Unpacking the Librarian's Cabinet of Curiosity

TIME FRAME
2011 – present
TOTAL FUNDING TO DATE
$6,500

For over two millennia, librarians have played a critical role in the production and transmission of knowledge. They have helped to collect, catalogue, and curate a vast range of materials that constitute much of our cultural heritagefrom epic poetry on papyrus scrolls to PDFs of scholarly articles. This project interrogates these practices by building a librarian's cabinet of curiosity, and populating it with explicit examples of the mundane activities that occur in and around the library.

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Unpacking the Librarian's Cabinet of Curiosity

Personnel

Unpacking the Librarian's Cabinet of Curiosity
Bonnie Mak
Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding Agencies

University of Illinois Research Board — 2012 — $6,500

Research Areas

History of Information