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WU Libraries Manuscript Collections -
Manuscripts and Archives Reading Group
Schedule for 2007

Summary

Outlined below is a sequence of readings broken into the Academy of Certified Archivists Domains.

The group will meet approximately every three weeks to discuss background information and the seven domains.

Each meeting will include:
1) A discussion of the texts aimed at developing understanding in staff on the subject area.

2) A discussion of the texts as they relate to archival practice in the participants own work.

3) A discussion of possible ACA exam questions related to the weeks topic.

4) Depending upon availability, meetings may include guest speakers who address the central topic.

5) A presentation of an article summary from the domain along with a bibliography of current journal literature in the area (ideally with classic articles highlighted). See journal list below.

Journals
(Compile bibliographies for presentations from this list.)
American Archivist; published quarterly by the Society of American Archivists, Chicago, Illinois.
Archival Issues, semi-annual journal published by the Midwest Archives Conference.
Archivaria
Provenance

The participants will assign specific readings to people. Each person will prepare questions and answers with page numbers. The questions will be e-mailed to the other members before the meeting discussion. This process will help the participants get more involved in the readings. The questions and answers will sparke discussion and help us review for the exam.

The * in front of the readings below indicate publications that the ACA Handbook notes are most frequently reflected on the exam. The other readings relate to the Domain topic and can help further explain the topic.



Schedule

Introduction
Background Information

*Academy of Certified Archvists Website, including Handbook
Link to ACA website

*O’Toole, James M and Richard J. Cox. Understanding Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society ofAmerican Archivists, 2006.
OR O’Toole, James M. Understanding Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society ofAmerican Archivists, 1990.

Chapters 1-4 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapter 1, Daniels, Maygene and Timothy Walch, editors. A Modern Archives Reader, Washington: National Archives and Records Administration, 1984.

Pearce-Moses, Richard. A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminolgy, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005.also on-line


ACA Domain 1:
Selection, Appraisal, and Acquisition

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

* Boles, Frank. Selecting and Appraising Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivsits, 2005.
OR Ham, F. Gerald. Selecting and Appraising Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1993.

*Chapter 12 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapter 5 & 6 Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

*Chapter 3 & 4, Daniels, Maygene and Timothy Walch, editors. A Modern Archives Reader, Washington: National Archives and Records Administration, 1984.


ACA Domain 2:
Arrangement and Description

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Roe, Kathleen D. Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005.
OR Miller, Fredric M. Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1990.

*Society of American Archivists. Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2004.

*Hensen, Steven L. Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1989.

*Chapters 14, & 15. Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapters 7,8 & 9. Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

*Chapter 5 & 6, Daniels, Maygene and Timothy Walch, editors. A Modern Archives Reader, Washington: National Archives and Records Administration, 1984.

Article:
Dooley, Jackie. Encoded Archival Description: Context, Theory and Case Studies, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1998. [Originally published as American Archivist, vol. 60, nos. 3 & 4.]


ACA Domain 3:
Reference Service and Access

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Pugh, Mary Jo. Providing Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005.
OR Pugh, Mary Jo. Providing Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1992.

*Chapter 17 from Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapters 10. Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

*Chapter 7, Daniels, Maygene and Timothy Walch, editors. A Modern Archives Reader, Washington: National Archives and Records Administration, 1984.

ALA-SAA Joint Statement on Access: Guidelines for Access to Original Research Materials August, 1994

McKim, Joshua G. An analysis of the management of Email reference services in public university archive and manuscript collections. Thesis (MSLS) Univ of NC at Chapel Hill. United States 2000


ACA Domain 4:
Preservation and Protection

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn. Preserving Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1993.

*Chapter 13 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapter 3. Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

Jones, Maggie and Neil Beagrie. Preservation Management of Digital Materials: A Handbook 2002. on-line


ACA Domain 5:
Outreach, Advocacy, and Promotion

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Finch, Elsie Freeman. Advocating Archives: An Introduction to Public Relations for Archivists, Metuchen, NJ: The Society of American Archivists and Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1994.

*Chapter 11. Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

*Chapter 8, Daniels, Maygene and Timothy Walch, editors. A Modern Archives Reader, Washington: National Archives and Records Administration, 1984.


ACA Domain 6:
Managing Archival Programs

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Kurtz, Michael J. Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2004.
OR Wilsted, Thomas and William Nolte. Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1991.

Chapter 11 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapter 2 & 9, Daniels, Maygene and Timothy Walch, editors. A Modern Archives Reader, Washington: National Archives and Records Administration, 1984.

Trinkaus-Randall, Gregor. Protecting Your Collections: A Manual of Archival Security, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1995.


ACA Domain 7:
Professional, Ethical, and Legal Responsibilities

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

Lipinski,Tomas A. Libraries, Museums, and Archives: Legal Issues and Ethical Challenges in the New Information Age, Landham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2002.

*Peterson, Trudy Huskamp and Gary Peterson. Archives and Manuscripts: Law, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1985.

*Society of American Archivists. A Code of Ethics for Archivists and Commentary, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1992 RMBS. Standards for ethical conduct for rare book, manuscript, and special collections librarians, with guidelines for institutional practice in support of the standards, 2d edition, 1992. College & Research Libraries News no4(Apr. '93) p. 207-15
Link SAA Code of Ethics

International Council on Archives. Code of Ethics, Adopted by the General Assembly at its XIIIrd session in Beijing (China), September 6, 1996. http://www.ica.org/5555/reference-documents/ica-code-of-ethics.html





   
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