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The librarian as ethnographer: notes towards a strategy for the exploitation of cultural collections.

  Argues that the hybrid nature of collection development (electronic and print) requires a corresponding hybridised system of collection exploitation. Proposes a model for the exploitation of hybrid cultural collections that draws on ethnographic principles. Provides an example of this model - a “cultural map” - that enables librarians, users and researchers to make sense of the complex interactions that take place between the various elements of such hybrid collections.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 1997

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    MCB University Press

  • DOI:

    10.1108/01604959810238293

  • ISSN:

    0160-4953

  • Library of Congress:

    Z665 Library Science. Information Science

Citation

Atton, C. (1997). The librarian as ethnographer: notes towards a strategy for the exploitation of cultural collections. Collection Building. 17, 154-158. doi:10.1108/01604959810238293. ISSN 0160-4953

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Keywords

Collection management; Ethnography; National cultures;

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