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A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology | Society of American Archivists

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A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology:

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So You Want to Be an Archivist: An Overview of the Archives Profession | Society of American Archivists

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RT @ALALibrary: So You Want to Be an Archivist: An Overview of the Archives Profession - Soc of American Archivists @archivists_org - http://t.co/LszmeEJB...

 

"The primary task of the archivist is to establish and maintain control, both physical and intellectual, over records of enduring value. Archivists select records, a process that requires an understanding of the historical context in which the records were created, the uses for which they were intended, and their relationships to other sources. The archivist then arranges and describes the records, in accordance with accepted standards and practices; ensures the long-term preservation of collections; assists researchers; and plans and directs exhibitions, publications, and other outreach programs to broaden the use of collections and to enlist support for archival programs. All archivists, especially those with administrative responsibilities, need to understand and apply the principles of sound management to their work."

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