Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into practice (Paperback)Caroline Brown (editor)
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The book's great strength is in articulating some of the core principles and issues that shape the discipline and the impact and relevance they have for the 21st century professional.
Using an accessible approach, it outlines and explores key literature and concepts and the role they can play in practice. Leading international thinkers and practitioners from the archives and records management world, Jeannette Bastian, Alan Bell, Anne Gilliland, Rachel Hardiman, Eric Ketelaar, Jennifer Meehan and Caroline Williams, consider the concepts and ideas behind the practicalities of archives and records management to draw out their importance and relevance.
Key topics covered include:
Concepts, roles and definitions of records and archivesArchival appraisalArrangement and descriptionEthics for archivists and records managersArchives, memories and identitiesThe impact of philosophy on archives and records managementDoes technological change marginalize recordkeeping theory? Readership: This is essential reading for students and educators in archives and recordkeeping and invaluable as a guide for practitioners who want to better understand and inform their day-to-day work. It is also a useful guide across related disciplines in the information sciences and humanities.
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 187 g
Dimensions: 234 x 159 x 16 mm
...an excellent introduction to the many and varied strands of thought in recordkeeping. The thorough bibliographies provided by the authors will enable the reader to go on their own voyage of discovery. -- Archives and Manuscripts
This book provides a synthesis and an overview of all theories concerning the management of documents and archives, which were developed during the last century to the present...I encourage both professionals and students to read this book to complement and cultivate their theoretical knowledge in document management and archives.
-- Alexandra Buthiaux * Erudit *
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