Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Archives: Principles and Practices

Millar, Laura A. Archives: Principles and Practices. Second Edition. Neal-Schuman, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1606-3

This book outlines fundamental archival principles and practices, introduces core concepts, and explains best practices to ensure that documentary materials are cared for as effectively as possible. This revised edition contains expanded discussion of the impact of digital technologies on archival materials and archival practice and an examination of the changing role of the archivist in the digital age.

Table of Contents 

PART I: Principles  
1. What are archives?  
2. An overview of archival theories and concepts  
3. The nature of archives  
4. The uses of archives  
5. Types of archival institution  
6. Archival service as a public trust  
7. Balancing access and privacy 
PART 2: Practices      
8. Establishing the archival institution  
9. Appraising and acquiring archives  
10. Preserving archives  
11. Arranging and describing archives  
12. Making archives available  
13. Providing online access and reference 
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