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Information Professional or Caretaker of "Old Stuff"
Annual meeting of the Conference of Inter-mountain Archivists (CIMA)
  • Daniel Davis, Utah State University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
5-12-2006
Abstract
Do archivists emphasize their role as technicians with specialized skills and knowledge or do they emphasize their role as sort of "semi-pro" historians? This debate has been around since the 1930s and is not likely to be decided any time soon. My argument is that young archivists cannot afford to take an either/or approach and must incorporate elements of both paths or risk obsolescence and/or continued low salaries.
Citation Information
Daniel Davis. "Information Professional or Caretaker of "Old Stuff"" Annual meeting of the Conference of Inter-mountain Archivists (CIMA) (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_davis/3/