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Bruce Dearstyne, one of the profession's most influential educators, has gathered fourteen prominent leaders with proven track records in archives and records management. They reveal the secrets of their success and lay out what it takes to build and manage a dynamic, high-achieving program. Representing programs at government, for-profit, and non-profit organizations, authors include: Edie Hedlin, former Archivist of the Smithsonian Institution; Phil Mooney, Archivist, Coca Cola Company; Eugenia Brumm, former Records Manager, Abbott Labs and now Director in the Legal Operations Consulting area at Huron Consulting Group; and more. Read this book to see expert management strategies at work and to understand the ''why'' and ''how'' of excellent programs. You will come away with better solutions for all things management---from writing effective mission statements to gauging and responding to the market for services. The authors give candid, fascinating accounts of their leadership style and its impact in shaping and directing a program, of dealing with institutional change, overcoming enormous budgeting and human resources challenges---and much more. Giving lie to the adage that "leaders are born, not made," this collection offers practical wisdom and useful advice that will help you take your leadership skills to the next level.
Managing Archives provides a practical guide to archives management. It has three main target audiences: those who have been tasked by their organization to manage its archives but who have no prior training; those who are starting out as professionals or para-professionals in a record keeping environment and need basic guidance; and students who are currently studying for a professional qualification. Basic guidance is supplemented by comprehensive references to professional literature, standards, web sites etc. to enable the reader to further their studies at their own pace. The text includes a range of optional activities that enable the reader to translate principles into practice and feel greater ‘ownership’ with the guidance. There is no similar book on the market There is known demand both from practitioners and students The book offers guidance in the implementation of archival processes in a range of institutional contexts, and enables a universal application
The author provides an updated overview of the management talents needed to oversee an archives program. He supplements his text with sample policies and planning documents from a variety of archival operations.
Cox covers all aspects of the management of archival programs, including appraisal and acquisition, preservation and security, arrangement, description, and reference, fund-raising, grantsmanship, and cooperation. The impact of new information technology on organizations and the implications for their archives are discussed. The book is based on a wide reading of archival theory and practice and nearly two decades of archival experience by the author. It provides essential aid to those considering the establishment of an institutional archive as well as to practicing archivists.
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