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Can History and Archives Reconnect: Bridging the Archival Divide

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740543
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894673 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0012
Can History and Archives Reconnect: Bridging the Archival Divide

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In a short, final chapter the authors raise the question of whether archives and history—archivists and historians—can reconnect in our digitalized “post-custodial” age, and why being better informed about both scholarly and archival practices might be the best (and only) way to bridge the new archival divide.

Keywords: private archives; collecting archives; digitization; Vatican Archive; interactive; subject guides; scholarship

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Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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