This book is about the value of archives in all of its connotations: value as evidence, memory, culture, source for a variety of practical purposes, and, most interestingly, value as means of financial gain for corporations. Each chapter emphasizes values in a variety of contexts: from Malawi, Australia, and the United Kingdom, to India, Hong Kong and Japan. In the process of discussing such values, several authors explain how archives came to be accumulated and preserved in their countries and how these processes have determined the value, as well as the worth, of their archives today. Though the chapters are rather uneven, the introduction contextualizes them well enough.
"Review of Do Archives Have Value?,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 7
, Article 17.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/17