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Archives: Principles and Practices

Handbook / Manual

By: Laura Agnes Millar

Facet Publishing (formerly Library Association Publishing)

Hardback | Jul 2010 | #187305 | ISBN-13: 9781856046732
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About this book

Whether an institution has a collections orientation or whether it is primarily responsible for managing institutional archives in conjunction with an organizational records management programme, those responsible for its archives and records management need specialist advice and practical guidance in the successful establishment and operation of an archival facility built on sound principles.

This authoritative handbook, written by an archival professional with over 25 years' experience, offers just that. Addressing the contextual, strategic and operational issues associated with archives, the text covers everything the archivist needs to know: establishing principles, policies and procedures; managing day-to-day operations; caring for different types of archival materials; enhancing outreach and public access; and ensuring the growth and sustainability of the institution and its services.


What are archives? *#Archival institutions: creatures of history and culture *#Archival service: a matter of trust *#Protecting archives *#Provenance, original order and respect des fonds *#Appraising and acquiring archives *#Arranging and describing archives *#Making archives available *#The challenge of digital archives.

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Dr Laura A. Millar is an independent consultant in the fields of archival and information management, publishing and education. She has taught archives and information management, publishing, editing and writing in universities and colleges in Canada and internationally and has written and edited a large number of books and articles on these subjects.

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