University Archives

Authored by: William J. Maher

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043652

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Abstract

Universities, colleges, polytechnic institutes, arts academies, and other postsecondary institutions have established archival programs to hold and make accessible the documentary heritage of those institutions in order to protect individual and institutional rights and to provide a cultural context for understanding of the institution’s past. University archives are managed by professional archivists following best practices of the archival field, but they are reflective of the distinctive history of the particular institution.

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