These edited publications have gone through a review process and are available free of charge.
SAA has granted full-view permission for more than 80 out-of-print publications in the HathiTrust. The oldest item is August Sueflow’s A Preliminary Guide to Church Record Repositories (1969). Highlights among the released publications include the Basic Manual Series, the original Archival Fundamentals Series, important SAA planning reports (e.g., Planning for the Archival Profession, 1986; Image of Archivists, 1984; and Evaluation of Archival Institutions, 1982), Steve Hensen’s Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (1989), three glossaries of archival terms spanning a 30-year-period (Evans 1973; Bellardo 1992; Pearce-Moses 2005), and the 1996 reprint of T. R. Schellenberg’s archival classic Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques. Beyond books, also included is a full run of the SAA Newsletter/Archival Outlook from 1979 to 1998 and Volumes 1 through 62 (1938 to 1999) of The American Archivist, plus a two-volume compilation index for the first 30 volumes of the journal.
This still-useful publication by Gary Peterson and Trudy Huskamp Peterson presents legal questions confronted by archivists and discusses reasonable means for analyzing and resolving legal issues. A companion to the newer Navigating Legal Issues in Archives.
Joan D. Krizack provides a systematic method for devising documentation plans presented in the context of the U.S. health care system that also can be adapted to other types of institutions. Winner of SAA’s 1995 Waldo Gifford Leland Award.
Written by Bruce Bruemmer and Sheldon Hocheiser, and published by the Charles Babbage Institute, this 134-page pioneering guide to archival practices in high-tech companies lists the general types of business records and provides a “documentary probe” based on the Control Data Corporation records at CBI. Henry Lowood, curator for History of Science & Technology Collections and Film & Media Collections in the Stanford University Libraries, identified it as one of the “indispensable guides” that helped shape “the strategies and programs that guided the growth of archival resources in the history of computing.”
A digital version of this archival classic by Sir Hilary Jenkinson is available courtesy of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
A classic collection of writings by Theodore R. Schellenberg that provide the very basis of theory and practice for the American archival profession. New introduction by former North Carolina State Archivist H.G. Jones added in 2003.
Edited by J. Gordon Daines III and Cory L. Nimer. Blogs, wikis, podcasts, social networking sites, and a host of other Web 2.0 technologies have revolutionized the way that students and scholars access information. This innovative e-publication introduces archivists to practical solutions for integrating Web 2.0 technologies into their everyday work. Featuring case studies by archivists discussing actual implementations of Web 2.0 technologies it is sure to foster an ongoing dialogue about the best ways to meet patron needs.
Facilitates consistent, appropriate, and self-explanatory description of archival materials and creators of archival materials. This Second Edition reflects the growing convergence among archival, museum, and library standards; aligns DACS with the descriptive standards developed and supported by the International Council on Archives; and provides guidance on the creation of archival authority records. DACS can be applied to all types of material at all levels of description, and the rules are designed for use by any type of descriptive output, including MARC 21, Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and Encoded Archival Context (EAC). The Second Edition was officially adopted as a standard by the Council of the Society of American Archivists in January 2013, following review by the SAA Standards Committee, its Technical Subcommittee for Describing Archives: A Content Standard, and the general archival community. Also available is an earlier edition of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (2007), which was originally approved by the Society of American Archivists as an SAA standard in 2004.
An essential tool for archivists, librarians, and allied professionals. A narrative overview explains the major components of the EAD structure. It lists and defines elements and attributes and indicates their relationship to one another. Tagged examples illustrate the use of each element.
Compiled by Victoria Irons Walch with contributions by Marion Matters, this publication describes technical standards, conventions, and guidelines used by archivists in describing holdings and repositories.