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Starting an Archives : Society of American Archivists - Elizabeth Yakel

Starting an Archives

Society of American Archivists

Paperback Published: 28th January 1994
ISBN: 9780810828643
Number Of Pages: 112

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Starting an Archives is designed for institutional administrators, archivists, and records managers thinking about beginning a historical records program in their organization. The book covers the decision making process which should precede the establishment of an archival program, outlines the first steps necessary in the beginning of an archival program, and introduces basic archival functions to readers. These functions include: archival administration, collection development, appraisal, records management, arrangement, description, reference, outreach, and preservation and facilities planning. The book provides a theoretical rationale for the establishment of an archival program and discusses the managerial, financial, and administrative implications involved in beginning an archives. At the same time, however, it approaches the subject of starting an archives in a practical manner. There are clear descriptions of archival activities, samples of the important archival policy documents and forms, and a current bibliograohy which points to additional texts for further reference. Information on archival organizations is also included to help beginning archives locate and join local and national professional archival networks.

This valuable text is clearly the starting point for anyone involved in a process that may lead to starting an archives.--Wilson Library Bulletin

Introduction: Three Archival Collectionsp. 1
Planning for Your Archival Programp. 7
Establishing an Archivesp. 15
Administrationp. 19
Collection Development, Appraisal, and the Initial Stages of Archival Controlp. 27
Increasing Control over Archival Records: Arrangement and Descriptionp. 39
Reference and Accessp. 47
Outreachp. 53
The Archival Facility and Preservationp. 57
Bibliographical Essayp. 69
Archival and Related Associationsp. 81
Appendix A - Model Deed of Gift for Donation of Historical Materialsp. 83
Appendix B - Outline of a Model Procedures Manualp. 85
Appendix C - Sample User Registration Formsp. 87
Appendix D - Sample Photoduplication Request Formp. 89
Appendix E - Sample Photographic Duplication Request Formp. 91
Appendix F - Sample Loan Agreementp. 93
Notesp. 95
Indexp. 97
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ISBN: 9780810828643
ISBN-10: 0810828642
Series: Society of American Archivists
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 28th January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.72  x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.29