Managing Archives

1st Edition

Foundations, Principles and Practice

Authors: Caroline Williams
Paperback ISBN: 9781843341123
eBook ISBN: 9781780630892
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st March 2006
Page Count: 264
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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.

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


Details

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

Reviews

…a worthwhile addition to the student bookshelf and a book which could be given to non-professional staff with the injunction to read it., Business Archives: Principles and Practice


About the Authors

Caroline Williams Author

Caroline Williams is the Director of the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS).

Affiliations and Expertise

Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS), UK