Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections (American Association for State & Local History)
By: Lois Hamill (author)Paperback
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For volunteers or staff at small organizations, collections management can be a daunting task. Archives for the Lay Person is a guidebook for people who care for historical records, photographs, and collections but do not have the appropriate professional training. Lois Hamill provides practical, step-by-step guidance for managing all facets of archival collections, from acquisition, arrangement, and description to storage and security. The book also offers advice on how to utilize PastPerfect software for collections database management.
Lois Hamill is university archivist and an assistant professor at Northern Kentucky University. She has previously worked with local historical society, church, and government records.
Preface Introduction Chapter 1 Basic Definitions and Concepts Chapter 2 Acquiring New Materials Chapter 3 Organizing the Collection Chapter 4 Describing the Collection Chapter 5 Photographs: Handling, Identifying, Arranging and Describing Chapter 6 Photographs: Management and Use Chapter 7 Reference/Researchers Chapter 8 Security Chapter 9 Exhibits Chapter 10 Your Storage Environment Chapter 11 Other Types of Materials Chapter 12 Outside Specialists Chapter 13 Additional Manpower Chapter 14 Disaster Preparedness Appendices Bibliography Index
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