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Cover for Radical Collections: Re-examining the roots of collections, practices and information professions Radical Collections: Re-examining the roots of collections, practices and information professions
Jordan Landes, Richard Espley (eds)
August 21, 2019

Do archivists ‘curate’ history? And to what extent are our librarians the gatekeepers of knowledge?

Libraries and archives have a long and rich history of compiling ‘radical collections’- from Klanwatch Project in the States to the R. D. Laing Archive in Glasgow- but a re-examination of the information professions and all aspects of managing those collections is long overdue.

This book is the result of a critical conference held at Senate House Library in 2017. The conference provided a space to debate the issues and ethics of collection development, management...