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What is 'Context' for e-Resources?

Speaker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director of Library Solutions, Credo Reference

Wednesday, March 2, 10AM EST / 3PM GMT / 3PM UTC or Wednesday, March 16, 1PM EST / 10AM PST / 5PM UTC

On vacation recently I read Craig Child's Finder's Keepers.  In it he described how removing archaeological artifacts from their discovery site reduced their value—mainly because displacement eliminates the context in which the artifact was created and used.  Archaeologists and museums might be able to protect the artifact by removing it but they are not able to re-create this context.  Are librarians and libraries facing this same problem? We often talk about providing the user their information 'in context'.  What does this mean?  What are the best practices in this area?

 

Recorded Wednesday, March 2, 10AM EST / 3PM GMT / 3PM UTC

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