Archives for the Lay Person

Archives for the Lay Person

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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.... to open the files, depending on their storage medium: disk or diskette, zip disk, portable flash drive, external hard drive, ... If the file can be opened, the next task is to evaluate or appraise the information, the same as if it was printed on paper. ... it is easy to accidently delete files, and files on all storage media (flash drive, hard drive, disks, and CDs/DVDs) can be corrupted. Computers are wonderful for providing fast access to electronic information at all hours from around the world.

Title:Archives for the Lay Person
Author:Lois Hamill
Publisher:AltaMira Press - 2012-12-27


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