Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice

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Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
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Collection appraisal is an integral part of archival work and this unique professional reference source provides detailed information on the most recent techniques and recommendations in the face of the flood of information now facing information specialists, records managers, knowledge managers, and archivists. Archival Appraisal provides examples of: acquisition planning processes; acquisition policies; acquisition procedures; appraisal criteria and appraisal report forms. It is an excellent introduction to the subject with a clear, reader-friendly layout, giving sound explanations of theory and explaining the practices of archive appraisal. There is also a glossary of terms with detailed explanations of their meanings. This work is an essential reference work for anyone who has responsibilities for archives and their management and use.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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What is it? Who does it? Why is it done?
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CHAPTER TWO Appraisal and archival appraisal in modern organizations purpose participants roles and responsibilities
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CHAPTER THREE The many views on appraisal in archive programmes
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CHAPTER FOUR Archival appraisal briefly reviewed in historical context
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CHAPTER FIVE Practising appraisal common grounds and common problems
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CHAPTER SIX Architecture of responsible appraisal a foundation and a framework
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CHAPTER SEVEN A brief general summary
129
An introductory study guide
139
Backmatter
161
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