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    The Librarian and the Media Producer: Creating an Audio-Archive based on a Unique Collection

    Fallon, Helen and O'Brien, Anne (2015) The Librarian and the Media Producer: Creating an Audio-Archive based on a Unique Collection. In: Enhancing Teaching and Learning the 21st Century Academic Library: Successful Innovations that Make a difference. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, pp. 79-91. ISBN 978-1442247055

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    The Ken Saro-Wiwa Audio Archive is one example of how libraries can develop and extend the understanding of Special Collections, in this case a collection of death-row letters. Librarians need to give more thought to how to add value and understanding to Special Collections, and audio archives provide one possible route. There were extensive learning for both of the authors in the process; for the librarian, it was a journey of discovery into the world of sound; for the media producer, it was a journey through the sometimes complex area of Special Collections and Archives. Through collaborations, such as the one described below, libraries can maximise the visibility and use of their archives and special collections. Increasing visibility of such resources may help to acquire funding for new special collections, and may also encourage people to donate collections knowing that the library is open to exploring avenues to widely promote such collections.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Maynooth University; Kairos Communications; Ken Saro-Wiwa; Ogoni; Ken Saro-Wiwa Audio Archive;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 7664
    Depositing User: Helen Fallon
    Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 15:41
    Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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