Understanding archives and manuscripts / by James M. O'Toole.
Society of American Archivists,
|Series:||Archival fundamentals series.
Table of Contents:
- Recording, keeping and using information. The oral world ; The rise and spread of literacy ; Reasons for recording information ; The impulse to save ; The technology of record making ; Characteristics of recorded information in the modern age ; The usefulness of archives
- The history of archives and the archives profession. Old World antecedents ; American origins : the two traditions ; Emergence of the archival profession ; The crucial decade : the 1930s ; Diversification and development ; Consolidation of professional identity ; Current and future issues
- The archivist's perspective : knowledge and values. Knowledge ; Values
- The archivist's task : responsibilities and duties. Saving and acquiring archival records ; Organizing archival records ; Making archival records available.