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    September 6th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing announce the publication of Archival Futures edited by Caroline Brown.

    It is widely acknowledged that the archival discipline is facing a time of change. The digital world has presented changes in how records are created, used, stored and communicated. At the same time, there is increased public debate over issues such as ownership of and access to information and its authenticity and reliability in a networked and interconnected world.

    Archival Futures draws on the contributions of a range of international experts to consider the current archival landscape and imagine the archive of the future. Firmly rooted in current professional debate and scholarship, the book offers thought provoking and accessible chapters that aim to challenge and inspire archivists globally and to encourage debate about their futures. Chapters cover the role of archives in relation to individuals, organisations, communities and society; how appraisal, arrangement, description and access might be affected in the future; changing societal expectations in terms of access to information, how information is exchanged, and how things are recorded and remembered; the impact of new technologies, including blockchain and automation; the place of traditional archives and what ‘the archive’ is or might become; the future role of the archive profession; and archives as authentic and reliable evidence

    Tom Nesmith (University of Manitoba), said 'Archives play a unique and powerful role in making the past available for an extraordinary array of current purposes. But do archives have a future, particularly given disruptive changes in communication technologies? Archival Futures addresses this and other challenges to find ways forward for the now pivotal role of archives in society.'

    The book will appeal to an international audience of students, academics and practitioners in archival science, records management, and library and information science.

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    Press and review copies contact:
    James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597

    Archival Futures | August 2018 | 176pp | paperback: 9781783301829 | £69.95 | hardback: 9781783302185 | £139.95 | eBook: 9781783302192

    Caroline Brown is Programme Leader for the archives programmes at the Centre for Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee where she is also University Archivist.. She is a Chair of Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland’s) Conference Committee, sits on its Professional Development Committee, having formerly served as the Chair of the Education, Training and Development Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee for ARA Scotland. She is a sits on the Section Bureau of the International Council on Archives Section on Archival Education and is active in ICA/SUV . She is an Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College and Panel Member and has written and spoken on a range of archival and recordkeeping issues. She is the editor of Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into practice (Facet, 2013).

    Jenny Bunn, University College London; Luciana Duranti, University of British Columbia; Joanne Evans, Monash University; Craig Gauld, University of Dundee; Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia; Michael Moss, Northumbria University; Gillian Oliver, Monash University; Sonia Ranade, The National Archives; Barbara Reed, consultant; Kate Theimer, writer, speaker and commentator; David Thomas, Northumbria University; Frank Upward, Monash University; Geoffrey Yeo University College London.

    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to pre-order from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: | Web: | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It will be available in North America from the American Library Association.

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    September 6th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Gale Digital Resources Now Available at Nearly 1,000 Libraries Across Maine

    AUGUSTA, Maine & FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 5, 2018 – Maine State Library has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide nearly 1,000 school, academic and public libraries throughout Maine with free access to Gale digital resources. These new resources provide Maine residents and students with high-quality content that supports learning, research, business, career development and personal enrichment. Now Maine libraries can provide exceptional research experiences to their learners and communities to meet their educational, informational and cultural needs. Maine residents and students can access these new resources at: Read Gale’s blog about the Maine State Library partnership. here:

    “Gale shares our passion and commitment in providing the best user experience possible,” said James Ritter, State Librarian of Maine. “This partnership enables us to accomplish this by providing Maine residents and students with easy access to valuable and reliable content, making our libraries stronger and transforming information into knowledge.”

    View video of Jennifer Stanbro, School Librarian and President-Elect, Maine Association of School Libraries, speaking to the value and ease of access to digital resources for Maine students, here:

    Gale’s new digital resources include databases, periodicals and reference content that are accessible 24/7 from any computer or mobile device without the use of a library card or password. This enables users to seamlessly access Gale’s authoritative content, eliminating barriers to access resources. Additionally, many of the resources feature integrated workflow tools from Google and Microsoft, as well as language translation, downloadable audio and easy ways to share and save content.

    “Libraries play a crucial role in making knowledge and learning accessible to enrich the economic development of the community, and user experience is key to making it happen,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We are thrilled to partner with the Maine State Library and together we will transform the research experience for libraries and patrons across the state by providing easy access to educational resources that empower learning and change.”

    Gale resources now available to Maine library users include:

    • Academic OneFile & General OneFile — with InfoTrac Collections: Full-text periodicals and popular magazines, plus, peer-reviewed journals aligned to the curriculum.

    • Books and Authors: A reader’s advisory database for discovery of books by author, genre and topic.

    • Career Transitions: Walks job seekers through resume building, career exploration and more.

    • ChiltonLibrary: Automotive repair and maintenance instruction for more than 2,600 vehicle makes and models.

    • Educator's Reference Complete: Academic journals and reports covering the education field.

    • Gale LegalForms: Access to a variety of document templates – including state-specific legal forms – from wills and rental agreements to forms needed for starting or managing a new business.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL): Gale’s online e-book platform provides users with 24/7 hassle-free access to Gale eBooks anytime, anywhere and from any mobile device.

    • GREENR: Authoritative reference content in the areas of the environment, energy and natural resources.

    • Health & Wellness Resource Center: Authoritative source for health information, updated daily.

    • Health Reference Center Academic: Current, reliable health data for students and professionals.

    • Informe Académico: Spanish-language periodicals.

    • InfoTrac Newsstand: Searchable access to more than 2,000 global newspapers, images, broadcasts and transcripts.

    • Kids InfoBits: Age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content to support elementary students’ research and homework needs.

    • Literature Resource Center: Represents the most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works, including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.

    • National Geographic Kids: Extensive archive of National Geographic Kids magazine with reputable, authoritative, age-appropriate digital content in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space.

    • Opposing Viewpoints In Context: Explore social, cultural and political issues through a rich presentation of pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics and more.

    • Research In Context: Authoritative, multimedia reference and periodical content with the most-studied topics for middle school students.

    • Scribner Writers Online: Contains more than 2,000 entries and essays on the lives and works of over 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries place the author’s work in personal and historical context.

    • Small Business Resource Center: Authoritative source on starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax and more. Updated daily.

    • Student Resources In Context: Offers cross-curricular authoritative content aligned to national and state curriculum standards that span core subjects.

    • Twayne's Authors Online: Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres.

    About Cengage and Gale
    Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit:

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    About Maine State Library
    The Maine State Library, established in 1831, works to provide and broaden access to library information services to all Maine citizens. It does this through direct public and outreach services, library development initiatives, and strong collection development and digitization efforts. Located in Augusta, Maine, the Maine State Library employs nearly 44 people. For more information, please visit:

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