobilisation
Building a Successful Archival Programme
- Ebla – archive or library?
- Alexandria – library or archive?
- Summary and reflections
National libraries and archives from early modern times to 1900
- The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe
- Founding of the institution – archives
- Libraries and legal deposit
- Summary and reflections on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
- The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries – fundamental changes
- Cataloguing, or how to describe the physical objects?
- Summary and reflections on the nineteenth century
- The transformation of library infrastructures
- The national bibliography as core activity
- The indispensible quality of union catalogues
- The content of legislation and its impact and challenges
- The New Age – meeting challenges and incorporating new technologies
- Legal support
- Problems and possibilities with standardisation
- Appraisal – challenging, but necessary
- Summary and conclusion
What’s in store?
- The digital crossroads
- Final words