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The International Business Archives Handbook

Understanding and managing the historical records of business, 1st Edition

Edited by Alison Turton


462 pages

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The International Business Archives Handbook provides up-to-date information and guidance on key issues relating to the understanding and management of the historical records of businesses.

Key features include:

• Chapter contributions from a range of experts in their respective fields.

• Content covering business archive and business history initiatives around the world.

• Practical advice combined with thought-provoking discussion on issues hitherto little addressed.

• Useful quick-reference tables, global case study examples and further reading suggestions.

The handbook is an invaluable guide for students, archive professionals and business historians alike. It is also an important reference tool for business professionals involved in information management more generally.

Table of Contents

Editor’s preface

Part I: Business archives in context

1. An introduction to business archives Katey Logan

2. The development of international business Roy Edwards and Kevin Tennent

3. Changes in office technology John Orbell

Part II: The nature of business records

4. Understanding core business records Michael Moss

5. Understanding industry–specific business records Lesley Richmond

Part III: Managing business archives

6. Organisation and objectives Jeannette Strickland

7. Acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description Richard Wiltshire

8. Preservation Alison Turton

9. Access Alison Turton

10. Digital business archives William Kilbride, James Mortlock and Tina Staples

11. Managing risk Sara Kinsey

Part IV: Using business archives

12. Advocacy, outreach and the corporate archivist Paul C. Lasewicz

13. The business history discipline Leslie Hannah


About the Editor

Alison Turton has been Head of Archives at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, UK, for over 28 years. Her previous edited handbook, Managing Business Archives (1991) has served as a major text in the field.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology