Archival Management and Administration

Authored by: Michael J. Kurtz

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-ELIS4-120044286

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Abstract

This entry provides a detailed overview of the key elements involved in managing archival institutions in the twenty-first century. Focus is on effective leadership exercised in the paradigm of organizational complexity and relationships. Core management functions of organizing work; planning; and managing financial and human resources are described in the context of dramatic societal change and the unique role which archives fulfill in society. The transformative role of information technology in revolutionizing archival work processes and providing access to potentially unlimited numbers of users forms a key underpinning of contemporary archival management.

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