Archival and special collections facilities

guidelines for archivists, librarians, architects, and engineers
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StatementSAA Standards Committee, SAA Task Force on Archival Facilities Guidelines ; edited by Michele F. Pacifico and Thomas P. Wilsted.
ContributionsPacifico, Michele F., Wilsted, Thomas., Society of American Archivists. Task Force on Archival Facilities Guidelines.
LC ClassificationsCD981 .A695 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23712219M
ISBN 101931666318
LC Control Number2009025386

Thomas P. Wilsted is an archival consultant specializing in archival facilities and archival management. He has served as Director of the Thomas J.

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Dodd Research Center at the Archival and special collections facilities book of Connecticut, Associate Director of the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming, Director of the Salvation Army Archives, and Manuscripts Librarian at the National Library of New by: 1.

Required reading for archivists, librarians, and the building professions planning a new or remodeled archival facility, this SAA-approved standard provides guidance on site evaluation, construction, environmental systems, fire protection, security, lighting, materials and finishes, equipment, and the functional spaces for an archival facility that meets the needs of staff and researchers and ensures the preservation of the collections.

Archival and special collections facilities: guidelines for archivists, librarians, architects, and engineers Michele F. Pacifico, Thomas Wilsted, Society of American Archivists. Task Force on Archival Facilities. Archival collection guides.

Use collection guides (or finding aids) that describe a collection of archival records, personal papers, or manuscripts to locate material for your research. The guide may be a brief summary or a detailed description and inventory. Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) is one of western Pennsylvania's largest repositories for manuscripts, rare books, photographs, microfilm, maps, audio visual materials, and more.

We recently merged the departments of the Archives Service Center and Special Collections. Special Collections and Archives (SCA) houses the university’s collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, born-digital files, and other unique materials.

Our holdings include university archives, critical theory, performing arts, political literature, and a growing collection of artists’ books. Home page for the Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives, which includes three distinct collecting divisions: Manuscripts, Rare Books, and University Archives; a public services division; and an exhibitions and publications program.

12 rows  Special Collections. Special Collections houses an incredible collection of rare books. The telegram, shown on the left, from the George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers,is found online in Purdue University Archives and Special Collections' e-Archives. It is both a paper document in the collection and a digital object in e-Archives.

The best way of citing this document as a digital object using one of. Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is a place of discovery. Here students, scholars, and other visitors can browse rare books, read original letters and manuscripts, and listen to rare recordings.

The Rose Library's renowned collections span more than years of human history-with particular depth in modern literature, African American history, Emory. Standards and guidelines for archival facilities are a critical element in creating or renovating buildings that meet the needs of staff and researchers and ensure the preservation of the collections.

The archival facility is the common denominator in the preservation of archival and special collections. Guide to digital collections and resources in Special Collections. The Special Collections Research Center's reading room may be closed, but our digital collections are open. For years, we have been digitizing collections so that you can conduct research from anywhere.

Read more. Special Collections. University of Washington Libraries' Special Collections collects, preserves and makes accessible rare books, manuscripts, papers, records, photographs, moving images and architectural drawings.

Materials in an archives are often unique, specialized, or rare objects, meaning very few of them exist in the world, or they are the only ones of their kind. Examples of archival materials include: letters written by Abraham Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois).

Special Collections. Books on espionage and intelligence, based chiefly on research in the records of the National Archives. Books primarily on World War II, captured German records, and postwar Germany.

This collection contains one copy of each published title available to members of the Commission to use during its activities.

Required reading for archivists, librarians, and the building professions planning a new or remodeled archival facility, this SAA-approved standard provides guidance on site evaluation, construction, environmental systems, fire protection, security, lighting, materials and finishes, equipment, and the functional spaces for an archival facility that meets the needs of staff and researchers and ensures the.

The Archival and Special collections contain a number of very valuable and unique resources. These resources are kept under archival conditions and are available to all researchers. Material from the collections is not issued, but may be consulted in the reading room of the Archives on Level 2.

University Archives & Special Collections supports research: by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible records, in any medium, the permanently valuable records of the University, and books, journals, manuscripts, archival collections and printed ephemera of a rare, valuable or regional nature.

Special Collections and Archives. You are here. The Department of Special Collections and Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to primary sources and rare materials that support the teaching and research programs of Kent State University. A special collection is a group of items, such as rare books or documents, that are either irreplaceable or unusually rare and valuable.

For this reason special collections are stored separately from the regular library collections in a secure location with environmental controls to preserve the items for posterity. About Archives and Special Collections.

The Archives and Special Collections (ASC) Team is committed to acquiring, preserving and providing access to select special collections and archives, including rare and unique materials in all media formats, in order to support the teaching and research missions of the University.

Search finding aids and digital content from UMKC Special Collections and Archives. Browse the archival collections: All Formats Manuscripts Audiovisual Digital Rare Book All Subjects.

HOLLIS for Archival Discovery (previously OASIS) is specifically designed for finding special collections and archival materials at 30 Harvard repositories. These materials include primary sources in a variety of formats such as letters, memos, photographs, film and video, three-dimensional objects, and digital content.

Check the Howe Library website, Dana Medical Library website, and Silver Special Collections Library website for additional information.

UVM affiliates working on academic and/or research projects may pick up Howe Library books and media equipment by appointment using curbside service.

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The Harvard University Archives collections range from institutional to personal archives, cross five centuries, and represent materials across all formats, from paper to websites. What follows is just a taste of an extraordinary array of subjects to explore.

The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library holds more than 16 million objects including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, maps, broadsides, photographs, audio. In response to the continuing COVID situation, Special Collections and Archives is now providing online consultations and support.

Virtual appointments can be scheduled via email at [email protected] Staff will respond within 24 hours. Location. RoomSecond Floor, F.D.

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Bluford Library. Hours **UPDATE (03/16/)**: “While the library will be open for limited hours as the university adapts to current public health conditions, patrons will not be able to access the special collections reading room until further notice.

The archives staff will still be available to answer research requests via our email address at. In library and archival science, preservation is a set of activities aimed at prolonging the life of a record, book, or object while making as few changes as possible.

Preservation activities vary widely and may include monitoring the condition of items, maintaining the temperature and humidity in collection storage areas, writing a plan in case of emergencies, digitizing items, writing. Special Collections includes four units: The Poetry Collection, University Archives, Rare & Special Books and The Robert L.

Brown History of Medicine Collection. Housed separately from the Libraries’ regular collections, the rich literary and historical materials found in these collections make them invaluable to researchers and a.

The Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives (ML/BSSA) support curriculum in Music, Popular Culture, and American Culture Studies. With almost a million recordings, the Bill Schurk Sound Archives represents the largest collection of popular music recordings in an academic library in North America.

Our collections also include books, scores.Use and access to the Archives and Special Collections is restricted to the University community and those who have a legitimate purpose for using the collections, such as scholarly research. Materials do not circulate or otherwise leave the premises unless permission is given by the Archivist.Archives & Special Collections Contribute your reflections of how CSU experienced the COVID pandemic of Any image, story, video, recording, or email that you think captures something about this moment we’d be interested in having be part of the COVID Archive.