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

Currents of Archival Thinking 2nd Edition Excerpt :

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

Currents of Archival Thinking Book

Currents of Archival Thinking

  • Author : Heather Macneil
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 1440839085

Currents of Archival Thinking Excerpt :

New Directions for Special Collections  An Anthology of Practice Book

New Directions for Special Collections An Anthology of Practice

  • Author : Lynne M. Thomas
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440842917

New Directions for Special Collections An Anthology of Practice Excerpt :

Addressing the most exciting and challenging areas in the profession, this text will be invaluable to any professional looking ahead to the future of special collections and related cultural heritage work. • Covers a broad range of special collections work that shares perspectives from many different practitioners and experts in the field • Updates the notion of special collections to the wide range of institutions and contexts where they exist today, illustrating non-traditional opportunities for special collections work • Expands job opportunities for readers by providing an overview of the most compelling and exciting trends and challenges in the changing field of special collections

Digital Curation for Libraries and Archives Book

Digital Curation for Libraries and Archives

  • Author : Stacy T. Kowalczyk
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610696326

Digital Curation for Libraries and Archives Excerpt :

An up-to-date examination of the evolving field of digital curation and its important place in libraries, covering the major technical, social, and organizational issues surrounding curation for libraries, archives, and other information-based organizations. • Supplies a practical and much-needed guide on an emerging and dynamic field for librarians • Gives librarians the skills they need to help patrons and fellow librarians deal with the data deluge • Addresses a current and highly relevant topic in library and information science and fills a gap in the existing literature on preservation

Archives Book


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

Archives Excerpt :

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.

A Brief History of the Book  From Tablet to Tablet Book

A Brief History of the Book From Tablet to Tablet

  • Author : Steven K. Galbraith
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-08-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440869402

A Brief History of the Book From Tablet to Tablet Excerpt :

This book leads readers through an intriguing examination how books began and have evolved through history, and explores where future technologies may lead them. From ancient clay tablet and scrolls to medieval manuscripts and printed books to personal computers and iPads, this guide examines the fascinating history of books from 4000 BCE to the present. At each step of this evolution, technologies are examined and evaluated to show how these ideas are present from the very beginning of written communication. Moving chronologically from the ancient world to the present, the book shows how written communication media evolved from cuneiform to the Kindle. Focusing on key technologies and vital periods of historical transition, it traces an evolution that elucidates the history of the written word, at each step examining and evaluating such aspects of technologies as memory capacity, readability and writability, durability, recyclability, information security, ease and mode of access, and cost. Additional attention is paid to how these technologies were made, how they were circulated, and who was reading them. Provides faculty and students with a brief but fascinating and engagingly written textbook Includes hands-on activities and course assignments that encourage student learning Features interesting factoids and illustrations, making this book useful as a text, as a professional guide, or for pleasure reading

Evidence and the Archive Book

Evidence and the Archive

  • Author : Katherine Biber
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315455556

Evidence and the Archive Excerpt :

This collection explores the stakes, risks and opportunities invoked in opening and exploring law’s archive and re-examining law’s evidence. It draws together work exploring how evidence is used or mis-used during the legal process, and re-used after the law’s work has concluded by engaging with ethical, aesthetic or emotional dimensions of using law’s evidence. Within socio-legal discourse, the move towards ‘open justice’ has emerged concurrently with a much broader cultural sensibility, one that has been called the "archival turn" (Ann Laura Stoler), the "archival impulse" (Hal Foster) and "archive fever" (Jacques Derrida). Whilst these terms do not describe exactly the same phenomena, they collectively acknowledge the process by which we create a fetish of the stored document. The archive facilitates our material confrontation with history, historicity, order, linearity, time and bureaucracy. For lawyers, artists, journalists, publishers, curators and scholars, the document in the archive has the attributes of authenticity, contemporaneity, and the unique tangibility of a real moment captured in material form. These attributes form the basis for the strict interpretive limits imposed by the rules of evidence and procedure. These rules do not contain the other attributes of the archival document, those that make it irresistible as the basis for creative work: beauty, violence, surprise, shame, volume, and the promise that it contains a tantalising secret. This book was previously published as a special issue of Australian Feminist Law Journal.

Preserving Digital Materials Book

Preserving Digital Materials

  • Author : Ross Harvey
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-03-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538102985

Preserving Digital Materials Excerpt :

The third edition of Preserving Digital Materials provides a survey of the digital preservation landscape. This book is structured around four questions: 1. Why do we preserve digital materials? 2. What digital materials do we preserve? 3. How do we preserve digital materials? 4. How do we manage digital preservation? This is a concise handbook and reference for a wide range of stakeholders who need to understand how preservation works in the digital world. It notes the increasing importance of the role of new stakeholders and the general public in digital preservation. It can be used as both a textbook for teaching digital preservation and as a guide for the many stakeholders who engage in digital preservation. Its synthesis of current information, research, and perspectives about digital preservation from a wide range of sources across many areas of practice makes it of interest to all who are concerned with digital preservation. It will be of use to preservation administrators and managers, who want a professional reference text, information professionals, who wish to reflect on the issues that digital preservation raises in their professional practice, and students in the field of digital preservation.

Digital Preservation for Libraries  Archives  and Museums Book

Digital Preservation for Libraries Archives and Museums

  • Author : Edward M. Corrado
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-01-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442278738

Digital Preservation for Libraries Archives and Museums Excerpt :

This new edition of Digital Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums is the most current, complete guide to digital preservation available today. For administrators and practitioners alike, the information in this book is presented readably, focusing on management issues and best practices. Although this book addresses technology, it is not solely focused on technology. After all, technology changes and digital preservation is aimed for the long term. This is not a how-to book giving step-by-step processes for certain materials in a given kind of system. Instead, it addresses a broad group of resources that could be housed in any number of digital preservation systems. Finally, this book is about “things (not technology; not how-to; not theory) I wish I knew before I got started.” Digital preservation is concerned with the life cycle of the digital object in a robust and all-inclusive way. Many Europeans and some North Americans may refer to digital curation to mean the same thing, taking digital preservation to be the very limited steps and processes needed to insure access over the long term. The authors take digital preservation in the broadest sense of the term: looking at all aspects of curating and preserving digital content for long term access. The book is divided into four part: 1.Situating Digital Preservation, 2.Management Aspects, 3.Technology Aspects, and 4.Content-Related Aspects. Digital Preservation will answer questions that you might not have even known you had, leading to more successful digital preservation initiatives.

Libraries  Archives and Museums as Democratic Spaces in a Digital Age Book

Libraries Archives and Museums as Democratic Spaces in a Digital Age

  • Author : Ragnar Audunson
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-09-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110636628

Libraries Archives and Museums as Democratic Spaces in a Digital Age Excerpt :

Libraries, archives and museums have traditionally been a part of the public sphere's infrastructure. They have been so by providing public access to culture and knowledge, by being agents for enlightenment and by being public meeting places in their communities. Digitization and globalization poses new challenges in relation to upholding a sustainable public sphere. Can libraries, archives and museums contribute in meeting these challenges?

Keeping Archives Book

Keeping Archives

  • Author : Australian Society of Archivists
  • Publisher : Rr Bowker Llc
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015032881495

Keeping Archives Excerpt :

Comprehensive and informative manual designed for those new to archives administration as well as experienced professionals. Discusses presentation, legal responsibilities, acquisitions process, appraisal, disposal, accessioning, arrangement and description, access and reference services, user education and document imaging.

Archives  Recordkeeping and Social Justice Book

Archives Recordkeeping and Social Justice

  • Author : David A. Wallace
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317178804

Archives Recordkeeping and Social Justice Excerpt :

Archives, Recordkeeping, and Social Justice expands the burgeoning literature on archival social justice and impact. Illuminating how diverse factors shape the relationship between archives, recordkeeping systems, and recordkeepers, this book depicts struggles for different social justice objectives. Discussions and debates about social justice are playing out across many disciplines, fields of practice, societal sectors, and governments, and yet one dimension cross-cutting these actors and engagement spaces has remained unexplored: the role of recordkeeping and archiving. To clarify and elaborate this connection, this volume provides a rigorous account of the engagement of archives and records—and their keepers—in struggles for social justice. Drawing upon multidisciplinary praxis and scholarship, contributors to the volume examine social justice from historical and contemporary perspectives and promote impact methodologies that align with culturally responsive, democratic, Indigenous, and transformative assessment. Underscoring the multiplicity of transformative social justice impacts influenced by recordmaking, recordkeeping, and archiving, the book presents nine case studies from around the world that link the past to the present and offer pathways towards a more just future. Archives, Recordkeeping, and Social Justice will be an essential reading for researchers and students engaged in the study of archives, truth and reconciliation processes, social justice, and human rights. It should also be of great interest to archivists, records managers, and information professionals.

Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts Book

Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts

  • Author : Dennis Meissner
  • Publisher : Society of American Archivists
  • Release Date : 2019-10-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0838946488

Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts Excerpt :

In Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, Dennis Meissner provides a solid foundation in the history, theory, and standards supporting arrangement and description. In addition, he clearly demonstrates the approaches, methods, and mechanics required to process archival collections.

The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving Book

The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving

  • Author : Brianna H. Marshall
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-12-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838916056

The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving Excerpt :

Scholars and scrapbookers alike need your help with saving their most important digital content. But how do you translate your professional knowledge as a librarian or archivist into practical skills that novices can apply to their own projects? The Complete Guide to Personal Archiving will show you the way, helping you break down archival concepts and best practices into teachable solutions for your patrons’ projects. Whether it’s a researcher needing to cull their most important email correspondence, or an empty-nester transferring home movies and photographs to more easily shared and mixed digital formats, this book will show you how to offer assistance, providing explanations of common terms in plain language;quick, non-technical solutions to frequent patron requests;a look at the 3-2-1 approach to backing up files;guidance on how to archive Facebook posts and other social media;methods for capturing analog video from obsolete physical carriers like MiniDV;proven workflows for public facing transfer stations, as used at the Washington, D.C. Memory Lab and the Queens Library mobile scanning unit;talking points to help seniors make proactive decisions about their digital estates;perspectives on balancing core library values with the business goals of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other dominant platforms; andadditional resources for digging deep into personal digital archiving. Featuring expert contributors working in a variety of contexts, this resource will help you help your patrons take charge of their personal materials.

One Man s Terrorist Book

One Man s Terrorist

  • Author : Daniel Finn
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786636898

One Man s Terrorist Excerpt :

A history of “the Troubles”: the radical politics of Republicanism The conflict in Northern Ireland was one of the most devastating in post-war Europe, claiming the lives of 3,500 people and injuring many more. This book is a riveting new history of the radical politics that drove a unique insurgency that emerged from the crucible of 1968. Based on extensive archival research, One Man’s Terrorist explores the relationship between the IRA, a clandestine army described as ‘one of the most ruthless and capable insurgent forces in modern history’, and the political movement that developed alongside it to challenge British rule. From Wilson and Heath to Thatcher and Blair, a generation of British politicians had to face an unprecedented subversive threat whose reach extended from West Belfast to Westminster. Finn shows how Republicans fought a war on several fronts, making use of every weapon available to achieve their goal of a united Ireland, from car bombs to election campaigns, street marches to hunger strikes. Though driven by an uncompromising revolutionary politics that blended militant nationalism with left-wing ideology, their movement was never monolithic, its history punctuated by splits and internal conflicts. The IRA’s war ultimately ended in stalemate, with the peace process of the 1990s and the Good Friday Agreement that has maintained an uneasy balance ever since.