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Vita handskar på! : En studie i arkivariens syn på dess representation i dagens media. / White gloves on! : A study of archivists views of its representation in today’s media.

  • Eriksson, Viktoria
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2023
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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The aim of this study is to investigate what archivists think about their representation in today´s media.  Popular Tv-shows and other kind of media are frequent users of archives and its contents. Without the archives, many popular TV-shows would not exist. Why is it that media shows a picture of the archives and archivists in a way that does not correspond reality? Through interviews with archivist and a person working with media, this study will look at what the archivist thinks about how they and their profession is represented in media and its consequences, and what medias viewpoint is. This study aims to answer 1) How is todays media depicting archives according to archivists? 2) What does the process look like when the archives collaborate with the media? 3) What is the archivist’s viewpoint on how their profession is depicted in media? 4) How does the media's image of the archives affect the daily work of the archivist? Previous research is more focused on how archivists and archives are depicted in film, this study focuses on the real archivists, their opinion and the pros and cons of medias use of archives.

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