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Records Management for Museums and Galleries

An Introduction

1st Edition - April 27, 2012

Authors: Charlotte Brunskill, Sarah Demb

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 8 4 3 3 4 - 6 3 7 - 1
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 7 8 0 6 3 - 2 9 1 - 9

The systematic management of records is an important activity for ‘information businesses’ such as museums and galleries, but is not always recognized as a core function. Record… Read more

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The systematic management of records is an important activity for ‘information businesses’ such as museums and galleries, but is not always recognized as a core function. Record keeping activities are often concentrated on small groups of records, and staff charged with managing them may have limited experience in the field.

Records Management for Museums and Galleries offers a comprehensive overview of records management work within the heritage sector and draws on over a decade of experience in applying fundamental principles and practices to the specific circumstances of museums. It introduces readers to the institutional culture, functions, and records common to museums, and examines the legislative and regulatory environments affecting record-keeping practices. The book is comprised of eight chapters, including: a history of records keeping in the UK museum and gallery sector; the basics of records management; making a business case for records management; requirements of legislation for records management; how to conduct a records survey; strategy and action planning; how to develop a file plan, retention schedule and records management programme; and a guide to useful additional resources.