Archives and Archivists in the Information Age

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, Jan 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 325 pages
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In today's information world, the importance and need for archival collections and professionals to care for them cannot be understated. Noted professor and author Richard J. Cox provides an insightful guide to the new roles, responsibilities, and considerations for archival management. Cox examines the role of archival collections in public scholarship, distance learning, and the digital era. He explores the need for modern organizations that collect historical materials. Chapters guide readers through the creation of job descriptions and the hiring an archivists and consultants. Cox delineates the role of the archivist in the knowledge age; the profession's changing credentials and specialties; and the growing base of knowledge found in the field's scholarly works. Informative and timely, this guide contains vital new information for archivists, records managers, students, and all information workers who are interested in understanding the important roles archivists play in modern institutions and the information profession.

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Why Organizations Need Archival Consultants
How Organizations Define Archival Positions
Why Records Professionals Need to Explain

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About the author (2005)

Richard J. Cox is Professor in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences.

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