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Building a Successful Archival Programme

A Practical Approach

This valuable resource provides information on best practices and solutions to successfully establish an archival programme; it uses a practical approach, without the use of technical or theoretical jargon. Additionally it serves as a companion text in a theoretical archival course. The book provides easy-to-follow advice on how to assess the information needs of any institution and the greater community for which the archives were created to serve. Guidelines for achievable goals are provided for starting an archives programme in an environment where a small budget or even a ‘no budget’ can threaten the future of the archives.

Paperback, 200 Pages

Published: April 2006

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-162-8


  • …a very practical book for individuals., Archives primer


  • Introduction; First steps; Archival roadmap: practical considerations when writing archival policies; Getting to the core: You created your archives - now what?; The fine art of donor relations; Workspace and preservation with limited or no budget; Archives 101: arrangement, processing, description and finding aids; Access, archival reference and outreach; Conclusion.


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