This presentation includes four parts. In the first part, I define the meaning of three concepts including Collective Memory, Historical Forgetfulness and Social Amnesia and illustrate the conceptual links among them. I also explain the similarities and differences among four kinds of memories which are personal memory, social/collective memory, historical memory and archival memory. In the second part, I briefly review what GLAM industry (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) has been done globally so far as Memory Institutions to save our social/collective memories and protect us from historical forgetfulness and social amnesia. In the third part, I provide a number of themes and trends that LIS scholars need to consider to study the value and importance of various types of memories and the contextual elements that affect our understanding about them. Finally, I mention a number of technological, cultural and ethical challenges that memory institutions are facing at the moment and need to find effective solutions for them in the near future. Because at the end our personal and social memories determine who we are and how we live.
|Publication status||Published - 27 Nov 2019|
|Event||School of Information Studies Research Seminars - Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia|
Duration: 27 Nov 2019 → 27 Nov 2019
|Seminar||School of Information Studies Research Seminars|
|Abbreviated title||Information Science|
|Period||27/11/19 → 27/11/19|
Mansourian, Y. (2019). The role of GLAM industry in saving our collective memories and protecting us from historical forgetfulness and social amnesia. Paper presented at School of Information Studies Research Seminars, Wagga Wagga, Australia. https://cdn.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/3339587/SOCM-SISRxSem2019.Mansourian.27NovOct2019.pdf