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Traces of humanity: Echoes of social and cultural experience in physical objects and digital surrogates in the University of Victoria Libraries

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dc.contributor.author Lanning, Robbyn
dc.contributor.author Bengtson, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-04T19:09:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-04T19:09:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-04-15
dc.identifier.citation Gordon Lanning, R., & Bengtson, J. B. (2016). Traces of humanity: Echoes of social and cultural experience in physical objects and digital surrogates in the University of Victoria Libraries. Cogent Arts & Humanities, 3(1), 1163042. http://doi.org/10.1080/23311983.2016.1163042 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/10.1080/23311983.2016.1163042
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7591
dc.description.abstract The relationships between primary source materials and their digital surrogates warrant consideration about how different materials translate into digitized forms. Physical primary source materials found in library special collections and archives and their digital surrogates challenge the viewer to consider what these objects are communicating through their materiality or lack thereof. For example, how does a clay tablet represent itself digitally, as compared to a parchment manuscript, or a paper accounts book? What qualities, stories or narratives do these resources communicate in their original forms, as digital surrogates, or when engaged with together, and how do these differ? How do both physical and digital resources serve as archival objects with the ability to reflect our social and cultural experiences—and indeed our humanity—back to us? As more and more library and museum resources are digitized and made open to researchers, such questions must be addressed as the use and reuse of digital surrogates becomes increasingly complex as digital scholarship evolves. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cogent Arts and Humanities en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Digital Humanities en_US
dc.subject Digital Libraries en_US
dc.subject Digitization en_US
dc.subject Materiality en_US
dc.subject Material Culture en_US
dc.subject Special Collections en_US
dc.subject Archives en_US
dc.subject Collective Memory en_US
dc.subject Libraries en_US
dc.subject Visual Studies en_US
dc.title Traces of humanity: Echoes of social and cultural experience in physical objects and digital surrogates in the University of Victoria Libraries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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