Selected Readings


Selected Readings in Preservation

Selected Readings in Preservation is an annotated list of selected sources released in a given calendar year on archives preservation. It is issued annually by the Society of American Archivists Preservation Section as a service to the Section and the archives community.

The SAA Preservation Section's Education Committee and Steering Committee coordinate the selection and compilation of sources. Compilers include archivists and preservation specialists who review the preservation literature as part of their work and are qualified to assess it for its usefulness to the archival community. Sources that are selected for inclusion meet stringent evaluation criteria for content, presentation, and availability. Specifically, selected works:

  • contain useful, significant, and accurate information,
  • are clearly written and comprehensive to the preservation non-specialist, and
  • are easy to obtain.

Selected Readings in Preservation contains books, reports, periodicals, and articles in English that relate to archives preservation. Geared to the general archives community, lists are designed to serve as a convenient reference to selected sources. They are not intended to be comprehensive. To the extent possible, citations include the cost of and instructions for ordering publications.

The lists are structured by function and record format, as listed below.

Browse the Selected Readings by year: (down load Adobe Acrobat reader to view PDF files)

  • Selected Readings 1995-1996 (PDF)
  • Selected Readings 1997-1998 (PDF) no longer available
  • Selected Readings 1999 (PDF) no longer available
  • Selected Readings 2000 through 2002 (PDF only) no longer available

Contributors to Selected Readings in Preservation are mentioned according to each years' iteration. The Education Committee welcomes your comments on Selected Readings in Preservation.

©Society of American Archivists Preservation Section. Created September 3, 1997; updated 28 Janurary 2006
Comments and questions regarding this web site can be directed to ~ Tonia Sutherland, Preservation Section Web Liaison.

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