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A glossary of archival and records terminology
Pearce-Moses, Richard.
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Chicago : Society of American Archivists, [2005]

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xxx, 433 pages ; 23 cm.
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CD945 .P43 2005 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference

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Much thought and care has gone into the format of this tome, aside from the 2,000 defined terms. In a Library of Congress subject heading style, related terms appear with entries, with qualification by narrower and broader usage. Abbreviations and acronyms are entered under the full form, with references under the short form. In this 21st-century oriented glossary, contributors provide terms as they apply to a number of disciplines, e.g., printing, copyright, and publishing. For example, "archive" as a verb is defined as packing up files (in the computer context of the word) and as transferring records (in the practice of the archival profession). The excellent notes and references distinguish terminology as it is applied in the US and Canada. The extensive resources used to create this glossary appear in a bibliography. The first-rate foreword by Richard Cox establishes a bibliographical context into which this volume falls neatly. Institutions will definitely want at least one copy for reference and another for the archives. Serious archivists will want this for their own collections. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All libraries and academic archives serving researchers, faculty, and professionals. A. Salter Oglethorpe University