Archives and the computer

Archives and the computer

2nd Edition - January 23, 1986

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  • Author: Michael Cook
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483101088

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Archives and the Computer deals with the use of the computer and its systems and programs in archiving data and other related materials. The book covers topics such as the scope of automated systems in archives; systems for records management, archival description, and retrieval; and machine-readable archives. The selection also features examples of archives from different institutions such as the University of Liverpool, Berkshire County Record Office, and the National Maritime Museum.The text is recommended for archivists who would like to know more about the use of computers in archiving of records and other related information.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    List of Illustrations

    Chapter 1 Computer Systems

    Chapter 2 Systems For Records Management

    Chapter 3 Systems For Archival Description, Retrieval and Management

    Chapter 4 Machine-Readable Archives

    Glossary of Technical Terms


    A Select Directory Of Archival Systems

    B Guidelines For Selection Of Machine-Readable And Related Records For Permanent Preservation

    C Access To Files In The Machine-Readable Archives

    Notes And References

    Select Bibliography


Product details

  • No. of pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1986
  • Published: January 23, 1986
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483101088

About the Author

Michael Cook

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Head of Education and Development, East of Englan Strategic Health Authority, East of England Multi-Professional Deanery, Cambridge, UK

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