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Archives : principles and practices

Author: Laura Millar
Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010.
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This handbook addresses the contextual, strategic, operational, and practical issues associated with creating an archival program. Millar covers the critical topics you need to know to improve your professional skills, including: Establishing principles, policies, and procedures; managing day-to-day operations; caring for different types of archival materials; enhancing outreach and public access; ensuring the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Millar, Laura, 1959-
Archives.
New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010
(OCoLC)768134186
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Millar
ISBN: 9781555707262 1555707262
OCLC Number: 639940963
Description: xxiii, 280 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. What are archives? : From knowledge to record ; Content, structure and context ; From records to archives ; The form of archives ; Archives and artefacts ; Why keep archives? --
2. Archival institutions: creatures of history and culture : Archives, power and the people ; The concept of the fonds ; Types of archival institution --
3. Archival service: a matter of trust : The duties of the archivist ; The skills of the archivist ; Archival codes of ethics ; The impact of legislation ; Developing a policy framework ; Matters of administration --
4. Protecting archives : What is preservation? ; Understanding and responding to archival hazards ; Developing a preservation plan ; Emergency planning ; Storing media materials --
5. Provenance, original order and respect des fonds : The principle of provenance ; The principle of original order ; The principle of respect des fonds ; The concept of the fonds ; Challenging traditional perspectives ; Assigning names --
6. Appraising and acquiring archives : Appraisal for acquisition ; Appraisal for selection ; Sampling, weeding and culling ; Other appraisal considerations ; Acquiring archives ; Accessioning archives ; Deaccessioning ; Monetary appraisal --
7. Arranging and describing archives : Archival levels of arrangement ; The practicalities of arrangement ; Describing archives ; Presenting content ; Providing access to descriptive information ; Putting the description together ; Establishing priorities --
8. Making archives available : Equal access ; The reference environment ; Documenting reference services ; Cost recovery and profit making ; Outreach ; Digitization of archives ; Measuring success --
9. The challenge of digital archives : Clarifying language ; Electronic records issues ; Developing electronic records and archives policies ; The importance of standards ; The process of managing electronic archives ; The role of a digital depository ; Staying current --
To learn more : Journal literature ; National and state institutions ; Professional associations ; Additional reading.
Responsibility: Laura A. Millar.

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This handbook addresses the contextual, strategic, operational, and practical issues associated with creating an archival program. Millar covers the critical topics you need to know to improve your professional skills, including: Establishing principles, policies, and procedures; managing day-to-day operations; caring for different types of archival materials; enhancing outreach and public access; ensuring the growth and sustainability of the institution and its services. For anyone involved in collecting, curating, and managing archives, both novice and experienced.

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