Evans, M. R. (2015). Modern Special Collections: Embracing the Future While Taking Care of the Past. New Review Of Academic Librarianship, 21(2), 116-128. doi:10.1080/13614533.2015.1040926
Summary: This article uses a broad framework to decipher certain archival concepts in academic librarianship: collection, connection, collaboration, and community. It uses that meaning to reflect on changing landscape of special collections. It comes up with very practical solutions to some common troubles facing modern special collections. It works to embrace the past with regards to the present and future in what Evans calls a “nontraditional strategic manner.”
Evaluation: I found this article is tremendously informative. It is an alternative method of going about the thought process-- as it contains literal thought and no measurable data-- but it produces several insightful notions about modern special collections work. The only problem is that the audience can’t be sure how well these methods work as they aren’t put to practice in anyway.