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Archiving, Preservation, Curation

Defining the nature of data archives, their functions and their operation

Postmodern Values that Threaten National Data Archives

Following John Curtice's plenary address in Edinburgh about postmodernism and Session G3 on Transforming Data Archives, I wrote an essay outlining the threat that certain postmodern values pose for national data archives. This discussion summarizes this argument and proposes actions aligned with the IASSIST Strategic Plan to present a line of defense for data archives.
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    Publications Special issue: A pioneer data librarian
    Welcome to the special volume of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ (37):1-4, 2013). This special issue started as exchange of ideas between Libbie Stephenson and Margaret Adams to collect


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    A space for IASSIST members to share professional resources useful to them in their daily work. Also the IASSIST Jobs Repository for an archive of data-related position descriptions. more...

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