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New Zealand Archivists' Attitudes to Outreach

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Alistair
dc.contributor.author Benbow, Hannah-Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-06T20:36:12Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-02T00:59:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-06T20:36:12Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-02T00:59:13Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/28365
dc.description.abstract Research problem: No research has been done into the practice of outreach in New Zealand, despite outreach being a popular point of discussion amongst archivists internationally and evidence that the practice is important to New Zealand archivists. Methodology: New Zealand archivists were surveyed using a questionnaire distributed to the New Zealand Records and the Records Information Professionals of Australasia email lists. The questionnaire was based on Tamar Chute's 2001 explanatory study of outreach amongst American university archivists. The number of New Zealand archivists reached by these lists cannot be obtained, however, the number of archivists currently practicing in New Zealand is approximately 447. The data obtained was analysed and compared to Chute's data. Results: Responses were received from approximately five percent of New Zealand archivists. Chute's findings were largely confirmed, with a tendency to see less activities as outreach by this study. Respondents also indicated that outreach was important to them professionally and that they saw it as important to the future of the archives. Implications: The small size of this survey means that it is not able to be generalised across the greater population. However, it does demonstrate that New Zealand archivists are interested in outreach practices and actively pursuing them. Suggestions for future research include the impact of outreach on use and users and long-term trends in outreach en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Outreach en_NZ
dc.subject Archivists en_NZ
dc.subject Archival practice en_NZ
dc.title New Zealand Archivists' Attitudes to Outreach en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Information Studies en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Information Studies en_NZ

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