- 23rd Mar 2013
- 234mm x 156mm x 18mm
Helen Forde is a professional archivist who has worked in local authority, private and national archives. Until 2001 she was Head of Preservation Services at the UK national Archives, where she had previously been in charge of both the library and the Museum. She has taught preservation management and worked as an independent consultant on archives.
Jonathan Rhys-Lewis is preservation and collections management consultant with over 25 years experience within local government and as an independent consultant. He trains, lectures and publishes on preservation and preservation management.
…a welcome update…The vast practical experience of the two authors clearly enriches the text. Archivists and librarians will find it a great tool to turn to for high level preservation advice, and for students it will provide a good broad overview of the varied issues facing collections.
It is a book that all archive managers should read at least once, as it will guide them to developing that vital preservation strategy that is right for their archive and will be much needed when it comes to implementing improvements in the care of collections.
Archives and Records
Forde (fomerly Preservation Services, UK National Archives, and educator) and Rhys-Lewis (preservation and collections management consultant, and curation and stewardship, U. College London, UK) provide a completely updated second edition of their book on archival preservation. Topics include understanding archival materials and their characteristics, archive buildings, safeguarding the building and its contents, managing storage, exhibiting archives, and training and the use of volunteers.
Reference and Research Book News
This second edition...is a must-read handbook for three main audiences: those who already work within the area, those who want to work within it, and those who need to understand the issues or elements involved to be able to manage a quality archives operation.
Australian Academic & Research LibrariesHelen Forde and Jonathan Rhys-Lewis are serious invigilators of their chosen profession; their practical reference with its rich historical details is a gift to all cultural heritage organizations.