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"Provenance" is already taking a beating -- why say more?
But it might be useful to point out that, for many art
museums, this venerable term has much to do with the value
of art and the whodunit issue, and now also with the
question of where it was between 1933 and 1945.

I would vote for "digiprocess" or something similar.

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001 22:50:16 -0400 Robin Wendler
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> On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Merrilee Proffitt wrote:
>
> > I can't suggest the perfect term, but I will weigh in
> AGAINST > provenance.  Preservation or process are fine
> with me.  But I sill never be > able to explain this
> "special" use of the word provenance to my rare book, >
> archives, and museum pals. >
> > Merrilee
>
>
> What she said. I still cringe remembering the bitter MARBI
> fight about provenance, which the archives and museums
> actually use in subtly different but fiercely defended ways
> (and I didn't even have a stake in it). There be dragons.
>
> --Robin
>
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