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Abstract

The 2013 book Archival Arrangement and Description, the first installment in SAA’s “Trends in Archival Practice,” has broad appeal for archivists with different professional duties and in a variety of repository settings. Published as both an e-book and a print edition, this book is built on flexibility and user needs. Editors Christopher J. Prom and Thomas J. Frusciano offer a great introduction for the three modules that constitute the book, calling for archivists to archivists embrace change and professional evolution. Sibyl Schaefer and Janet M. Bunde begin the book with an exploration of how standards facilitate intellectual control and improve access, J. Gordon Daines III examines practices and procedures for processing and providing access to digital records and manuscripts in the second section, and Daniel A. Santamaria discusses methods for making descriptive information and archival materials available online in the final section. The sections include broad discussions and detailed specifics about the topics, allowing the reader to learn more about a topic generally or narrow in on their immediate need for information.

Author Biography

Tiah Edmunson-Morton has worked as an archivist at OSU for seven years. In addition to teaching duties for the Special Collections & Archives Research Center and School of History, Philosophy, & Religion, she manages the Center's exhibits program, coordinates social media outreach, and works on library-wide assessment projects. She has served as president of the Northwest Archivists, is the Editor of the NWA publication Easy Access, and led the Northwest Digital Archives Usability Group. She holds her MLIS from San José State University, MA in English Literature from Miami University, and is a Certified Archivist.

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