Management: Innovative Practices For Archives And Special Collections by Kate TheimerManagement: Innovative Practices For Archives And Special Collections by Kate Theimer

Management: Innovative Practices For Archives And Special Collections

EditorKate Theimer

Paperback | June 6, 2014

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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 while working within existing resources. The book features thirteen case studies that demonstrate solutions to both traditional management concerns as well as new issues and opportunities presented by changes in technology and organizational environments. The featured case studies are: 1) "We'll Never Let You Retire!": Creating a Culture of Knowledge Transfer 2) Raising Cash and Building Connections: Using Kickstarter to Fund and Promote a Cultural Heritage Project3) A Winning Combination: Internships and High-Impact Learning in Archives4) A Thief in Our Midst: Special Collections, Archives and Insider Theft5) Tackling the Backlog: Conducting a Collections Assessment on a Shoestring6) A Platform for Innovation: Creating the Labs Environment at the National Archives of Australia7) Setting Our Own Agenda: Managing the Merger of Archives and Special Collections8) Taking Control: Managing Organizational Change in Archives 9) Implementing Pre-Custodial Processing: Engaging Organizations to Invest Resources in their Records 10) Building Effective Leaders: Redesigning the Archives Leadership Institute 11) From Evaluation to Implementation: Selecting Archival Management Software12) More Bang for the Buck: Sharing Personnel and Resources Across Institutions13) "Make a New Plan, Stan": Useful and Painless Strategic Planning The collected case studies present pragmatic approaches to challenges and opportunities that are common to organizations of all sizes and types. Their common focus is on building stronger archival programs by making effective use of people, technology, and resources while working within organizational requirements and constraints. 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 the aspirational to the immediately implementable. It also provides students and educators in archives, library, and public history graduate programs a resource for understanding the issues facing managers in the field today and the kinds of strategies archivists are using to meet these new challenges.
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:Management: Innovative Practices For Archives And Special CollectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.99 × 6.07 × 0.68 inPublished:June 6, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081089095X

ISBN - 13:9780810890954

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1) "We'll Never Let You Retire!": Creating a Culture of Knowledge TransferMaija Anderson, Oregon Health & Science University Library 2) Raising Cash and Building Connections: Using Kickstarter to Fund and Promote a Cultural Heritage ProjectThomas Smith, Project Gado3) A Winning Combination: Internships and High-Impact Learning in ArchivesLisa M. Sjoberg, Concordia College4) A Thief in Our Midst: Special Collections, Archives and Insider TheftChristopher J. Anderson, Drew University5) Tackling the Backlog: Conducting a Collections Assessment on a ShoestringJoanne Archer and Caitlin Wells, University of Maryland Libraries6) A Platform for Innovation: Creating the Labs Environment at the National Archives of AustraliaZo? D'Arcy, National Archives of Australia 7) Setting Our Own Agenda: Managing the Merger of Archives and Special CollectionsCaroline Daniels, Delinda Stephens Buie, Rachel I. Howard, and Elizabeth E. Reilly, University of Louisville8) Taking Control: Managing Organizational Change in Archives Fynnette Eaton, Independent Consultant9) Implementing Pre-Custodial Processing: Engaging Organizations to Invest Resources in their Records Rob Fisher, Library and Archives Canada10) Building Effective Leaders: Redesigning the Archives Leadership Institute Rachel Vagts and Sasha Griffin, Luther College 11) From Evaluation to Implementation: Selecting Archival Management SoftwareKira A. Dietz, Virginia Tech12) More Bang for the Buck: Sharing Personnel and Resources Across InstitutionsErin Passehl-Stoddart and Jodi Allison-Bunnell 13) "Make a New Plan, Stan": Useful and Painless Strategic Planning Mark Greene, American Heritage Center, University of WyomingIndexAbout the Editor

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After managing archives for three decades, I approach any new management book with a jaundiced eye, but Kate Theimer's Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections is a breath of fresh air. The book brims with innovative ideas, presented in a highly readable manner, with a steady focus on practical application. Whether you've been managing for three days or three decades you'll find something worthwhile in every chapter!