Archives and Societal Provenance Book

Archives and Societal Provenance

  • Author : Michael Piggott
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-10-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633787

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Records and archival arrangements in Australia are globally relevant because Australia’s indigenous people represent the oldest living culture in the world, and because modern Australia is an ex-colonial society now heavily multicultural in outlook. Archives and Societal Provenance explores this distinctiveness using the theoretical concept of societal provenance as propounded by Canadian archival scholars led by Dr Tom Nesmith. The book’s seventeen essays blend new writing and re-workings of earlier work, comprising the fi rst text to apply a societal provenance perspective to a national setting. After a prologue by Professor Michael Moss entitled A prologue to the afterlife, this title consists of four sections. The first considers historical themes in Australian recordkeeping. The second covers some of the institutions which make the Australian archival story distinctive, such as the Australian War Memorial and prime ministerial libraries. The third discusses the formation of archives. The fourth and final part explores debates surrounding archives in Australia. The book concludes by considering the notion of an archival afterlife. Presents material from a life’s career working and thinking about archives and records and their multiple relationships with history, biography, culture and society The first book to focus specifically on the Australian archival scene Covers a wide variety of themes, including: the theoretical concept of the records continuum; census records destruction; Prime Ministerial Libraries; and the documentation of war

Canadian Archival Studies and the Rediscovery of Provenance Book

Canadian Archival Studies and the Rediscovery of Provenance

  • Author : Tom Nesmith
  • Publisher : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Archives
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029278440

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The best archival thinking and debate in Canada are reflected in this careful selection of previously published essays.

Research in the Archival Multiverse Book

Research in the Archival Multiverse

  • Author : Anne J. Gilliland
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Archival resources
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1876924675

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Within the past 15 years, the field of archival studies around the world has experienced unprecedented growth and archival studies graduate education programs today have among the highest enrollments in any information field. During the same period, there has also been unparalleled expansion and innovation in the diversity of methods and theories being applied in archival scholarship. Global in scope, Research in the Archival Multiverse compiles critical and reflective essays across a wide range of emerging research areas and interests in archival studies with the aim of providing current and future archival academics with a text addressing possible methods and theoretical frameworks that have been and might be used in archival scholarship. More than a collation of research methods for handy reference, this volume advocates for reflexive research practice as a means by which to lay bare the fuzziness and messiness of research. Whereas research in the form of published research papers and juried conference presentations provide a view of the study framed in terms of research questions and findings, reflexive research practice reveals the context of the study and chains of situations, choices, and decisions that influence the trajectories of the studies themselves. Such elucidations from the position of the researcher are instructive for others, who may be inspired to apply or adapt the method for their own research. *** "This book is a landmark publication on research in archival science, tracing the development of ideas in the discipline in part one, then exploring possibilities and pathways in the following chapters. It is essential reading on the evolution and progression of the discipline, particularly for every Masters and PhD student in archival science, whether looking for a deeper understanding of archival theory or inspiration on research design and process. It will be invaluable to all archival educators, but particularly to supervisors of research students

Archival Theory  Records  and the Public Book

Archival Theory Records and the Public

  • Author : Trevor Livelton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Archives
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810847460

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A view of archival theory as knowledge resulting from the analysis of ideas. Illustrated by a variety of examples, including a discussion of freedom of information.

Archives and Recordkeeping Book

Archives and Recordkeeping

  • Author : Caroline Brown
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856048255

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This groundbreaking text demystifies archival and recordkeeping theory and its role in modern day practice. The book's great strength is in articulating some of the core principles and issues that shape the discipline and the impact and relevance they have for the 21st century professional. Using an accessible approach, it outlines and explores key literature and concepts and the role they can play in practice. Leading international thinkers and practitioners from the archives and records management world, Jeannette Bastian, Alan Bell, Anne Gilliland, Rachel Hardiman, Eric Ketelaar, Jennifer Meehan and Caroline Williams, consider the concepts and ideas behind the practicalities of archives and records management to draw out their importance and relevance. Key topics covered include: • Concepts, roles and definitions of records and archives • Archival appraisal • Arrangement and description • Ethics for archivists and records managers • Archives, memories and identities • The impact of philosophy on archives and records management • Does technological change marginalize recordkeeping theory? Readership: This is essential reading for students and educators in archives and recordkeeping and invaluable as a guide for practitioners who want to better understand and inform their day-to-day work. It is also a useful guide across related disciplines in the information sciences and humanities.

Currents of Archival Thinking  2nd Edition Book

Currents of Archival Thinking 2nd Edition

  • Author : Heather MacNeil
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-01-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440839092

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With new technologies and additional goals driving their institutions, archives are changing drastically. This book shows how the core foundations of archival practice can be brought forward to adapt to new environments—while adhering to the key principles of preservation and access. • Presents current thinking on archival theory, methods, and practice and addresses new thinking about the role of archival institutions • Documents how the foundational principles of archives and museums are changing • Introduces readers to other disciplinary perspectives on archives • Supplies contributions from practitioners as well as academics, representing a range of perspectives and archival traditions

Le Fonds D archives Book

Le Fonds D archives

  • Author : Terence M. Eastwood
  • Publisher : Bureau of Canadian Archivists, Planning Committee on Descriptive Standards = Bureau canadien des archivistes, Comité de planification sur les normes de description
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Archival materials
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015071444924

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Archiving the Unspeakable Book

Archiving the Unspeakable

  • Author : Michelle Caswell
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Release Date : 2014-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780299297534

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Roughly 1.7 million people died in Cambodia from untreated disease, starvation, and execution during the Khmer Rouge reign of less than four years in the late 1970s. The regime’s brutality has come to be symbolized by the multitude of black-and-white mug shots of prisoners taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of “enemies of the state” were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. In Archiving the Unspeakable, Michelle Caswell traces the social life of these photographic records through the lens of archival studies and elucidates how, paradoxically, they have become agents of silence and witnessing, human rights and injustice as they are deployed at various moments in time and space. From their creation as Khmer Rouge administrative records to their transformation beginning in 1979 into museum displays, archival collections, and databases, the mug shots are key components in an ongoing drama of unimaginable human suffering. Winner, Waldo Gifford Leland Award, Society of American Archivists Longlist, ICAS Book Prize, International Convention of Asia Scholars

Archives  Documentation  and Institutions of Social Memory Book

Archives Documentation and Institutions of Social Memory

  • Author : Francis Xavier Blouin
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN 10 : 0472032704

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As sites of documentary preservation rooted in various national and social contexts, artifacts of culture, and places of uncovering, archives provide tangible evidence of memory for individuals, communities, and states, as well as defining memory institutionally within prevailing political systems and cultural norms. By assigning the prerogatives of record keeper to the archivist, whose acquisition policies, finding aids, and various institutionalized predilections mediate between scholarship and information, archives produce knowledge, legitimize political systems, and construct identities. Far from being mere repositories of data, archives actually embody the fragments of culture that endure as signifiers of who we are, and why. The essays in Archives, Documentation, and Institutions of Social Memory conceive of archives not simply as historical repositories but as a complex of structures, processes, and epistemologies situated at a critical point of the intersection between scholarship, cultural practices, politics, and technologies.

The Management of Information from Archives Book

The Management of Information from Archives

  • Author : Michael Cook
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351886031

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This authoritative guide to the principles and practice of archives management in private and public sector organizations has been substantially revised. It now provides detailed advice on changes in national and international standards and approaches, in particular ISAD(G) (International Standard Archival Description) and ISASAR(CPF) (International Standard Archive Authority Record). The new edition also includes guidance on the interpretation of the Manual of Archival Description, also published by Gower. Michael Cook takes the reader through the history, definition and function of archives and archival services, international service models, staffing and resource issues. He explains how to set up and run a records management programme, manage the interface with archival management, conduct a records survey, set up retention schedules and organize appraisal, acquisition and disposal in a way which ensures the service meets organizational and individual needs. Chapters covering the arrangement, coding and description of archival material, and the administration of its physical storage, demonstrate how efficient management facilitates the accessibility of archival information. The book concludes with chapters on computing and user issues, such as rights of access, Freedom of Information, security and data protection standards. This key reference on best practice is intended for students and lecturers in archives administration and records management, and for archives and records managers, particularly those newly qualified or seeking professional registration. Managers without formal qualifications but responsible for records or archives management, and information managers working with archivists and records managers, will find it helps to improve working methods and to run a more effective archives service within the modern information management environment.

Encyclopedia of Archival Science Book

Encyclopedia of Archival Science

  • Author : Luciana Duranti
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-06-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810888111

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Here is the first-ever comprehensive guide to archival concepts, principles, and practices. Encyclopedia of Archival Science features 154 entries, which address every aspect of archival professional knowledge. These entries range from traditional ideas (like appraisal and provenance) to today’s challenges (digitization and digital preservation). They present the thoughts of leading luminaries like Ernst Posner, Margaret Cross-Norton, and Philip Brooks as well as those of contemporary authors and rising scholars. Historical and ethical components of practice are infused throughout the work. Edited by Luciana Duranti from the University of British Columbia and Patricia C. Franks from San José State University, this landmark work was overseen by an editorial board comprised of leading archivists and archival educators from every continent: Adrian Cunningham (Queensland State Archives, Australia), Fiorella Foscarini (University of Toronto and University of Amsterdam), Pat Galloway (University of Texas at Austin), Shadrack Katuu (International Atomic Energy Agency), Giovanni Michetti (University of Rome La Sapienza), Ken Thibodeau (National Archives and Records Administration, US), and Geoffrey Yeo (University College London, UK).

Archives Book


  • Author : Laura A. Millar
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783302062

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This new and extensively revised second edition offers an international perspective on archives management, providing authoritative guidance relevant to collections-based repositories and to organizations responsible for managing their own institutional archives. Written in clear language with lively examples, Archives: Principles and practices introduces core archival concepts, explains best-practice approaches and discusses the central activities that archivists need to know to ensure the documentary materials in their charge are cared for as effectively as possible. Topics addressed include: core archival principles and conceptsarchival history and the evolution of archival theoriesthe nature and diversity of archival materials and institutionsthe responsibilities and duties of the archivistissues in the management of archival institutionsthe challenges of balancing access and privacy in archival servicebest practice principles and strategic approaches to central archival tasks such as acquisition, preservation, reference and accessdetailed comparison of custodial, fonds-oriented approaches and post-custodial, functional approaches to arrangement and description. Discussion of digital archives is woven throughout the book, including consideration of the changing role of the archivist in the digital age. In recasting her book to address the impact of digital technologies on records and archives, Millar offers us an archival manual for the twenty-first century. This book will be essential reading for archival practitioners, archival studies students and professors, librarians, museum curators, local authorities, small governments, public libraries, community museums, corporations, associations and other agencies with archival responsibility.

Archives and the Public Interest Book

Archives and the Public Interest

  • Author : Ernst Posner
  • Publisher : Rittenhouse Book Distributors
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Archives
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015071451994

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Community Archives  Community Spaces Book

Community Archives Community Spaces

  • Author : Jeannette Bastian
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-12-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783303502

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This book traces the trajectory of the community archives movement, expanding the definition of community archives to include sites such as historical societies, social movement organisations and community centres. It also explores new definitions of what community archives might encompass, particularly in relation to disciplines outside the archives. Over ten years have passed since the first volume of Community Archives, and inspired by continued research as well as by the formal recognition of community archives in the UK, the community archives movement has become an important area of research, recognition and appreciation by archivists, archival scholars and others worldwide. Increasingly the subject of papers and conferences, community archives are now seen as being in the vanguard of social concerns, markers of community-based activism, a participatory approach exemplifying the on-going evolution of ‘professional’ archival (and heritage) practice and integral to the ability of people to articulate and assert their identity. Community Archives, Community Spaces reflects the latest research and includes practical case studies on the challenges of building and sustaining community archives. This new book will appeal to practitioners, researchers, and academics in the archives and records community as well as to historians and other scholars concerned with community building and social issues.

Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts Book

Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts

  • Author : Laura B Cohen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136371721

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Like their librarian colleagues, reference archivists mediate between the user and the source material. However, given the nature of archival materials and of their holding repositories, unique issues arise. While such matters as provenance and original order and access and security continue to be vital underpinnings of their work, a myriad of other issues comes into play as reference archivists attempt to balance the competing demands of donors, researchers, the public, and the press. From the creation and dissemination of finding aids for electronic resources to the implementation of marketing strategies to increase support and strengthen service, Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts shows you how to thrive in the changing world of archival reference. Intended to foster an appreciation of the issues both within and beyond the field of archives, Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts reveals that today's archivist is straddling the world of the traditional with the world of the new. The book establishes its value as it guides you through new concerns such as how to: take advantage of technological developments in appraisal, accession, and preservation address copyright, privacy, and funding issues for electronic resources mount archival cataloging records on local and wide-area databases create a publicly available site on the Internet improve in-house access tools, professional abilities, and the caliber of public service address security issues and respond to theft Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts also helps you by preparing you for changes in the relationship between archivist and researcher that will inevitably occur with further changes in technology. Other vital issues discussed are improved access for unserved and underserved groups, a revision in ethical codes, and the ability of archivists to become more customer-centered.