Building a Successful Archival Programme

1st Edition

A Practical Approach

Print ISBN: 9781843341628
eBook ISBN: 9781780630922
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th April 2006
Page Count: 200
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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.

Key Features

  • First book that attempts to de-mystify archives
  • Practical approaches without the use of technical jargon
  • Easy to follow Plans of Action


First time archivists, librarians or anyone who wants to learn how to organize an archives program

Table of Contents

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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…a very practical book for individuals., Archives primer