Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice

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Walter de Gruyter, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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This title discusses the importance of collection appraisal in the context of archival work as a whole, beginning with an examination of the importance of appraisal for information specialists, records managers, corporate offices' information and knowledge managers, and archivists, against the background of the "information explosion."

"Archival Appraisal" is invaluable for all those responsible for the use and administration of archives. Thanks to its user friendly structure, the numerous clear examples and the practical explanations, this volume offers the user an exceptional introduction to the topic.

 

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Contents

An overview of appraisal What is
7
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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