Document Type

Article

Date

2001

Embargo Period

8-1-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Library, Special Collections

Language

English

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

After explaining the specialness of special collections, Manwaring compares the processing of books and serials, with their preselected, pre-organized content, to the processing of manuscripts, which "reflect the chaos inherent in real life." The latter requires "total immersion" in order to "discover and reflect the underlying structure of the individual's life experience" while making his or her papers accessible to scholars.

Source

local input