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Creating a local history archive at your public library / Faye Phillips.

Phillips, Faye, (author.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch REF 026 PHI (Text) 34207002104520 Reference, Adult Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library PROF COLL 026 PHILLIPS (Text) 37500004433021 Professional Collection Available -
 Professional Collection: shelved in office of Head of Adult Services [ MB 2017-10-16 @ JCKSN-SEY ]

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  • ISBN: 9780838915660 : PAP
  • ISBN: 0838915663 : PAP
  • Physical Description: xiv, 161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Defining, creating, and developing a local history archive -- Collection development policies for a local history archive -- Acquiring and making local history collections accessible -- Care of a local history archive.
Summary, etc.:
Archival collections at public libraries present their own challenges distinct from other library materials, but they also offer the promise of unique connections between the library and its users, particularly when the archives relate to local history. Written by an archivist and librarian with hands-on experience in multiple archival and manuscripts repositories, this concise guidebook presents best practices for the acquisition, access, and care of local history materials in public libraries. Providing guidance on creating a new archive as well as reinvigorating an existing one, it addresses ·what makes for a successful local history collection, with real-life examples that can serve as models; ·policies, planning, procedures, and day-to-day work involved with archival collections; ·processing, from appraisal and legal transfer to arrangement and description; ·maintenance of the collection, offering guidance on proper care, storage, security, and disaster prevention and recovery; and ·continuing education for staff. This book will help public librarians and archivists give their local history archive the care and attention it so richly deserves.
Subject: Libraries > United States > Special collections > Local history materials.

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