Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Collection Development

Hearing from Alice Crosetto and Daniel E. Feinberg we learned quite a bit about the use of cookbooks to understand cultural norms, economics and a generally good way of interesting children with a productive end. Jewish life and culture is often transmitted by means of food and eating together-- which was rather evident by the myriad of websites and books which have been published that detail these ideas.

Elizabeth Vernon explained that Harvard University collects advertisements- as they can be utilized for historical, economic and sociological studies to understand a community, their interests, goals and a window into the life that they live. From pamphlets to solicitations- Israeli and American Jewish advertising are being collected.

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