Drawing from a wide range of practical experience, the authors provide a basic guide to all aspects of museum work, from audience development and learning, through collections management and conservation, to museum management and forward planning. Museum Basics is organised on a modular basis, with over 100 units in eight sections.
The guide aims to help public and private institutions, as well as individual collectors, that have sound recordings in their collections but lack the professional expertise in one or more areas to preserve them. The chapters that follow cover audio conservation and preservation, recorded sound formats and their associated risks, appraisal, related copyright issues, and disaster preparedness.
Directory of Archival Consultants contains information about experts across the country who provide professional consulting services on various aspects of archives and archiving. All listings in this directory are paid listings. Information provided by consultants is not independently checked or verified.
Published by SAA in 2005 as one of seven volumes in the Archival Fundamentals Series II, the Glossary, by Richard Pearce-Moses, contains more than 2,000 defined entries, more than 600 lead-in terms, and nearly 700 citations from some 280 sources, and is based primarily on archival literature in the United States and Canada.
The preparation of this book, Running a Museum: A Practical Handbook, came about at the request of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Iraq. The need was felt for an elementary manual that could be used by trainers and trainees in courses on museum subjects, as a tool for persons already working in museums in Iraq, and as a reference document providing guidance for more in-depth study of particular aspects. It would also be of interest to laymen in understanding the basic aspects of running a museum.
This handbook is intended to answer the questions of archivists, librarians, and others who have a collection of videotapes they wish to keep for many years. The guidelines offered touch briefly on each appropriate topic, but do not cover any topic in detail.