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The Dorothy Howard Collection: Revealing the structures of folklore archives in museums

Jones, M, Darian-Smith, K ORCID: 0000-0001-7773-1205, Tout-Smith, D and McCarthy, G 2017 , 'The Dorothy Howard Collection: Revealing the structures of folklore archives in museums' , Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 45, no. 2 , pp. 100-117 , doi: 10.1080/01576895.2017.1328695.

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Abstract

In 2015–16 researchers from the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria undertook a collaborative project which sought to visualise archival data from the museum as a means to investigate the structure and context of the Dorothy Howard Collection. This article introduces Dorothy Howard’s work, which is part of the internationally significant Australian Children’s Folklore Collection, and looks at the project’s processes and outcomes, including the initial visualisations produced. In doing so, the authors highlight the data-intensive nature of such work, suggest the potential of visualisations to reveal collection structures, and outline possibilities for future projects and collaborations.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Jones, M and Darian-Smith, K and Tout-Smith, D and McCarthy, G
Keywords: Archives, museums, folklore, collection management, documentation, networks
Journal or Publication Title: Archives and Manuscripts
Publisher: Australian Society of Archivists Inc.
ISSN: 0157-6895
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/01576895.2017.1328695
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© 2017 Australian Society of Archivists

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