Archives, Second Revised Edition: Principles and Practices - Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives (Hardback)Laura Agnes Millar (author)
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This new and extensively revised second edition offers an international perspective on archives management, providing authoritative guidance relevant to collections-based repositories and to organizations responsible for managing their own institutional archives. Written in clear language with lively examples, Archives: Principles and practices introduces core archival concepts, explains best-practice approaches and discusses the central activities that archivists need to know to ensure the documentary materials in their charge are cared for as effectively as possible. Topics addressed include, core archival principles and concepts; archival history and the evolution of archival theories the nature and diversity of archival materials and institutions; the responsibilities and duties of the archivist; issues in the management of archival institutions; the challenges of balancing access and privacy in archival service best practice principles and strategic approaches to central archival tasks such as acquisition, preservation, reference and access; detailed comparison of custodial, fonds-oriented approaches and post-custodial, functional approaches to arrangement and description. Discussion of digital archives is woven throughout the book, including consideration of the changing role of the archivist in the digital age. In recasting her book to address the impact of digital technologies on records and archives, Millar offers us an archival manual for the twenty-first century. This book will be essential reading for archival practitioners, archival studies students and professors, librarians, museum curators, local authorities, small governments, public libraries, community museums, corporations, associations and other agencies with archival responsibility.
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
* - Midwest Book Review *
Archives is divided into theoretical and operational sections. Millar ably tackles topics such as the concept, nature, history, acquisition, preservation, and future of archives. Including a helpful list of resources for further reading and a glossary of archive-related terms, this is a well-rounded book. Infused with the right amount of humor, Millar has authored a highly readable text for those interested in an overview of the world of archives.
-- Jim Frutchey * Booklist *
'Although differing goals and understandings of the archival profession are in many ways a sign of its vibrancy and strength, books such as Archives: Principles and Practices sound a welcome reminder to examine institutional traditions and to tie those traditions to the bedrock values that should unite all keepers of the cultural record. While the first edition succeeded to some extent, the second edition deserves recognition as one of the best introductory texts available today.'
- Nathan Saunders, Associate Director for Library Specialized Collections, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Archival Issues
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