Electronic records in the manuscript repository / Elizabeth H. Dow.

By: Dow, Elizabeth HMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009Description: xvii, 189 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780810867086 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0810867087 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780810867093 (ebook); 0810867095 (ebook)Subject(s): Electronic records -- Management | Electronic records -- Conservation and restoration | Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration | Information storage and retrieval systems -- ManagementDDC classification: 025.17/4 LOC classification: CD974.4 | .D69 2009Other classification: 24,1
Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Archival concepts and grand strategies -- 2: What's the problem with digital materials? -- 3: Solving the problems: systems and tools -- 4: Long-term retention and access -- 5: TDR or dark archive? -- 6: Solving the problems: implementing the tools -- 7: Working with your donors -- 8: Future of curators, archivists, and digital collections -- Works cited -- Essential tools -- Beginner bibliography -- Continuing education opportunities and workshops -- Other useful works -- More resources -- Index -- About the author.
Summary: From the Back Cover: Electronic Records in the Manuscript Repository defines the problems related to electronic records and digital documents, describes the steps the curator should take to manage those electronic records and digital documents, and suggests ways to learn the specific skills and perspectives needed to do the job well.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-159) and index.

Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Archival concepts and grand strategies -- 2: What's the problem with digital materials? -- 3: Solving the problems: systems and tools -- 4: Long-term retention and access -- 5: TDR or dark archive? -- 6: Solving the problems: implementing the tools -- 7: Working with your donors -- 8: Future of curators, archivists, and digital collections -- Works cited -- Essential tools -- Beginner bibliography -- Continuing education opportunities and workshops -- Other useful works -- More resources -- Index -- About the author.

From the Back Cover: Electronic Records in the Manuscript Repository defines the problems related to electronic records and digital documents, describes the steps the curator should take to manage those electronic records and digital documents, and suggests ways to learn the specific skills and perspectives needed to do the job well.

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Library Journal Review

All librarians confront the issues associated with preserving digital materials. Though aimed primarily at archivists, this book is a great introduction to the various models of electronic preservation for all information managers. Dow (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge) leads the reader through the maze of preservation standards and electronic protocols step by step. The management of electronic records is described in a well-reasoned fashion, current methods are illustrated, and ways to update the described practices are included. Reasons for accepting and rejecting electronic information in archives, the handling of that information in various ways, and the techniques of decision making are clearly explained. Each chapter is very well documented with bibliographic notes. VERDICT Essential reading for all archivists, records managers, and librarians faced with the ever-changing world of electronic information management.-Margaret Sylvia, St. Mary's Univ. Lib., San Antonio, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Elizabeth H. Dow presents an introduction to vocabulary, basic concepts and best practices to date by collecting and contextualizing data from several real-world projects. She also provides references and resources that the curator can consult for information on specific topics. Dow starts with a review of archival concepts, including a look at archival practices in the paper-based world. She then discusses problems created by electronic materials with archival importance and the research in progress to tackle those problems. As a guide for the "Lone Arranger," Electronic Records in the Manuscript Repository provides invaluable information.
Elizabeth H. Dow directs the archives track in the School of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She is the author of Creating EAD-Compatible Finding Guides on Paper (Scarecrow Press, 2005).

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