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Building a Successful Archival Programme: A Practical Approach

Handbook / Manual

By: Marisol Ramos

Chandos Publishing

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #162226 | ISBN: 184334162X
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Provides information on best practices and solutions to establish an archival programme. This book serves as a companion text in a theoretical archival course and provides advice on how to assess the information needs of an institution and the community for which the archives were created to serve.


Setting the stage - challenges facing archives; Why bother creating an archive the right way? - justifications for an unimpressed audience; Assessing the needs for success - the TOOL to start creating your archives; Strategic plan - why it fits the needs of your organization; The money blueprint - evaluating the financial requirements for a thriving archival program; Getting to the core - you created your archives, so now what?; 21st century challenges for the small, multicultural and/or non-profit organization; Appendices; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.

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Marisol Ramos has been involved with archives and libraries since 2000 as a librarian's assistant and archival processor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently, she is working as a research librarian at the Virginia Reid Moore Marine Research Library at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, California. Alma C. Ortega has been involved in library and archival organizations enhancing information services since 1998. Since 2003, she has been an assistant professor/librarian at the University of San Diego in San Diego, California.

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