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Re: Curatorial Responsibility, formerly Copyright of treasures

From:

Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 6 Oct 2005 23:36:12 -0400

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Libraries exist to further the educational needs of their host institutions. 
Everything else is secondary.

Steven Smolian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Curatorial Responsibility, formerly Copyright of 
treasures


> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steven Smolian" [log in to unmask]
>
>> The institution makes an investment in shelving space, heating, 
>> curatorial
>> services, etc., when it accepts a collection.  If building traffic is one
> of
>> its objectives, this being a factor determining budget, then travel to it
> is
>> certainly a legitimate requirement, though it may be expensive and
>> inconvenient to the pilgrim.
>>
>> Those archives which are part of university structures have, in addition,
>> the need to offer research materials for advanced degrees.  Obtaining 
>> such
>> collections is a more scholarly use of its funds than subsidizing sports
> and
>> should result in greater enrolment which again feeds the aquisition pool.
>> Intellectual fertilizer, if you will.
>>
> This, then, boils down to whether the institution maintains a
> library in order to survive, or vice versa! It seems logical to
> me that the presevation of civilization would require the
> maintenance of publicly accessible archives (the fact that I
> have a copy of a rare recording is no guarantee that it can
> be accessed!).
>
> As a parallel, we can consider the question of whether sports
> teams exist to help support the university or vice versa...
>
> ...stevenc
> http://users.interlinks.net/stevenc/
>
>
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