International Genealogy and Local History: Papers Presented by the Genealogy and Local History Section at Ifla General Conferences 2001-2005

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This book contains the papers delivered at sessions organised by the Genealogy and Local History Section at the annual conferences of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) between 2001 and 2005; many of these are updated versions of the original presentations. The authors, all experts in their own fields, address those engaged in delivering genealogy and local history services in libraries, archives and museums across the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783598220364
  • Publisher: Saur, K.G. Verlag Gmbh & Company
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Series: IFLA Publications Series
  • Pages: 287

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Ruth Hedegaard, Vendsyssel historical Museum, Historical Archives, Hjoerring, Denmark; Elizabeth Anne Melrose , IFLA Genealogy and Local History Section, York, United Kingdom

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Table of Contents

2001 Genealogy and local history librarians making a difference to society in social and cultural development

Genealogy at the Library of Congress Judith Prowse Roach Roach, Judith Prowse 13

2002 Building on the past, investing in the future

Building on the past, investing in the future through genealogy and local history services Patrick Cadell Cadell, Patrick 19

Wales to the world, the world to Wales Rhidian Griffiths Griffiths, Rhidian 29

Serving genealogy and local history researchers - experiences in the analogical past and a peek into the digital future Margareta Bovin Bovin, Margareta 35

Digital access to archives : the Scottish Archive Network Project George MacKenzie MacKenzie, George 41

A Chinese cultural project - the compilation of the general Catalogue of Chinese genealogy Gu Yan Gu, Yan 47

2003 Co-operation between archives, libraries and museums

The benefits of archives, libraries and museums working together Ruth Hedegaard Hedegaard, Ruth 53

Co-operation and change : archives, libraries and museums in the United States Robert S. Martin Martin, Robert S. 65

If we can do it, so can you : the UK North Yorkshire digitisation project Elizabeth Anne Melrose Melrose, Elizabeth Anne 77

Library innovation is hard work : lessons from a Norwegian case study Bozena Rasmussen Rasmussen, Bozena 87

2004 Resources for immigrant history - their origins, lives and contributions

European emigration records, 1820-1925 George R. Ryskamp Ryskamp, George R. 99

Jewish settlements and Jewish genealogical research in Argentina Paul Armony Armony, Paul 111

Holocaust remembrance 2004 in East Renfrewshire, Scotland Liz McGettigan McGettigan, Liz DavidMcMenemy McMenemy, David Alan Poulter Poulter, Alan 127

From Europe to Misiones - sources for the study of immigration Belarmina Benitez de Vendrell de Vendrell, Belarmina Benitez 137

2005 Navigating the world of our ancestors

Using GIS to map genealogical data : getting started Anita K. Oser Oser, Anita K. 163

The English Jurisdictions Mapping Project Stephen C. Young Young, Stephen C. 173

Presenting maps and other spatial information on the Internet Peter Korsgaard Korsgaard, Peter 183

Library and information : literacy for "non-traditional"/mature students : some aspects of the Irish third-level experience Vibeke Kallar Kallar, Vibeke Michael O'hAodha O'hAodha, Michael 193

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