Managing Archives

Managing Archives

Foundations, Principles and Practice

1st Edition - March 31, 2006

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  • Author: Caroline Williams
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843341123
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630892

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Description

Managing Archives provides a practical guide to archives management. It has three main target audiences: those who have been tasked by their organization to manage its archives but who have no prior training; those who are starting out as professionals or para-professionals in a record keeping environment and need basic guidance; and students who are currently studying for a professional qualification. Basic guidance is supplemented by comprehensive references to professional literature, standards, web sites etc. to enable the reader to further their studies at their own pace. The text includes a range of optional activities that enable the reader to translate principles into practice and feel greater ‘ownership’ with the guidance.

Key Features

  • There is no similar book on the market
  • There is known demand both from practitioners and students
  • The book offers guidance in the implementation of archival processes in a range of institutional contexts, and enables a universal application

Readership

Those who have been tasked by their organization to manage its archives but who have no prior training, those who are starting out as professionals or para-professionals in a record keeping environment and need basic guidance, and students who are currently studying for a professional qualification

Table of Contents

  • Introduction; Principles and purposes of records and archives; Selection, appraisal and acquisition; Archival arrangement and description; Archival arrangement and description; Preservation; Managing an archive service.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2006
  • Published: March 31, 2006
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843341123
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630892

About the Author

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams is University Librarian at the University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia. UQ is a member of the research-intensive Group of Eight universities in Australia, and has over 50,000 students. The focus of her role is enhancing the student experience, developing partnerships and collaborative ways of working, and building support for research. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Caroline has led the transformation of services and scaling up of all things digital. Prior to UQ, Caroline was Director of Libraries, Research and Learning Resources, at the University of Nottingham, UK, and the Deputy Director of Mimas, a national data centre at the University of Manchester. At Nottingham Caroline and her team implemented new systems, services, and space developments, and at Mimas she led on the delivery of a portfolio of national services and projects for the library and information community funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). She has also worked in a range of library roles at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Open University, and Nottingham Trent University. Caroline has written and presented about change management and digital transformation and is currently writing up a PhD thesis, “What is the role of the library in a modern university: a Bourdieusian analysis” for submission to the University of Nottingham, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Librarian at the University of Queensland, Australia

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