The Future of the Book as an Archive Document

By Luz del Carmen Vilchis Esquivel.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: March 28, 2014 $US5.00

The book is a designed object, a record of visual information to be recognized as part of a design dossier. Here the design of the book will be supported as a document linked to the information and concepts of contemporary archives. One of the most important problems in the design collections has to do with actions such as sorting, evaluating, describing, and managing objects like books. The systematization of documents should include their classification into two denominations: the classification of background and the classification of the file or box funds. Methodologically, we will proceed with the bases of managing digital documents.

Keywords: Book, Design, Archives, Digital Documents

International Journal of the Book, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp.1-5. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 28, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 263.775KB)).

Prof. Luz del Carmen Vilchis Esquivel

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico, DF, Mexico

Luz del Carmen Vilchis Esquivel has been a professor at ENAP-UNAM since 1979, and she has been an instructor at UIA, DF campus [Mexico City], post-graduate of UIA Puebla, post-graduate EDINBA, UAM, and a post-graduate of the Habitat Faculty, SLP. She was the first graphic designer to become a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (CONACYT). Her education includes bachelor’s degrees in graphic design and philosophy, a master’s degree in communication and graphic design, a PhD in fine arts at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia; PhD in philosophy at UNAM, an honorary doctorate in educational philosophy from the Consejo Iberoamericano de Uruguay, a specialization in teaching, 8 diplomas, and 39 specialized courses. Esquivel is the author of 19 books, most notably Historia del Diseño Gráfico en México, the book that won the National Graphic Arts Award and the 2011 Antonio García Cubas Award for best scientific work on history. She has collaborated on 28 books, written 92 international articles and 18 teaching manuals, coordinated 21 research projects, and trained 81 researchers for the Academia Mexicana de las Ciencias and the Programa Delfín. A pioneer in training designers and artists in digital technology, she organized 4 university laboratories and taught courses to more than 4,000 designers and 300 companies, advertising agencies, design offices, and institutions. From 2002 to 2006, she served as the only female director in 255 years at UNAM’s Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas [National School of Creative Arts], receiving recognition for academic trajectory in design from the Universidad de Palermo, Argentina, 2013.


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