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Libraries and the Cultural Record

From: David B. Gracy II <gracy>
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2007
The second of two important essays by Randy Silverman appears in the
issue of Libraries and the Cultural Record that is now on its way to
subscribers.  The essay is: "Can't Judge a Book without Its
Binding," Libraries and the Cultural Record, 42:3 (2007).  The first
sentence tells you why you need to read it:

   "The history of research libraries is, in one important regard,
    the history of institutions in conflict with themselves."

Silverman's first offering in our pages--"Toward a National Disaster
Response Protocol," Libraries and the Cultural Record, 41:4
(2006)--looked at the history of two institutional catastrophes and
proposed creation of a National Disaster Center for Cultural
Property "capable of implementing an effective response in
situations where local resources and expertise are overwhelmed and
cultural property is at risk."

Libraries and the Cultural Record is a long-established journal of
history with a mandate, recently broadened to serve those fields
engaged in stewardship of the cultural record--conservation,
preservation, archival enterprise, librarianship, museum
administration, and information science.  We solicit and publish
articles and essays on the history of each of these fields of the
information domain, and particularly seek submissions that explore
relationships between and among them.

To learn more about the journal and to subscribe, visit

To discuss your article or essay ideas for Libraries and the
Cultural Record, write me.

David B. Gracy II, Editor
Editor, Libraries and the Cultural Record
Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise
School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station D7000
Austin, Texas 78712-0390
Fax: 512-471-8285

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