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by Helen Forde

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Good basic reference   (2010-02-03)

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by wwwilson

Helen Forde has written an excellent all-around reference work for archivists and those who find themselves with archivist's responsibilities. It covers all aspects of archival work with special attention paid to buildings and their design and function as holders of the physical record. Digitization projects are covered well, too, as are exhibits. Written from the British perspective, it occasionally seems not to apply to the U.S. repository, but that does not detract from its usefulness. The addition of sidebars on archival topics that relate to the chapter in which they appear are interesting and entertaining and help break up the reference work format. 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