Business archivists need to be flexible, adaptable, and creative so that they can easily pivot to meet their companies’ changing priorities and needs. With insightful examples and practical discussions, Managing Business Archives provides direction for archivists making decisions in a dynamic business climate.
Edited by Sarah Polirer, CA, CRM, a Fortune 100 company archivist, this book adeptly articulates the role and responsibilities of managing business archives. Nine corporate archivists with extensive experience apply the core archival functions of
- selection, appraisal, and acquisition,
- arrangement and description,
- reference and access,
- outreach and advocacy,
- ethical and legal responsibilities, and
- archival management.
Successful management of business archives is based upon these core archival principles—and the knowledge of when and how to apply and adapt these principles. Each chapter integrates current trends in business archives to help business archivists effectively achieve strategic priorities. A bibliography after each chapter offers further guidance and resources.
This book is essential reading for any archivist working in a business setting as well as for those curious about business archives.
Publisher: Society of American Archivists (2022)
Paperback: 182 pages
Product Dimension: 7x10 inches
Weight: 1.0 pounds