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Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories (Archival Fundamentals Series II)
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"Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories presents a holistic synthesis of theory and practice viewed in the context of the complexity of modern organizations. More than that, it is an indispensable reference uniquely geared to the specifics of working in the archives environment. It is filled with sound advice on a wide variety of managerial issues, such as planning and conducting effective meetings, allocating space in planning an archives facility, improving communication through active listening, policy statement essentials, and key information needed for developing a project plan." --CASEY EDWARD GREENE, Head of Special Collections, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas
"In Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories, Michael Kurtz has done an outstanding job of providing an updated overview of the management talents needed to oversee an archives program. He connects the fundamentals of management theory and practice to the basics of archival theory and practice in a way that is easy to read and grasp. He supplements his text with sample policies and planning documents from a variety of archival operations, providing helpful illustrations of the management principles being discussed. Each chapter ends with an overview of selected readings. This text is a must read not only for the student or beginning practitioner, but also for the experienced professional who wants to refresh his or her knowledge in light of evolving standards and practices." --ELIZABETH W. ADKINS, CA, Senior Manager, Global Records and Information Management, CSC
Society of American Archivists
(2004) ARCHIVAL FUNDAMENTALS SERIES 260 pp., soft cover