Archival Resources

Posted August 05, 2010 by admin

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The Getty Institute's Archival Primer
Fox, Michael J. and Peter L. Wilerson. Introduction to Archival Organization and Description. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust, 1998.
The Society of American Archivists Glossary
Pearce-Moses, Richard. A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology. Society of American Archivists: Chicago, 2005.
Introduction to Metadata
Baca, Murtha, ed. Introduction to Metadata: Online Edition, Version 3.0. Los Angeles : Getty Information Institute, 2008.
EAD: Encoded Archival Description
A standard for encoding archival finding aids using Extensible Markup Language (XML) from the Library of Congress in partnership with the Society of American Archivists.

Collection Management and EAD publication tools

The Archivists' Toolkit
The first open source archival data management system to provide broad, integrated support for the management of archives.
Archon is a web-based tool for archivists and manuscript curators. It automatically publishes archival descriptive information and digital archival objects to a user-friendly website.
CollectiveAccess is a full-featured open source collections management and online access application for museums, archives and digital collections. It is designed to handle large, heterogeneous collections that have complex cataloging requirements and require support for a variety of metadata standards and media formats.

Professional Organizations

Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America's oldest and largest national archival professional association.
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-NA)
A dynamic organization of over 1,000 individuals devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management.
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)
Part of The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), RBMS strives to represent and promote the interests of librarians who work with rare books, manuscripts, and other types of special collections.
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
A non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.

Affiliated Organizations

Independent Media Arts Preservation, Inc. (IMAP)
A nonprofit service, education, and advocacy organization committed to the preservation of non-commercial electronic media.
Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods.

Sources for Archival Supplies

University Products
Phone: 1.800.628.1912
Fax: 1.800.532.9281
Phone: 212.219.0770
Fax: 212.219.0735
Archival Products
Phone: 1.800.526.5640
Fax: 1.888.220.2397
Phone: 1.800.448.6160
Fax: 1.800.272.3412
Conservation Resources International LLC.
Phone: 1.800.634.6932
Fax: 1.800.321.0629
Slide Scribe
Phone: 1.800.345.4118
Fax: 1.952.942.7852
Century Boxes Archival Products
Phone: 1.888.876.4544
Fax: 1.804.275.9900
Hollinger Metal Edge
Phone: 1.800.634.0491
Metal Edge, Inc.
Phone: 1.800.862.2228
Fax: 1.800.822.6937
The MAM-A CD and DVD Factory Store
Phone: 1.888.572.3383
Last Updated: 10-8-08