Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives: A How-to-Do-It Manual, Volume 945

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1997 - Archives - 283 pages
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Archives result from the organic activity of an institution, and archivists deal at the group level. Thus, archival materials cannot be administered in the same way as most other library materials. Filled with checklists, diagrams, and real-life examples, this introduction to archival theory and practice is invaluable for anyone who works with records. Topics covered include setting up archives; appraisal and accessioning; acquisition strategies and policies; arrangement; description; reference and access; preservation; electronic records; and the archival profession.

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Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives: A How-To-Do-It Manual (How-to-Do-It Manuals for Libraries, No. 122)

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Archival educator Hunter (Palmer SLIS, Long Island Univ., NY) updates his excellent 1996 guide to include new information on digital records, archival encoding descriptions, copyright, and post-9/11 ... Read full review

Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives: A How-To-Do-It Manual (How-to-Do-It Manuals for Librarians, No 71)

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If you have to do archives, this is a very good book. Eminently practical and readable, it discusses everything from undertaking a records survey to issues involved in electronic archives. An ... Read full review


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Hunter, is an associate professor in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from New York University and previously worked as Manager of Corporate Records for ITT Corporation World Headquarters and Director of Archival Programs for the United Negro College Fund. He is both a Certified Records Manager and a Certified Archivists. He is much sought after as an author, speaker, and consultant in the areas of archives, records management, digital preservation, electronic records, and organizational history.

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