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TitleReference and access : innovative practices for archives and special collections
Author edited by Kate Theimer
ImprintLanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014
Descript xii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


This volume will be useful to those working in archives and special collections as well as other cultural heritage organizations, and it provides ideas ranging from the aspirational to the immediately implementable. It also provides students and educators in archives, library, and public history graduate programs a resource for understanding the issues driving chang in the field today and the kinds of strategies archivists are using to meet these new challenges-- Back cover


Building bridges : closing the divide between minimally processed collections and researchers / Emily Christopherson and Rachael Dreyer, American Heritage Center -- Managing risk with a virtual reading room : two born-digital projects / Michelle Light, University of California, Irvine -- Improvements on a shoestring : changing reference systems and processes / Jackie Couture and Deborah Whalen, Eastern Kentucky University -- Twenty-first century security in a twentieth-century space : reviewing, revising and implementing new security practices in the reading room / Elizabeth Chase, Gabrielle M. Dudley and Sara Logue, Emory University -- Talking in the night : exploring webchats to serve new audiences / Gary Brannan, West Yorkshire Archive Service -- A small shop meets a big challenge : finding creative ways to assist the researchers of the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages / Leanda Gahegan and Gina Rappaport, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian institution -- The right tool at the right time : implementing responsive reproduction policies and procedures / Melanie Griffin and Matthew Knight, University of South Florida -- Going mobile : using iPads to improve the reading room experience / Cheryl Oestreicher, Julia Stringfellow and Jim Duran, Boise State University -- Beyond "trial by fire" : towards a more active approach to training new reference staff / Marc Brodsky, Virginia Tech -- Access for all : making your archives website accessible for people with disabilities / Lisa Snider, The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin -- No ship of fools : a digital humanities collaboration to enhance access to special collections / Jennie Levine Knies, University of Maryland -- Websites as a digital extension of reference : creating a reference and IT partnership for Web usability studies / Sara Snyder and Elizabeth Botten, Archives of American Art

Archives -- Reference services Libraries -- Special collections Reference services (Libraries) Information storage and retrieval systems -- Archival materials Archives -- Reference services -- Case studies Libraries -- Special collections -- Case studies Reference services (Libraries) -- Case studies

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