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The future of our recorded past: A survey of library and archive collections in Welsh repositories

Henderson, Jane ORCID: 2000. The future of our recorded past: A survey of library and archive collections in Welsh repositories. [Project Report]. LISC.

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Both devolution and the turn of the new millennium have encouraged decision makers in Wales to evaluate their priorities and to develop new approaches to meet national needs. i The approaches sought are not short term ‘quick fix’ solutions but sustainable and inclusive programmes that attempt to integrate differing needs and consider the implication of current activities on the future generations. This report contains 10 recommendations to ensure the sustainability of a vital element of Wales’s cultural identity: its recorded past. The excitement that surrounded the returning of Owain Glyn Dwr’s papers to the National Library is an indication of how historic collections can contribute to the shaping of a sense of community and civic pride. ii The 10 recommendations follow an extensive survey of library and archive collections in libraries, archives, museums, hospitals and universities in Wales. Two thirds of the two hundred and eighteen organisations approached responded to the questionnaire. The survey investigated current practice in the way that books and records are cared for and identified practical measures that could be implemented to ensure that a viable future for our recorded heritage which is a non- renewable resource.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Additional Information: A Report for the Libraries and Information Services Committee Wales
Publisher: LISC
Funders: LISC (Wales)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 07:57

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