Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice

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Walter de Gruyter, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 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 and is clearly laid out, 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. Thanks to its reader-friendly layout, numerous clear examples and practical explanations, this volume offers an excellent introduction to the subject.
 

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Contents

An overview of appraisal What is
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Appraisal and archival appraisal
23
The many views on appraisal
41
Archival appraisal briefly reviewed
59
Practicing appraisal common grounds
81
Architecture of responsible appraisal
111
A brief general summary
129
An introductory study guide
139
Appendixes
161
CCA Acquisitions Planning Process
187
Appraisal report form City of Toronto
213
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