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Author: Helen Forde
Publisher: London : Facet, 2007.
Series: Principles and practice in records management and archives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Access to archival material - the documentary heritage of people all over the world that gives them their identity and ensures their rights - is dependent on the survival of fragile materials: paper, parchment, photographic materials, audiovisual materials and, most recently, magnetic and optical formats. The primary importance of such survival is widely acknowledged but sometimes overlooked in a rush to provide  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Forde
ISBN: 9781856045773 1856045773
OCLC Number: 71285625
Description: xiv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing archive preservation --
Understanding archive materials and their characteristics --
Managing digital preservation --
Archive buildings and their characteristics --
Safeguarding the building and its contents --
Managing archival storage --
Managing risks and avoiding disaster --
Setting up a conservation workshop --
Moving the records --
Exhibiting archives --
Handling the records --
Managing a pest control programme --
Using and creating surrogates --
Putting preservation into practice.
Series Title: Principles and practice in records management and archives.
Responsibility: Helen Forde.


Considers the causes of threats to the basic material and outlines the preservation options available. This book offers flexible solutions applicable in a variety of situations. It provides a range  Read more...
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Good basic reference

by wwwilson (WorldCat user published 2010-02-03) Excellent Permalink

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...
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