The first installment in SAA’s new modular series, TRENDS IN ARCHIVES PRACTICE, is Archival Arrangement and Description, edited with an introduction by Christopher J. Prom and Thomas J. Frusciano. It explores the necessity to understand and use a range of descriptive standards to facilitate intellectual control and to improve access; the development of techniques to process born-digital or electronic records; and the methods used to make descriptive information about archives, and archival materials themselves, accessible via the Internet. Three modules are featured:
Also included is a superb introduction. Archival Arrangement and Description is designed to complement Kathleen Roe's Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts. Buy them separately, or together.
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About TRENDS IN ARCHIVES PRACTICE: This open-ended series of modules by the Society of American Archivists features brief, authoritative treatments—written and edited by top-level professionals—that fill significant gaps in archival literature. The goal of this modular approach is to build agile, user-centered resources. Each module will treat a discrete topic relating to the practical management of archives and manuscript collections in the digital age. Many modules are planned, and readers will be invited to mix, match, and combine modules that best satisfy their needs and interests.