New from the University of Toronto Press: Better Off Forgetting? Essays on Archives, Public Policy, & Collective Memory

The UofT Press released this publication in September.  It brings together essays from a who’s who of archivists to explore the landscape of rapidly changing information against the role of archives in gathering and preserving our collective memory.  The essays cover relevant topics to subject of archives and human rights such as the use of archives for reconciliation in regions affected by armed conflicts, the census wars in Canada, access and privacy, and accountability and the public sphere.  The essays come from some of the archivists who have had the most influence on this blog.  The essays were authored by Tom Adami, Marion Beyea, Robert Cole, Terry Cook, Terry Eastwood, Jo-Ann Munn Gafuik, Chris Hackett, Yvette Hackett, Martha Hunt, Tom Nesmith, Robert Steiner, Doug Surtees, Shelley Sweeney, and Bill Waiser.

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