School of Information
 Previously School of Library & Information Studies

 Michael Buckland,   Professor.   buckland@sims.berkeley.edu

 Cultural Heritages, Information, and Society

There are large political and economic vested interests in how individuals and groups perceive themselves and how they perceive, and are perceived by, others.  At stake are issues of identity, self-esteem, political loyalty, and the politics of patriotism and of ethnic identity.  Whose history is to be preserved and presented?   Whose account is to be presented?   How neutral can libraries, museums, textbooks, and the interpretations of historic sites be? The nature and political sensitivity of cultural heritages and ethnic identity force attention to basic issues concerning the nature and impact of information and its presentation beyond those usually studied in relation to information managment and information systems.
 -  Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI). Consortium for digitized cultural resources.
 -  Diversifying the mediation function: Introduction to the conference theme. Digital documents and society, 4. Zagreb, 2013. Proceedings published as : La médiation numérique : renouvellement et diversification des pratiques: Actes du colloque "Document numérique et société", Zagreb, 2013. [Eds.] J. Boustany et. al. Brussels : De Boeck, 2014. pdf. Also, pp 143-154: M. Buckland, P. Golden, B. Pateman, & R. B. Shaw. Editors notes: An example of changed mediation. pdf.
 -  Cultural Heritage (Patrimony): An Introduction. Tutorial, Summer School on Records, Archives and Memory Studies, University of Zadar, Croatia, May, 2013. pdf.
 -  Cultural Heritage, Memory Institutions, and Technology. Presentation at the Conference on Technology, Culture, and Memory, November 2013, Recife, Brazil. pdf. ppt.
 -  Histories, heritages and the past: The case of Emanuel Goldberg. Paper at the Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems, Philadelphia, November 15-17, 2002.
 -  Separate Lives: Broken Dreams Chinese Exclusion Act documentary website.
 -  Language maps: An Introduction" (Shanghai 2005) (ppt).
 -  Draft Supplement [html], [pdf] to Boccaccio in English bibliography.
 -  Austronesian Cultures in Taiwan: Studies Supported by the Berkeley Shung Ye Fund.
 -  SIMS 142:   Access to American cultural heritages. AC..   This undergraduate course examines how information concerning cultural heritage is created, disseminated, managed, and used, especially in the U.S.A.
 -  Cultural Heritage Resources for K-12: A Sample Lesson Plan, prepared by Linda Cathryn Everstz, October 7, 1998.
 -  Access to American Cultural Heritages: A Study Guide to Issues of Representation, Delivery and Control. [ html] and [ pdf]. Created by Janice Woo in collaboration with Professor Michael Buckland for SIMS 142 Access to American Cultural Heritages. Funded by a Berkeley campus Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Instructional Minigrant.
 -  Sheet Music: A Window on 19th-Century California, a project by Professor Mary Kay Duggan. Funded, 1996-97, by a grant to the School of Information Management and Systems from the California State Library under the Federal Library Services and Construction Act, California State Library.
 -  Infosys 290:2. Special topics: Information in societies - Fall 1996. A course exploring the creation, dissemination, management, and use of information in society for economic, political, and social purposes.
 -  Language maps: Introduction. ECAI Shanghai, 2005. [ppt].

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