Research and the Manuscript Tradition PDF ePub eBook

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  • Format Name: Research and the Manuscript Tradition
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  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • Data Published: November 1997
  • ISBN: 9780810833487
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  • File Size: 24MB
  • Language: English
  • Number of Pages: 320 pages
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Researchers faced with using documentary sources for the first time, such as correspondence, diaries, and literary manuscripts, are plunged into a world far different from the familiar library setting, with its card or computer catalogs, bibliographies, and other resource-finding tools. Over and over, studies of research methodology among scholars reveal that they learn by some sort of collegial osmosis and general fumbling about until they figure things out. There is an easier way. Burke explains the professional techniques employed by archivists and manuscript curators, describing what they do and why, so the beginning researcher has a foundation for understanding how to search and access personal papers. Burke surveys problems of organization, access, alternative sources, and legal issues with amusing anecdotes and examples. Research and the Manuscript Tradition is a reflection on using manuscripts for research, administering manuscript and archival collections and institutions, and the lessons learned from teaching a manuscripts administration course for more than twenty years. It provides a solid theoretical base as well as practical advice and a glimpse of the satisfaction that can come from working with personal papers. Contents: Yuan Shih-Kai, Harriet Monroe, and the Manuscript Tradition- The Recovery of Reality- Opening the Doors to Scholarship- Gathering the Evidence- Mapping the Roads to the Past- Tradition Confronts Technology- Organizing a Life- Good Deeds Do Not Go Unrewarded- The Cultural Crypt- Not by Vaults and Locks...- Law, Curatorial Ethics, and the Researcher- Personal Communication in the Electronic Age.

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    Thunderforge
    14 March 2016

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    Carter
    6 April 2016

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      Kyoko
      16 August 2016

      I usually use photos listed as "free to use," or some similar term. Does this mean that these are not subject to the rules you mentioned. I searched for these images with the very best of intentions and was on at least one occasion unable to find find anyone linked to the image I used.You are right, it is a minefield especially for the uninitiated.

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      Maggert
      13 July 2016

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    Bradora
    8 June 2016

    You can read the first half of WIN on Wattpad, and the rest of the book is still being written С I hope to be done by the end of May, but no promises due to my health issues.

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