Organizing Archival Records

Organizing Archival Records : A Practical Method of Arrangement and Description for Small Archives

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Organizing Archival Records equips non-professional archivists with the skills to tackle one of the most challenging tasks of archiving: arranging and describing archival materials. Carmichael brings this third edition into the 21st century with extended discussions about computerizing the process, making descriptions available on the web, and organizing electronic records.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 216 x 277 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Third Edition
  • 7 Halftones, black and white; 14 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0759121699
  • 9780759121690
  • 1,353,386

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Purpose of Organization
Chapter 2: Levels of Organization
Chapter 3: Steps of Organization
Chapter 4: Arrangement and Description in an Electronic World
Chapter 5: Beyond Arrangement and Description
Exercises and Answers
About the Author
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Review quote

Organizing Archival Records is an eminently practical and elegantly written guide for providing access to historical records. It leads practitioners painlessly from core principles through challenging issues like electronic records. With clarity and a welcome touch of wit, David Carmicheal offers museums, historical societies, and other organizations the opportunity to effectively connect historical records in their collections with the many users who will benefit from their availability. -- Kathleen Roe, Director of Archives and Records Management Operations, New York State Archives Our prayers have been answered! Carmicheal has demystified the archiving process in this clear, concise, and very readable book. This book is a must for public history, museum studies, and historical administration students, as well as professionals who deal with complex collections that contain archives. -- Brian Hackett, Northern Kentucky University
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About David W. Carmicheal

David W. Carmicheal is director of the Georgia Division of Archives and History. Prior to joining the Georgia Archives, he established the Westchester County (New York State) Archives and was director of the Records and Archives Center.
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