Electronic Records in the Manuscript Repository

Electronic Records in the Manuscript Repository

by Elizabeth H. Dow

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ISBN-13: 9780810867086
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/13/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth H. Dow is currently the head of the archives track in the School of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University. She is the author of Creating EAD Compatible Finding Guides on Paper (Scarecrow 2005).

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Archival Concepts and Grand Strategies 1

2 What's the Problem with Digital Materials? 21

3 Solving the Problems: Systems and Tools 39

4 Long-Term Retention and Access 61

5 TDR or Dark Archive? 81

6 Solving the Problems: Implementing the Tools 97

7 Working with Your Donors 117

8 The Future of Curators, Archivists, and Digital Collections 137

Works Cited 145

Essential Tools 161

Beginner Bibliography 165

Continuing Education Opportunities and Workshops 171

Other Useful Works 173

More Resources 183

Index 185

About the Author 189

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Salvador Barragan

Trenchant and succint....This book is one of the most comprehensive to date.... Any archivist confronted with the electronic dilemma might find this a useful guide....A unique and varied perspective....Dow also gives a terse and penetrating analysis....A treasure trove of pertinent information....I highly recommend this book. It addresses most of the current literature in a systematic manner without overburdening the reader with technical jargon, and it serves the important task of discussing the essentials that archivists need to know and where to find them. This is what a good reference book does and this work performs that objective.

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