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St. Louis Study Group for
Academy of Certified Archivists Exam
Study Guide for 2011

Summary

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

The group will meet as needed 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. Some issues available online http://www.archivists.org/periodicals/aa.asp
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 spark discussion and help us review for the exam.

The * in front of the readings below indicate publications that the ACA Handbook notes are frequently reflected on the exam. The other readings relate to the Domain topic and can help further explain the topic.
The + in front of the reading below indicates that University Archives can lend the book for the study group.

Please note that the ACA newsletter mentioned that the knowledge/role statements would be updated for 2010, so they might be slightly different than the older study guide lists.

Also check SAA's ePublications (http://www.archivists.org/publications/epubs/) for online access to some archival publications, including Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956. SAA Archival Classics Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2003..

Additional Study Resources:
CA exam study wiki website (this study group, which Russell James, who is a frequent contributor to the Archives and Archivists Listserv, appeared to participate in, met in 2007 so some of the recommended readings that were reviewed here may no longer be on the reading list) with additional study notes for some of the readings. It is available at: http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CAwannabe_CA_Exam_Study_Wiki The list of readings reviewed in this group (with links to detailed notes) is available at: http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CAwannabe_CA_Exam_Study_Wiki/readings

Jason Fowler's blog with a link to his Annotated Bibliography of Archival Literature which he prepared for the 2006 exam is available at: http://neoarch.wordpress.com/2006/11/21/modern-archival-literature-a-brief-annotated-bibliography/

Wayne Sparkman, member of 2010 ACA Exam Study Group and archivist at PCA Historical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, created a blog to post notes and reviews of archival readings as he studied for the exam: http://pcaarchivist.wordpress.com

Tim Mottaz, member of 2010 ACA Exam Study Group and archivist at Records Archivist, Illinois State Archives, created a facebook page to post notes and reviews of archival readings as he studied for the exam: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117903348262071



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, Archival Fundamentals Series II, Chicago: Society ofAmerican Archivists, 2006.
+OR O’Toole, James M. Understanding Archives and Manuscripts, Archival Fundamentals Series, Chicago: Society ofAmerican Archivists, 1990.

Chapters ?1-4 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956. SAA Archival Classics Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2003.
OR 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, Archival Fundamentals Series II, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005.also on-line

ADDED 2010: Ellis, Robert, ed. Selected Writings of Sir Hilary Jenkinson, Gloucester [Eng.] : Alan Sutton Pub., 1980.

ADDED 2010: Hunter, Gregory. Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives: A How-to-do-it Manual, New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1997. Tim's review 2010

ADDED 2010: +Prom, Christopher and Ellen Swain. College and University Archives: Readings in Theory and Practice, Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2008. Tim's review 2010


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, Archival Fundamentals Series II, Chicago: Society of American Archivsits, 2005.
OR +Ham, F. Gerald. Selecting and Appraising Archives and Manuscripts, Archival Fundamentals Series, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1993. Tim's review 2010

*Chapter ?12 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956. SAA Archival Classics Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2003.
OR 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.

ADDED 2011: Jimerson, Randall C. Archives Power: Memory, Accountability, and Social Justice. Society of American Archivists, 2009. online reading blog about the book


ACA Domain 2:
Arrangement and Description

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.
Wayne's notes on Domain 2, 2010

*+Roe, Kathleen D. Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, Archival Fundamentals Series II, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005.
OR +Miller, Fredric M. Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, Archival Fundamentals Series, 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. SAA Archival Classics Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2003.
OR *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.

Muller, Samuel, J. A. Feith, and R. Fruin. Manual for the Arrangement and Description of Archives, New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1898, 1968. SAA Archival Classics Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2003. Tim's review 2011

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.
Wayne's notes on Domain 3, 2010

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

*Chapter ?17 from Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956. SAA Archival Classics Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2003.
OR 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, Archival Fundamentals Series II, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2010.
OR +Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn. Preserving Archives and Manuscripts, Archival Fundamentals Series, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1993.

*Chapter ?13 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956. SAA Archival Classics Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2003.
OR 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

ADDED 2010: +Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn and Diane Vogt-O'Connor. Photographs: Archival Care and Management, Chicago : Society of American Archivists, 2006.

ADDED 2010: +Wilhelm, Henry. The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures. Originally Published in 1993. free online copy of book

ADDED 2010: Gorman, G.E. and Sydney J. Shep, ed. Preservation management for libraries, archives and museums, London, UK : Facet Pub., 2006.

ADDED 2010: Balloffet, Nelly and Jenny Hille. Preservation and Conservation for Libraries and Archives,Chicago : American Library Association, c2005.

ADDED 2010:Dorge and Jones. Building an Emergency Plan: A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions, Los Angeles : Getty Conservation Institute, 1999. free online copy of book

ADDED 2010: Field guide to emergency response produced by Heritage Preservation in support of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, [Washington, D.C.?] : Heritage Preservation, 2006.


ACA Domain 5:
Outreach, Advocacy, and Promotion

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.
Wayne's notes on Domain 5, 2010,

*+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.

ADDED 2010: Kalfatovic, Martin. Creating a Winning Online Exhibition: A Guide for Libraries, Archives and Museums, Chicago : American Library Association, 2002.


ACA Domain 6:
Managing Archival Programs

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.
Wayne's notes on Domain 6, 2010

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

Chapter ?11 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956. SAA Archival Classics Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2003.
OR 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. Wayne's review #1, 2010 Wayne's review #2, 2010 Wayne's Review #3, 2010 Wayne's review #4, 2010

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

ADDED 2010: McLeod, Julie and Catherine Hare. Managing Electronic Records, London : Facet, 2005.

ADDED 2010: Saffady, William. Managing Electronic Records,Prairie Village, KS : ARMA International, 1992.

ADDED 2010: Managing Electronic Records, Washington, DC : National Archives and Records Administration, Office of Records Administration, 1990. Tim's review 2010


ACA Domain 7:
Professional, Ethical, and Legal Responsibilities

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.
Wayne's notes on Domain 7, 2010

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, Archival Fundamentals Series, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1985.Also available online through SAA ePublications http://www.archivists.org/publications/epubs/

*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

ADDED 2010: Benedict, Karen, ed. Ethics and the Archival Profession: Introduction and Case Studies, Chicago : Society of American Archivists, 2003.

ADDED 2010: Carson, Bryan M. The Law of Libraries and Archives, Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007. Tim's review 2010

ADDED 2010: Berjnd-Klodt, Menzi. Navigating Legal Issues in Archives. Chicago: SAA, 2008. Tim's review Chap 1-10 2010





   
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