May 2017 | 304pp
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This updated edition offers an international perspective on archives management, providing guidance relevant both to collections-based repositories and to organizations responsible for managing their own institutional archives.
Written in clear language with lively examples, the book outlines fundamental archival principles and practices, introduces core concepts and explains best-practice actions that archivists can take to ensure the documentary materials in their care are cared for as effectively as possible.
This revised edition contains expanded discussion of the impact of digital technologies on archival materials and archival practice and an examination of the changing role of the archivist in the digital age, as archival professionals find that they need to be directly engaged with the
creators of records in order to help ensure the preservation of valuable archives, for the present and for posterity. Topics addressed in the book include:
Readership: Archival practitioners, archival studies students and professors, librarians, museum curators, and others responsible for archival collections, community museums, local authorities, small governments, public and community libraries, and other agencies with archival responsibility.
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PART I: Principles
1. What are archives?
2. An overview of archival theories and concepts
3. The nature of archives
4. The uses of archives
5. Types of archival institution
6. Archival service as a public trust
7. Balancing access and privacy
PART 2: Practices
8. Establishing the archival institution
9. Appraising and acquiring archives
10. Preserving archives
11. Arranging and describing archives
12. Making archives available
13. Providing online access and reference
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National and state institutions
Glossary of terms