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Foundations, Principles and Practice
1st Edition - March 31, 2006
Author: Caroline Williams
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Managing Archives provides a practical guide to archives management. It has three main target audiences: those who have been tasked by their organization to manage its archives… Read more
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Managing Archives provides a practical guide to archives management. It has three main target audiences: those who have been tasked by their organization to manage its archives but who have no prior training; those who are starting out as professionals or para-professionals in a record keeping environment and need basic guidance; and students who are currently studying for a professional qualification. Basic guidance is supplemented by comprehensive references to professional literature, standards, web sites etc. to enable the reader to further their studies at their own pace. The text includes a range of optional activities that enable the reader to translate principles into practice and feel greater ‘ownership’ with the guidance.
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The book offers guidance in the implementation of archival processes in a range of institutional contexts, and enables a universal application
Those who have been tasked by their organization to manage its archives but who have no prior training, those who are starting out as professionals or para-professionals in a record keeping environment and need basic guidance, and students who are currently studying for a professional qualification
Introduction; Principles and purposes of records and archives; Selection, appraisal and acquisition; Archival arrangement and description; Archival arrangement and description; Preservation; Managing an archive service.
No. of pages: 264
Published: March 31, 2006
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Hardback ISBN: 9781843341130
Paperback ISBN: 9781843341123
eBook ISBN: 9781780630892
Caroline Williams as University Librarian at The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia is responsible for leading UQ Library, with a focus on the student experience, modernizing library spaces, and support for research, including open access. Prior to UQ in the UK she was Director of Libraries at the University of Nottingham where she led a student-focused transformation strategy and oversaw an award-winning library building redevelopment and development of research data management (RDM) infrastructure. Other previous roles include Executive Director of Institute and Deputy Director of Mimas, a national data centre funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). She has also worked in a range of library roles at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Open University, and Nottingham Trent University. Caroline holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Research, MBA, MA in Library and Information Studies and BA (Hons). She has written and presented internationally on change management and digital transformation.
Affiliations and expertise
University Librarian at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia