Archives for Maintaining Community and Society in the Digital Age Book

Archives for Maintaining Community and Society in the Digital Age

  • Author : Keiji Fujiyoshi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-12-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811585142

Archives for Maintaining Community and Society in the Digital Age Excerpt :

This book explores how a society accepts and utilizes a system of archives to improve the quality of people’s lives at each level of community, organization, and government. This is the first book that examines the political, economic, and social background that has prevented the development of archival systems in Japan in comparison with other societies of different cultures such as the United States, Romania, India, and Korea. An archival system is an indispensable tool to live in the present and create a future by sharing an understanding of the past. For that reason, this book considers what “respecting the past” means from the point of view that people experience in their workplace to reconcile tragic experiences such as conflict, injustice, or corruption. Then the book shows how a system of archives plays a significant role in a democratic society because it serves as a foundation of evidence-based decision making for a specific group or the public. Thus, this volume provides guidance for ways that a society can build a common understanding of the importance of sharing the past to maintain community and society.

Whose Global Village  Book
Score: 3
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Whose Global Village

  • Author : Ramesh Srinivasan
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479856084

Whose Global Village Excerpt :

A call to action to include marginalized, non-western communities in the continuously expanding digital revolution In the digital age, technology has shrunk the physical world into a “global village,” where we all seem to be connected as an online community as information travels to the farthest reaches of the planet with the click of a mouse. Yet while we think of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as open and accessible to all, in reality, these are commercial entities developed primarily by and for the Western world. Considering how new technologies increasingly shape labor, economics, and politics, these tools often reinforce the inequalities of globalization, rarely reflecting the perspectives of those at the bottom of the digital divide. This book asks us to re-consider ‘whose global village’ we are shaping with the digital technology revolution today. Sharing stories of collaboration with Native Americans in California and New Mexico, revolutionaries in Egypt, communities in rural India, and others across the world, Ramesh Srinivasan urges us to re-imagine what the Internet, mobile phones, or social media platforms may look like when considered from the perspective of diverse cultures. Such collaborations can pave the way for a people-first approach toward designing and working with new technology worldwide. Whose Global Village seeks to inspire professionals, activists, and scholars alike to think about technology in a way that embraces the realities of communities too often relegated to the margins. We can then start to visualize a world where technologies serve diverse communities rather than just the Western consumer.

Love and Society Book

Love and Society

  • Author : Swen Seebach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-04-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317621485

Love and Society Excerpt :

Why does love matter? Love and Society discusses the meaning and importance of love for contemporary society. Love is not only an emotion that occurs in our intimate relationships; it is a special emotion that allows us to relate to each other in a lasting fashion, to create out of our individual pasts a shared past, which enables us to project a shared future. Bringing together the idea of Simmel’s second order forms with theories of love, this insightful volume shows that the answer to why love is so central to society can be found in the social transformation of the last two centuries. It also explains how we can build our strongest social bonds on the fragility of an emotions thanks to the creation of "special moments" (love rituals) and "intimate stories" (love myths) that are central to the weaving of lasting social bonds. Going to the cinema, reading a book together or sharing songs are forms of weaving bonds of love and part of the cycle of love. But love is not only shared between two people; the desire and the search for love is something we share with almost all members of society. With rich empirical data, an analysis of love’s transformation in modernity, and a critical engagement with classical and contemporary theorists, this book provides a lively discussion on the meaning and importance of love for today’s society. It will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in fields such as Sociology of Emotions, Sociological Theory and Sociology of Morality.

Archives  Accountability  and Democracy in the Digital Age Book

Archives Accountability and Democracy in the Digital Age

  • Author : Keiji Fujiyoshi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813367159

Archives Accountability and Democracy in the Digital Age Excerpt :

This book is the first attempt to introduce the current status of archival practices in Japan as well as the basic views of the populace on making records accessible to English readers. In general, Japan has not paid sufficient attention to keeping and utilizing records except in the field of historical research. This book thus examines Japanese attitudes about history, records management, information acts, the status of archivists of the constitution, and genealogical research practices and a description of archives. Consequently, such investigations clarify how both private and public archives function or fail to do so in those spheres of Japanese society. In addition, this book presents the efforts in wartime record keeping in Australia, which is significantly different from how the Japanese deal with such records. This book therefore provides a clear and concrete picture of the status of current archival practices in Japan and the thinking that underlies them. On the basis of such examinations, this book enables readers to understand to what extent and how the past affects the present through archives, to recognize the importance of archives, and to respect the past in order to maintain and develop perspectives in people’s lives.

Participatory archives in a world of ubiquitous media Book

Participatory archives in a world of ubiquitous media

  • Author : Natalie Pang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317487241

Participatory archives in a world of ubiquitous media Excerpt :

The media environment of today is characterised by two critical factors: the development and adoption of ubiquitous mobile devices, and the strengthening of connectivity enabled by advances in ICT infrastructure and social media platforms. These developments have changed interactions and relationships between citizens and cultural custodians, as well as the ways archives are developed, kept, and used. Archives are now characterised by greater socialisations and networks that actively contribute to the signification of cultural heritage value. A range of new stakeholders, many of whom include the public, have sought to define what needs to be collectively remembered and forgotten. The world in which one or a few professional archivists worked on the sole mission of shaping how a society remembers is being displaced by a more democratised culture and the new generation of digitally networked archivists that are its natives. Using a range of case studies and perspectives, this book provides insights to the many ways that ubiquitous media have influenced archival practices and research, as well as the social and civic consequences of present-day archives. This book was published as a special issue of Archives and Manuscripts.

Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives Book
Score: 4
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Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives

  • Author : Gregory S. Hunter
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838947272

Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives Excerpt :

Newly revised and updated to more thoroughly address our increasingly digital world, including integration of digital records and audiovisual records into each chapter, it remains the clearest and most comprehensive guide to the discipline.

Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age Book

Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

  • Author : Susan L. Mizruchi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030333737

Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age Excerpt :

The role of archives and libraries in our digital age is one of the most pressing concerns of humanists, scholars, and citizens worldwide. This collection brings together specialists from academia, public libraries, governmental agencies, and non-profit archives to pursue common questions about value across the institutional boundaries that typically separate us.

Archives in the Digital Age Book

Archives in the Digital Age

  • Author : Lina Bountouri
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634586

Archives in the Digital Age Excerpt :

Archives in the Digital Age: Standards, Policies and Tools discusses semantic web technologies and their increased usage in distributing archival material. The book is a useful manual for archivists and information specialists working in cultural heritage institutions, including archives, libraries, and museums, providing detailed analyses of how metadata and standards are used to manage archival material, and how this material is disseminated through the web using the Internet, the semantic web, and social media technologies. Following an introduction from the author, the book is divided into five sections that explore archival description, digitization, the preservation of archives, the promotion of archival material through social media, and current trends in archival science. Addresses the most important issues within the archival community, covering current trends and the future of archival science Presents an original perspective on the use of social media by archival institutions Provides innovative, interdisciplinary research that incorporates archives and information management Discusses the dissemination of archival material using semantic web technologies

Anthropological Data in the Digital Age Book

Anthropological Data in the Digital Age

  • Author : Jerome W. Crowder
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030249250

Anthropological Data in the Digital Age Excerpt :

For more than two decades, anthropologists have wrestled with new digital technologies and their impacts on how their data are collected, managed, and ultimately presented. Anthropological Data in the Digital Age compiles a range of academics in anthropology and the information sciences, archivists, and librarians to offer in-depth discussions of the issues raised by digital scholarship. The volume covers the technical aspects of data management—retrieval, metadata, dissemination, presentation, and preservation—while at once engaging with case studies written by cultural anthropologists and archaeologists returning from the field to grapple with the implications of producing data digitally. Concluding with thoughts on the new considerations and ethics of digital data, Anthropological Data in the Digital Age is a multi-faceted meditation on anthropological practice in a technologically mediated world.

Sites of Popular Music Heritage Book

Sites of Popular Music Heritage

  • Author : Sara Cohen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134103188

Sites of Popular Music Heritage Excerpt :

This volume examines the location of memories and histories of popular music and its multiple pasts, exploring the different ‘places’ in which popular music can be situated, including the local physical site, the museum storeroom and exhibition space, and the digitized archive and display space made possible by the internet. Contributors from a broad range of disciplines such as archive studies, popular music studies, media and cultural studies, leisure and tourism, sociology, museum studies, communication studies, cultural geography, and social anthropology visit the specialized locus of popular music histories and heritage, offering diverse set of approaches. Popular music studies has increasingly engaged with popular music histories, exploring memory processes and considering identity, collective and cultural memory, and notions of popular culture’s heritage values, yet few accounts have spatially located such trends to focus on the spaces and places where we encounter and engender our relationship with popular music’s history and legacies. This book offers a timely re-evaluation of such sites, reinserting them into the narratives of popular music and offering new perspectives on their function and significance within the production of popular music heritage. Bringing together recent research based on extensive fieldwork from scholars of popular music studies, cultural sociology, and museum studies, alongside the new insights of practice-based considerations of current practitioners within the field of popular music heritage, this is the first collection to address the interdisciplinary interest in situating popular music histories, heritages, and pasts. The book will therefore appeal to a wide and growing academic readership focused on issues of heritage, cultural memory, and popular music, and provide a timely intervention in a field of study that is engaging scholars from across a broad spectrum of disciplinary backgrounds and theoretical perspectives.

BiblioTech Book
Score: 3.5
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  • Author : John Palfrey
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465040605

BiblioTech Excerpt :

Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information. In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information available online. And libraries, which play a crucial role in making these skills and information available, are at risk. In order to survive our rapidly modernizing world and dwindling government funding, libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible—by digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online. Not all of these changes will be easy for libraries to implement. But as Palfrey boldly argues, these modifications are vital if we hope to save libraries and, through them, the American democratic ideal.

Record Making and Record Keeping in Early Societies Book

Record Making and Record Keeping in Early Societies

  • Author : Geoffrey Yeo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429620089

Record Making and Record Keeping in Early Societies Excerpt :

Record-Making and Record-Keeping in Early Societies provides a concise and up-to-date survey of early record-making and record-keeping practices across the world. It investigates the ways in which human activities have been recorded in different settings using different methods and technologies. Based on an in-depth analysis of literature from a wide range of disciplines, including prehistory, archaeology, Assyriology, Egyptology, and Chinese and Mesoamerican studies, the book reflects the latest and most relevant historical scholarship. Drawing upon the author’s experience as a practitioner and scholar of records and archives and his extensive knowledge of archival theory and practice, the book embeds its account of the beginnings of recording practices in a conceptual framework largely derived from archival science. Unique both in its breadth of coverage and in its distinctive perspective on early record-making and record-keeping, the book provides the only updated and synoptic overview of early recording practices available worldwide. Record-Making and Record-Keeping in Early Societies will be of interest to academics, researchers, and students engaged in the study of archival science, archival history, and the early history of human culture. The book will also appeal to practitioners of archives and records management interested in learning more about the origins of their profession.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Future of Africa and Policy Development Book

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Future of Africa and Policy Development

  • Author : Tshabangu, Icarbord
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-03-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799887737

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Future of Africa and Policy Development Excerpt :

Despite several idealistic efforts towards a united Africa, the term remains a hypothetical concept symbolizing a desired federal state on the continent. While globalization and interconnectedness have brought prosperity in some parts of the world, Africa has not generally benefited from global decisions. These decisions, policies, and practices have tended to be wholly influenced by the rich and powerful countries and their transnational agencies and corporations in pursuit of their national interests. Faced with such enormous external economic and political forces, the divided and powerless African states have been unable to bargain for lucrative economic deals or pursue national interests for the benefit of their people, hence the need to examine what exists in varied fields and the emerging trends for the future. Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Future of Africa and Policy Development addresses critical issues and challenges in Africa and seeks to examine and understand the future trends in Africa through a deconstructive interrogation of present trends. Covering a wide range of topics such as sustainability, equality, and democracy, it is ideal for researchers, academicians, students, economists, policymakers, political parties, trade unions, and NGOs.

Identity  Sexuality  and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age Book

Identity Sexuality and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age

  • Author : Wright, Michelle F.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2016-12-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522518570

Identity Sexuality and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age Excerpt :

Technology has become ubiquitous to everyday life in modern society, and particularly in various social aspects. This has significant impacts on adolescents as they develop and make their way into adulthood. Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the role of digital media and its impact on identity development, behavioral formations, and the inter-personal relationships of young adults. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as self-comparison, virtual communities, and online dating, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers and professionals seeking current research on the use and impact of online social forums among progressing adults.