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

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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

Dr. Gregory S. Hunter is both a Certified Records Manager and a Certified Archivist. In August 2004, he was elected a fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and two of his books have received awards from SAA. Since January 1990, Dr. Hunter has been a professor in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science. He previously served as manager of corporate records for ITT Corporation and director of archival programs for the United Negro College Fund. From 2004-2009, Dr. Hunter served as the principal archivist and records manager on a team headed by Lockheed Martin to build an electronic records archives (ERA) for the National Archives and Records Administration. The team was awarded a $308 million contract in September 2005. Dr. Hunter is co-inventor on four patents in the area of digital preservation submitted by the project team in the United States and the European Union.  Dr. Hunter has been Editor of The American Archivist, the peer-reviewed journal of SAA, since 2012.

"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
--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