Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives, Second Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

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$82.00
ALA Member: 
$ 73.80
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-467-4
Published: 
2003
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
457
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
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Library Journal and other review journals raved about the first edition of this now-standard guide. This new edition has been completely updated and expanded to include crucial new information on digital records, encoded archival description (EAD), copyright issues, post-9/11 security concerns, and international perspectives on these issues--content that makes this manual essential for archivists of all backgrounds. Setting up archives, appraisal and accessioning, acquisition strategies and policies, arrangement description, reference and access, preservation, and electronic records are just some of the topics covered in both theory and practice in this clear, comprehensive, and practical guide.

Gregory S. Hunter

"Not only a rich and ready reference tool but also a practical resource for solving problems ... A must for every archivist or aspirant to the profession."

--Catholic Library World
 
"A 'must-read' for anyone ... building or maintaining an archive."
--Library Bookwatch
 
"Excellent."
--Library Journal
 
"Hunter has provided the profession with a text that is best suited for beginning archivists and graduate students in archival studies or library science programs ... I recommend the text to academic librarians who are responsible for developing an archives for their institution, yet are not acquainted with the field of archives and manuscripts."
--Journal of Academic Librarianship