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Library and Information Studies for Arctic Social Sciences and Humanities

ISBN 9780367608255
Published May 30, 2022 by Routledge
486 Pages 108 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Library and Information Studies for Arctic Social Sciences and Humanities serves as a key interdisciplinary title that links the social sciences and humanities with current issues, trends, and projects in library, archival, and information sciences within shared Arctic frameworks and geographies.

Including contributions from professionals and academics working across and on the Arctic, the book presents recent research, theoretical inquiry, and applied professional endeavours at academic and public libraries, as well as archives, museums, government institutions, and other organisations. Focusing on efforts that further Arctic knowledge and research, papers present local, regional, and institutional case studies to conceptually and empirically describe real-life research in which the authors are engaged. Topics covered include the complexities of developing and managing multilingual resources; working in geographically isolated areas; curating combinations of local, regional, national, and international content collections; and understanding historical and contemporary colonial-industrial influences in indigenous knowledge.

Library and Information Studies for Arctic Social Sciences and Humanities will be essential reading for academics, researchers, and students working the fields of library, archival, and information or data science, as well as those working in the humanities and social sciences more generally. It should also be of great interest to librarians, archivists, curators, and information or data professionals around the globe.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Running up the Arctic Information Highway

Igor Krupnik

1. Introduction: Why this Book and Why the Arctic?

Spencer Acadia and Marthe Tolnes Fjellestad

2. Exploring the Rough Edges of the Arctic Field Experience with University Students: Bridging the Natural and Social Sciences 

Mark Safstrom and Jennifer Burnham 

3. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Community-Based Participatory Research: A Case Study with Gwich’in Alaska Natives 

Michael Koskey 

4. Controlled Vocabulary and Indigenous Terminology in Canadian Arctic Legal Research 

Nadine Hoffman 

5. The North-South Attraction: Forging New Relationships between Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic and Archives in the South 

Shelley Sweeney and Cheryl Avery 

6. Here is Where We See: Cinema, Academic Libraries, and Northern Community Intellectual Life 

Morgon Mills, Mark David Turner, Martha MacDonald and Ashlee Cunsolo 

7. The Significance of Arctic Snow: Making Sense of the Photographic Archive from the Norwegian Lappmarken Expedition 1911-1912

Ola Søndenå 

8. Repeat Photography and Archives: A Humanities-Based Dialogue with the History of Ice in Svalbard 

Tyrone Martinsson 

9. A Descriptive Analysis of Selected Archives at the Barents Centre of Humanities: Russian Arctic Expedition Artists in the 19th and Early 20th Century

Olga Shabalina, Medeya Ivanova, Evgenia Patsia, and Ekaterina Shabalina 

10. ‘Exhibiting the Arctic:’ A Humanities-Based Analysis of Climate Change Exhibitions at the Polar Museum in Tromsø 

Lena Aarekol, Marit Anne Hauan, and Hanne Hammer Stien 

11. Gateway to the Sámi Past: The Sámi Hidden in Archives from 18th Century Scandinavia

Harald Lindbach

12. Queering the Norwegian Archive: Skeivt Arkiv and Changing Concepts of Gender and Sexuality 

Hannah Gillow-Kloster and Runar Jordåen 

13. Accessing the Documentary Heritage of the Labrador Inuit: Collaboration on a Small-Scale Digitisation Project

Darren Furey and Stacey Penney 

14. Fieldwork on Kamchatka Peninsula and Creation of the Foundation for Siberian Cultures: Towards an Open Access Database of Indigenous Languages and Knowledge from the Russian Far East 

Erich Kasten 

15. Archival, Library, and Research Centres in Arkhangelsk: Librarians and Archivists as Specialists, Educators, and Researchers in Arctic Studies 

Konstantin Zaikov and Tatyana Troshina

Chapter 16: Preserving and Utilising an Arctic Research Image Collection: The Making of a New Publishing Platform at the National Institute of Polar Research

Yasuyuki Minamiyama, Hiroshi Kanda, and Akiko Osaka 

17.ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖃᕐᕕᒻᒥᑦ ᑎᑭᓵᒃᓴᐃᑦ = Nunavummi Uqalimaagaqarvimmit Tikisaaksait = Nunavut’s Library Catalogues and the Preservation and Promotion of Inuit Language Materials

Carol Rigby

18. The University Library-Museum Complex as a Focal Point of Regional Arctic Social Science Research: The Case of St. Petersburg State University

Alexander Sergunin 


Marthe Tolnes Fjellestad

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Spencer Acadia is an Assistant Professor of Research Methods and Information Science at the University of Denver in Denver in the USA.

Marthe Tolnes Fjellestad is an Academic Librarian at the University of Bergen Library in Norway and the Academic Director of its Picture Collection, Department of Special Collections.