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Using Functional Analysis in Archival Appraisal: A Practical and Effective Alternative to Traditional Appraisal Methodologies

by Marcus C. Robyns Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

In an age of scarcity and the challenge of electronic records, can archivists and records managers continue to rely upon traditional methodology essentially unchanged since the early 1950s? Using Functional...


Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2014)

Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are reaching out to new potential users and increasing awareness of programs and collections....


Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada

by Deborah Lee & Mahalakshmi Kumaran Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

This book, the first of its kind in Canada, is a collection of chapters from Aboriginal and visible minority librarians, working in Canada, speaking about the challenges they face in their profession; their...


Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 06, 2014)

Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores the kinds of challenges that managers of archival programs face today and how those challenges can be met to achieve optimal results...


Description: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2014)

Description: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types can enhance the accessibility of their holdings. The book uses eleven case studies to...


Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook

by Joseph Nicholson & Richard W. Oram Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 21, 2014)

Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook is the first book to examine the history, acquisition, cataloging, and scholarly use of writers’ personal libraries. This book also includes...


Reference and Access: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2014)

Reference and Access: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are increasing their effectiveness in serving the public and meeting internal...


Health Sciences Librarianship

by M. Sandra Wood Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 09, 2014)

Health Sciences Librarianship provides the library student and new librarian with the background and skills necessary to handle day-to-day activities and provide quality services in a health sciences library...


Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

by Ellyssa Kroski Scarecrow Press (November 14, 2013)

It is absolutely essential that today’s law librarians are digitally literate and possess an understanding and awareness of recent advancements and trends in information technology as they pertain to the library...


The Law of Libraries and Archives

by Bryan M. Carson Scarecrow Press (December 07, 2006)

The Law of Libraries and Archives explains legal concepts in plain English so that librarians and archivists will be able to understand the principles that affect them on a daily basis. Issues in the book include...


Moving Archives: The Experiences of Eleven Archivists

by John Newman & Walter Jones Scarecrow Press (October 10, 2002)

Moving Archives is a timely source of useful information by eleven archivists who have recent experience moving both collections and entire repositories. These archivists describe their physical and administrative...


Effective Approaches for Managing Electronic Records and Archives

by Bruce W. Dearstyne Scarecrow Press (May 24, 2006)

This is a book of fresh insights, perspectives, strategies, and approaches for managing electronic records and archives. The authors draw on first-hand experience to present practical solutions, including recommendations...


Advocating Archives: An Introduction to Public Relations for Archivists

by Elsie Freeman Finch Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1994)

Readers will benefit from practical advice on how to better serve the client in person, launch a fund-raising campaign, work with the media, market programs, organize programs around historical events, train...


Imagining Archives: Essays and Reflections

by Hugh A. Taylor, Cook & Dodds Scarecrow Press (August 05, 2003)

Hugh A. Taylor is one of the most important thinkers in the English-speaking world of archives. A retired civil servant and archival educator, he was named to the prestigious Order of Canada, his nation's highest...


The Management of College and University Archives

by William J. Maher Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1992)

Maher introduces the basic elements required for an archival program to meet the documentary needs of a college or university.


Libraries and Archives: Design and Renovation with a Preservation Perspective

by Susan Garretson Swartzburg, Holly Bussey & Frank Garretson Scarecrow Press (July 23, 1998)

Fills a need for a selective bibliography focusing on library design that will not only house collections appropriately but also be comfortable for readers and staff.


Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections

by Lois Hamill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 27, 2012)

Collections management can be a daunting task for volunteers and employees alike. Archives for the Lay Person provides practical, step-by-step guidance for those managing all facets of archival collections at...


Archival Theory, Records, and the Public

by Trevor Livelton Scarecrow Press (November 18, 2003)

A view of archival theory as knowledge resulting from the analysis of ideas. Illustrated by a variety of examples, including a discussion of freedom of information.


In-House Book Binding and Repair

by Sharon McQueen, Ellen Latorraca & Richard Douglas Wambold Scarecrow Press (September 26, 2005)

In-House Bookbinding and Repair is a working document that contains information on setting up both a basic bookbindery and repair lab (i.e. the design, equipment, tools, and supplies needed) and instructions...


No Innocent Deposits: Forming Archives by Rethinking Appraisal

by Richard J. Cox Scarecrow Press (December 10, 2003)

The public increase of interest in the past has not necessarily brought with it a greater understanding about how archives are formed. To this end, Richard Cox takes a serious look at archival repositories and...


The Digital Archives Handbook

by Aaron D. Purcell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 08, 2019)

The Digital Archives Handbook provides archivists a roadmap to create and care for digital archives. Written by archival experts and practitioners, Purcell brings together theoretical and practical approaches...


Organizing Archival Records

by David W. Carmicheal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 03, 2018)

Much of our nation’s documentary heritage resides in small historical societies, libraries, cultural organizations, houses of worship, and museums. The preservation of this heritage often depends on the dedicated...


Using Twitter to Build Communities

by Valerie Forrestal & Tinamarie Vella Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 02, 2018)

Using Twitter to Build Communities looks at ways for libraries, archives, and museums to go far beyond Twitter as a “broadcasting” tool, and highlights innovative methods to use the service to spark communication...


Practical Heritage Management

by Scott F. Anfinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 13, 2018)

Practical Heritage Management provides a comprehensive overview of American cultural resource management (CRM) and historic preservation. It is a textbook designed for introductory and advanced college courses...


Digital Curation Fundamentals

by Jody L. DeRidder Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

Websites and digital news stories disappear daily; researchers can’t access their own data for reuse; students don’t know how to make their work last for the next 10 years. Knowledge is built on previously...


Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries

by Peggy Keeran & Carrie Forbes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

In Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries: Building Community Through Collaboration, Peggy Keeran and Carrie Forbes bring together a variety of ways academic libraries are engaging with their communities...


Collections Vol 14 N1

by Juilee Decker & Collections Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Editor Juilee Decker’s introduction to the issue is followed by four articles covering: archives and special collections practices at a small liberal arts college (Benjamin Jenkins and Keren Darancette); repatriation...


The International Directory of National Archives

by Patricia C. Franks & Anthony Bernier Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 31, 2018)

National Archives store materials relating to the history of a nation, usually operated by the government of that nation.

This is the first ever comprehensive source of information about national archives around...


Digital Curation Projects Made Easy

by Carmen Cowick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

Digital Curation Projects Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums outlines simple steps for accomplishing practical digitization and digital preservation projects for those with...


Music Preservation and Archiving Today

by Norie Guthrie & Scott Carlson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2018)

Music Preservation and Archiving Today moves beyond the how-to and assembles the work currently being done to preserve music and "scenes" via essays, case studies, and overviews of work by academic archives...


Collections Vol 13 N3 & N4

by Juilee Decker & Collections Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 05, 2018)

Editor Juilee Decker’s introduction to the issue is followed by four articles covering: collections care informed by Native American perspectives (Jennifer Shannon); teaching historical research methods with...


Cultural Heritage Care and Management

by Cecilia Lizama Salvatore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

No other book is available that takes into consideration the diverse components of cultural heritage and suggests how these components can best be:

  • organized and arranged,
  • cataloged and described,
  • exhibited,...


Emerging Trends in Archival Science

by Karen F. Gracy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 2017)

Emerging Trends in Archival Science provides readers with an excellent overview of the variety and scope of current scholarly thinking in archival science. A new generation of thinkers is making the case for...


Archivists, Collectors, Dealers, and Replevin: Case Studies on Private Ownership of Public Documents

by Elizabeth H. Dow Scarecrow Press (May 10, 2012)

Today, governmental archivists and manuscript collectors—both private collectors and collecting repositories—are in conflict and competition for government documents that come out of private hands and onto...


Collections Vol 13 N2

by Juilee Decker & Collections Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 06, 2017)

This issue of the journal is themed with a focus on Storytelling: Oral Histories, Archives, and Museums. Articles address methods, case studies, and theoretical approaches taken by museum and archives professionals...


Digitization and Digital Archiving

by Elizabeth R. Leggett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 24, 2014)

More and more, library patrons are embracing the ease with which information can be accessed digitally. This is why many librarians in libraries of every size and type are currently working towards making information...


Archival Arrangement and Description

by Lois Hamill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 15, 2017)

Archival Arrangement and Description: Analog to Digital teaches the core functions of arrangement and description.

A historical summary grounds new archivists to assess proposed changes for digital files. After...


Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums

by Loriene Roy, Anjali Bhasin & Sarah K. Arriaga Scarecrow Press (October 10, 2011)

Hundreds of tribal libraries, archives, and other information centers offer the services patrons would expect from any library: circulation of materials, collection of singular items (such as oral histories),...


Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials

by Carol Smallwood & Elaine Williams Scarecrow Press (April 05, 2012)

Preservation of historical documents and library related materials is a growing problem in all library types and institutions. Fortunately, editors Carol Smallwood and Elaine Williams have pulled together the...


Collections Vol 13 N1

by Juilee Decker & Collections Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 24, 2017)

This issue of the journal features a note from the editor, two articles, four book reviews, and supplemental material. In “Silent Legacy: The Story of Vasily Konovalenko’s Gem-Carving Sculptures,” Stephen...


Building Trustworthy Digital Repositories: Theory and Implementation

by Philip C. Bantin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 2016)

Building Trustworthy Digital Repositories: Theory and Implementation combines information on both theory and practice related to creating trustworthy repositories for records into one up-to-date source. This...


Managing Local Government Archives

by John H. Slate & Kaye Lanning Minchew Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 23, 2016)

Managing Local Government Archives describes and prescribes the essential elements and best practices of a local government archives program. It is intended to be both a text for classroom instruction and a...


Donors and Archives: A Guidebook for Successful Programs

by Aaron D. Purcell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 12, 2015)

Donors and Archives: A Guidebook for Successful Programs highlights the importance of development and fundraising for archives, while focusing on the donor and potential donor. Their interest, their support,...


Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Katherine Pennavaria Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 26, 2015)

Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians covers the big picture of genealogy and evidence-based research, plus the variety and availability of many record types, but also provides practical advice for both...


Data Management for Researchers: Organize, maintain and share your data for research success

by Kristin Briney Pelagic Publishing (September 01, 2015)

A comprehensive guide to everything scientists need to know about data management, this book is essential for researchers who need to learn how to organize, document and take care of their own data.

Researchers...


Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2015)

Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archivists and special collections librarians in organizations of different sizes and types have approached the challenges...


Appraisal and Acquisition: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2015)

Appraisal and Acquisition: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archivists and special collections librarians in organizations of different sizes and types have approached the...


Collections Vol 11 N3

by Collections Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 18, 2016)

"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections....