Another Wood Between the Worlds? Regimes of Worth and the Making of Meanings in the Work of Archivists

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Authors:

Huvila, Isto

Source:

The Information Society, Volume 31, Number 2, p.121–138 (2015)

URL:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2015.998103

Abstract:

Through interviews of Nordic archives professionals, this article explicates the transformation and complexities of the worth and meaning of archival records and archival work. The analysis shows how the worth and meaning of archival records and the work of archivists are constituted in a complex interplay of quasi-institutionalized orders of archival work, their associated but often conflicting regimes of worth and information, and changing local intermediary practices. Through interviews of Nordic archives professionals, this article explicates the transformation and complexities of the worth and meaning of archival records and archival work. The analysis shows how the worth and meaning of archival records and the work of archivists are constituted in a complex interplay of quasi-institutionalized orders of archival work, their associated but often conflicting regimes of worth and information, and changing local intermediary practices.

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