The No-Nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping

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Ideal for professionals involved in the management of archives and records, especially if they are just starting out or without formal training, The No-Nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping covers all aspects of the practice. Based on the internationally renowned training days run by author Margaret Crockett and her business partner, the guide follows records' journey from creation, through the application of classification and access techniques, evaluation for business, legal and historical value and finally to destruction or preservation and access in the archive. It utilizes checklists, practical exercises, sample documentation, case studies and helpful diagrams to ensure a very accessible and pragmatic approach, allowing anyone to get to grips with the basics quickly. Divided into four main work areas, the book covers:

  • current records, including creation, filing, classification and security;
  • records management, including aims, risks, planning, preparation and delivery;
  • archives management, including collecting policies, intellectual property rights, appraisal, digitization and outreach; and
  • archival preservation, including policy, disaster prevention and repositories.

This one-stop guide will be essential for a wide readership, including archives and records assistants, librarians, information managers and IT professionals responsible for archives and records, and managers of archives staff.

Published: 2015
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 224
Sku: 9781856048552

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