iSchools and archival studies

Richard J. Cox, Ronald L. Larsen
2008 Archival Science  
Whispers and rumors about the iSchool movement lead some to fear that this represents yet another shift away from the valued traditions of library schools, threatening something far different than what library science pioneers ever envisioned. Predating the iSchool movement, however, were other programmatic shifts such as those that led to the formalization of graduate archival education. This essay argues that such evolution is essential to our future, as iSchools tackle the increasingly
more » ... x issues confronting a digital society. We consider the mission and history of iSchools and of archival studies, the basic elements and concepts of archival studies that are critical to iSchools, and the relationship between iSchools and the changing nature of personal and institutional archives.
doi:10.1007/s10502-009-9092-3 fatcat:bsy3ie6vxbhqtfki4imyybzhgm