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2017

Illinois State University

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An Examination Of The Convergence Of Theory In Libraries And Archives, Eric Willey Jan 2017

An Examination Of The Convergence Of Theory In Libraries And Archives, Eric Willey

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

While the convergence of libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) has received considerable attention, a literature review indicates that integration has primarily occurred around digitization projects, exhibits, and budgets, while professional identity serves as a barrier to integration of scholarly work. The present study examines to what extent scholarly theory between archives and libraries has converged by surveying citations from 2008-2016 for top-rated library journals in archival journals (and vice-versa), examining Library of Congress Subject Headings of cataloged books and dissertations in OCLC WorldCat from 2008-2016, and examining papers generated by special projects related to convergence in LAMs. Findings indicate that ...