Description: Innovative Practices For Archives And Special Collections by Kate TheimerDescription: Innovative Practices For Archives And Special Collections by Kate Theimer

Description: Innovative Practices For Archives And Special Collections

EditorKate Theimer

Paperback | May 22, 2014

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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 demonstrate innovative ideas that could be transferred into many other settings.Case studies cover1.Crowdsourcing the Description of Collections 2.Early Experiences with Implementing EAC-CPF3.Conducting a Comprehensive Survey to Reveal a Hidden Repository 4.Getting a Diverse Backlog of Legacy Finding Aids Online 5.A Collaborative Standards-Based Approach to Creating Item-Level Metadata for Digitized Archival Materials6.Creating Policies and Procedures for Mandatory Arrangement and Description by Records Creators7.Collaboration in Cataloging: Sourcing Knowledge from Near and Far for a Challenging Collection8.Using LibGuides to Rescue Paper Ephemera from the Bibliographic Underbrush9.Describing Records, People, Organizations and Functions: The Empowering the User Project's Flexible Archival Catalogue 10.Integrating Born-Digital Materials into Regular Workflows 11.Describing Single Items for Discovery and AccessThese successful and innovative practices will help archivists and special collections librarians better describe their collections so that they can be successfully accessed and users can locate the right materials.Readers can use these as models, sources of inspiration, or starting points for new discussions. The volume will be useful to those working in archives and special collections as well as other cultural heritage organizations, and provides ideas ranging from those that require long-term planning and coordination to ones that could be immediately implemented. It also provides students and educators in archives, library, and public history graduate programs a resource for understanding the variety of ways materials are being described in the field today and the kinds of strategies archivists are using to ensure collections can be found by the people who want to use them.
Kate Theimer is the author of the popular blog ArchivesNext and a frequent writer, speaker and commentator on issues related to the future of archives. She is the author of Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies for Archives and Local History Collections and the editor of A Different Kind of Web: New Connections between Archives and Our Users, a...
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Title:Description: Innovative Practices For Archives And Special CollectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:May 22, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810890933

ISBN - 13:9780810890930

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Table of Contents

Introduction1) "The Hive": Crowdsourcing the Description of Collections Zo? D'Arcy, National Archives of Australia2) More Than a Note: Early Experiences with Implementing EAC-CPF Erin Faulder, Veronica Martzahl, and Eliot Wilczek, Tufts University 3) Creating Access and Establishing Control: Conducting a Comprehensive Survey to Reveal a Hidden Repository Matthew B. Gorham and Chela Scott Weber, Brooklyn Historical Society 4) Step by Step, Stage by Stage: Getting a Diverse Backlog of Legacy Finding Aids Online Eira Tansey, Tulane University 5) You Got Your Archives in My Cataloging: A Collaborative Standards-Based Approach to Creating Item-Level Metadata for Digitized Archival Materials Kelcy Shepherd and Kate Gerrity, Amherst College 6) A Long Road: Creating Policies and Procedures for Mandatory Arrangement and Description by Records CreatorsKristjana Kristinsdóttir, National Archives of Iceland7) Collaboration in Cataloging: Sourcing Knowledge from Near and Far for a Challenging Collection Evyn Kropf, University of Michigan8) Where there's a Will There's a Way: Using LibGuides to Rescue Paper Ephemera from the Bibliographic UnderbrushSharon Farnel, Robert Cole, Robert Desmarais, Spencer Holizki, and Jeff Papineau, University of Alberta9) Describing Records, People, Organizations and Functions: The Empowering the User Project's Flexible Archival Catalogue Clare Paterson, University of Glasgow 10) Business as Usual: Integrating Born-Digital Materials into Regular Workflows Jackie Dean and Meg Tuomala, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 11) Opening the Black File Cabinets: Describing Single Items for Discovery and Access James Gerencser, Dickinson CollegeAbout the EditorIndex

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These thoughtfully selected case studies mine the evolving international, interprofessional, and interactive landscape of archival description in innovative and inspirational ways. The essays comprising this volume take the current temperature of a rapidly morphing profession, and will interest and stimulate a wide array of information practitioners.