This book provides a comprehensive manual that covers key areas of archiving. Its audience is that of the novice and student archivist. In addition to it textbook format, the material in the book examines the role of the archival profession in the electronic records environment. The first four chapters focus on how to get started with archives. The chapters concentrate on the definition of archives, organization and storage issues, and preservation. They provide practical knowledge on developing frameworks for the establishment of an archive. The next six chapters examine how to manage archives. The chapters explain how to decide what one wants, how to get it, once one obtains it, and finally how to manage it. It looks at appraisal and disposal, acquisition, accessioning, arrangement, documentation programs, and using computers (the tasks for which they can be used). The four chapters in section three discuss promoting archives, which includes public access, security, privacy, confidentiality, cultural sensitivity, and copyright. The last four chapters discuss how to manage non-textual items. Digital recordkeeping is described. The chapters provide guidance on how to use archival principles, process, and services for digital records, maps, objects, sound recordings, moving images, and photographs.
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