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Questioning the Past and Possible Futures: Digital Historiography and Critical Librarianship
Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies
  • Heidi Jacobs, University of Windsor
  • Calin Murgu, University of Windsor
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2017
Keywords
  • digital history,
  • digital humanities,
  • critical librarianship
Abstract

The role of history as a discipline is, as Burton and Sweeny claim, not only to transform our understanding of the past and the present but also to shape possible futures. Digital historical projects are transformative endeavors that attempt to negotiate and navigate the past and articulate these possible futures. Drawing on the foundational ideas of critical librarianship to “intervene in and disrupt” structural inequities and on examples from digital historiography, we argue for a more robust role for librarians within these transformative endeavors. In so doing, librarians can use conscious, deliberate, reflexive actions to work toward animating values central to librarianship.

Citation Information
Heidi Jacobs and Calin Murgu. "Questioning the Past and Possible Futures: Digital Historiography and Critical Librarianship" Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heidi-jacobs/24/