This article posits that archivists are inspired by broad, grand, and even transcendent ideals that guide their work, but that those ideals are beyond their grasp. The inability to attain these ideals sets archivists up to experience frustration and disappointment. By developing a moderate disposition,1 archivists can productively cope with disappointment and still be guided by their ideals to create great value through their work. The article focuses on three concepts or virtues of self-examination—enlarged thought, gratitude, and reverence—that can help archivists cultivate a moderate disposition.
Research Article| December 10 2014
Archival Ideals and the Pursuit of a Moderate Disposition
The American Archivist (2014) 77 (2): 444–458.
Scott Cline; Archival Ideals and the Pursuit of a Moderate Disposition. The American Archivist 1 October 2014; 77 (2): 444–458. doi: https://doi.org/10.17723/aarc.77.2.c1221u1183p6vh27
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