Archival basics : a practical manual for working with historical collections / Charlie Arp.

Author
Arp, Charlie, 1954- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
  • ©2019
Description
xxii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

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Series
American Association for State and Local History book series [More in this series]
Summary note
Archival Basics: a practical manual for working with historical collections is an introduction to the concepts, policies, infrastructure and tasks needed to collect, preserve and make archival collections available to researchers. The book is based on content presented in workshops by the Council of State Archivists and presented in an on-line course by the American Association for State and Local History since 2003. Arp focuses on the discreet tasks necessary to manage archival collections. This is a practical, how-to book on managing archival collections designed for those who have responsibility for such collections but lack formal archival training. The book begins by defining historic records, archival collections and the differences between archives, libraries and museums while identifying the steps needed to manage archival collections. It then looks at collecting archival items including creating a collections policy, documenting the acquisition of archival items and the steps needed to bring those items into an archives. It discusses arranging, preserving and describing archival collections so researchers can find the information they seek. Next, it goes over what is needed to store, protect, and make archival collections available to researchers. The last chapters contemplates the policies, skills and infrastructure needed to successfully manage digital records and looks at creating digital copies of analog records to promote their use.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction to archives and archivists
  • Collections policy
  • Appraisal
  • Accessioning
  • Arrangement
  • Preservation
  • Description
  • Housing collections
  • Security planning and disasters
  • Reference
  • Outreach
  • Digital records-- Digitzation
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices.
ISBN
  • 9781538104545 ((cloth))
  • 1538104547 ((cloth))
  • 9781538104552 ((pbk.))
  • 1538104555 ((pbk.))
LCCN
2018052706
OCLC
1061870534
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