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Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice
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Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice

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This groundbreaking text demystifies archival and recordkeeping theory and its role in modern day practice. …

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:

- Records and archives: concepts, roles and definitions
- Archival appraisal: practising on shifting sand
- Arrangement and description: between theory and practice
- Ethics for archivists and records managers
- Archives, memories and identities
- Under the influence: the impact of philosophy on archives and records management
- Participation vs principle: does technological change marginalize recordkeeping theory?

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.

More information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=8255

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  • 1. Archives and Recordkeeping Theory into Practice
  • 2. What is it? A groundbreaking new textbook from Facet that demystifies archives and recordkeeping theory and its role in modern practice.
  • 3. Who is it for? Students and educators in archives and recordkeeping and practitioners who want to better understand and inform their day-to-day work.
  • 4. Key topics covered 1) Concepts, roles & definitions 2) Archival appraisal 3) Arrangement & description 4) Ethics 5) Archives, memories & identities
  • 5. Key topics covered 6) The impact of philosophy on archives & records management 7) Does technological change marginalize recordkeeping theory?
  • 6. Who is it by? The book is edited by Caroline Brown, Deputy Archivist and Programme Leader on the Archives and Records Management Programmes at the University of Dundee.
  • 7. Who else is in it? The following also contributed chapters: Jeannette A. Bastian Simmons College Alan R. Bell University of Dundee Anne J. Gilliland UCLA Rachel Hardiman University of Amsterdam Eric Ketelaar University of Amsterdam Jennifer Meehan Emory University Caroline Williams University of Liverpool
  • 8. WHAT TO EXPECT chapter by chapter
  • 9. Introduction Caroline Brown The introduction examines the debate about the role of archives and recordkeeping theory from the 1970s on.
  • 10. 1. Records and archives: concepts, roles and definitions Caroline Williams This chapter considers some of the supporting concepts of records & archive management & the degree to which they can be applied in practice. It looks at both the roles of archives & records & their influence upon individuals, organizations & society; & at discussions about the nature & definitions of records & archives.
  • 11. THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE click here to download a PDF
  • 12. 2. Archival appraisal: practising on shifting sands Anne J. Gillard This aims to provide practising archivists with a broad overview of what they need to know in terms of background, and what they they need to reflect upon regarding appraisal in the constantly shifting sands of modern recordkeeping and information technology.
  • 13. 3. Arrangement & description: between theory & practice Jennifer Meehan In discussing the theory and practice of arrangement and description in the context of archival processing, this chapter focusses on the intellectual work of arrangement and description (as opposed to the tasks of physical preservation and organization), as well as programmatic and conceptual approaches to processing.
  • 14. 4. Ethics for archivists and records managers Jeannette A. Bastian In this chapter, Jeannette A. Bastian examines professionals’ relationships with ethics both collectively and individually, through a discussion of the ethical perspective in general and the impact of these broader conceptual approaches on codes of ethics and reallife ethical dilemmas.
  • 15. 5. Archives, memories and identities Eric Ketelaar This chapter reviews the literature & research on memory, identity & the role of archives in the formation of memory & identity. The chapter then provides examples of & suggestions for archival policies & practices which would enhance the role of archives & archivists in the construction of individual & collective memories & identities.
  • 16. 6. The impact of philosophy on archives & records management Rachel Hardiman This chapter outlines the ways in which philosophies & theories from beyond the bounds of recordkeeping have influenced recordkeeping discourses & practices. It considers the lineage of ideas that have had an impact on archives & recordkeeping thinking in the context of the broader streams of Western thought from which they have been adopted.
  • 17. 7. Participation vs principle Alan R. Bell The final chapter considers: the evolving tension between technological change and recordkeeping, and the nature of recordkeeping and the record in the context provided by conceptual and theoretical debate within the profession. It concludes with thoughts and suggestions on the relevance of recordkeeping in changing times.
  • 18. IF YOU WANT TO ORDER THE BOOK...
  • 19. THE BOOK IS OUT NOW! Click here to order the book from the Facet Publishing website Customers in the US & Canada can click here to order from the ALA Remember, you can browse a free sample chapter by clicking here

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