Academic Archives: Managing the Next Generation of College and University Archives, Records, and Special Collections (Archivists and Records Managers Bookshelf Series)
Aaron D. Purcell
336 pages • 6" x 9"
Year Published: 2012
Today, the field of academic archives is more expansive and complex than ever before. In addition to college and university archives, academic archives encompass records management programs, special collections departments, and other campus archival repositories. This new definition of academic archives programs has redefined the role, and training, of academic archivists. This book gives you the tools to fill that role, including collection strategies, a management plan for electronic records, and development strategies for starting a campus records management program, and an understanding of the emerging trends affecting all archivists.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Path to Academic Archives
Chapter 2: The Mission of College and University Libraries and Academic Archives
Chapter 3: Special Collections and Academic Archives
Chapter 4: Mission and Vision Building
Chapter 5: Records Management
Chapter 6: Collection Development
Chapter 7: Acquiring, Processing, and Managing Collections
Chapter 8: Public and Research Services
Chapter 9: Digital Frontiers and Electronic Challenges
Chapter 10: Emerging Trends and the Horizon
Academic Archives is designed to appeal to archivists of all ranks and experience, archivists working both inside and outside of academic libraries, archivists in training, other information professionals, library directors, and members of the academic community. If you want to start an archives program, update an existing archives program, begin a career in academic archives, or remain current on recent developments, youll find valuable advice in this timely addition to the Archivists and Records Managers Bookshelf Series.
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