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Archiving the Games: collecting, storing and disseminating the London 2012 knowledge legacy

Rackley, Andrew;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This thesis examines attempts made by the British Library (BL) and other memory institutions in the UK to archive the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It has a specific focus on the intersections between collecting, storing and disseminating the Games’ knowledge legacy. The thesis makes an original contribution to the sparse body of research into archiving sport and Olympic content. It adopts a distinctive theoretical framework and offers a critical interpretation of qualitative data gathered from interviews with key actors and memory institution agencies about their approach to sport and London 2012 in particular.\ud \ud The awarding of the Olympic and...
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