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Archival Arrangement and Description: Analog to Digital (Hardback)
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Archival Arrangement and Description: Analog to Digital (Hardback)

Hardback 214 Pages / Published: 20/07/2017
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Archival Arrangement and Description: Analog to Digital includes historical background, touches on accessioning, standards, technical appraisal for digital formats, incorporates the OAIS preservation model with processing of digital formats, offers a step-by-step workflow and helpful appendices. It concludes with a future possibility and challenge.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442279155
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 261 x 184 x 20 mm

Hamill provides an important and much-needed archival handbook that outlines new and revised strategies and basic workflows for the management, preservation, and access and discovery of a wide array of born-digital records. Hamill's book balances theoretical foundations of archival management and developing digital preservation standards with practical advice on issues ranging from technical appraisal to an overview of EAC-CPF and linked open data in finding aid production. An appendix documenting a chronology of technology changes impacting digital files and a reference list with descriptions of current tools and software for accessioning, processing, file identification, and disk imaging are comprehensive, as is an extensive bibliography listing current readings on digital archiving and data curation.... [T]he provision of practical and instructional advice by way of informative tables, task lists, and text boxes offering sample workflow templates make this work a fundamental reference for students and practicing archivists in any setting. Archivists, librarians, data curators, digital asset managers, IT professionals, digital preservationists, and graduate students studying digital archiving, data curation, and digital preservation will find this an essential work. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals/practitioners. * CHOICE *
In this practical-minded publication, Lois Hamill provides much-needed guidance on appraising, accessioning, arranging, describing, and making accessible archival records in digital formats.... Throughout the text, Hamill successfully presents a comprehensive look at the tasks necessary to process digital records, while taking a realistic approach to the application of such tasks at smaller shops with less financial and technical support.... I recommend Archival Arrangement and Description: Analog to Digital whole-heartedly. Hamill's logical viewpoint and her thoughtful program recommendations along the way will help archivists evaluate their current digital records practices and make reasonable, achievable plans for the future. * Provenance: Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists *
Lois Hamill's latest book is a compendium of current thinking on digital archival records that offers a range of advice for new and seasoned archivists. Practitioners can use this book to integrate digital object workflows into their more familiar procedures with analog records. Throughout the text, Hamill makes connections to archivists' long-standing practices of using knowledge of their repositories' needs to adapt to their ever-changing environment. -- Meg Miner, University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University

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