Reference Book Collection
Reference Library Book Collection available at the GG Archives includes primarily books on Archival Studies, Archives Management, SEO, Website Management, Research, Cataloging Ephermera, and related materials.
Arrangement and description are essential to ensure that the records so carefully and conscientiously brought into the archives are indeed comprehensible and accessible for reference purposes. ISBN 193166613X
The authors cleary explain SEO fundamentals, while correcting may common misconceptions. If you are new to SEO, you'll get a complete and thorough SEO education, as well as an array of effective tactics, from basic to advanced. Seasoned practitioners will find this book useful as a complete reference to SEO best practices. ISBN 978-0596518868
Four acknowledged experts in search engine optimization share guidelines and innovative techniques that will help you plan and execute a comprehensive SEO strategy. This second edition brings you up-to-date on recent changes in search engine behaviorsuch as new ranking methods involving user engagement and social media-with an array of effective tactics, from basic to advanced. ISBN 978-1449304218
Build It Once: A Basic Primer for the Creation of Online Exhibitions explains the design of fluid, descriptive, and easy-to-navigate displays, as well as the basic structure for a flexible, user-friendly exhibition format. ISBN 978-0810852259
Virtual museums provide an opportunity to spark learning through online access to multi-sensory information, and collaboration between sources is needed to efficiently and effectively catalog and present material. ISBN 978-0789029331
"Copyright and Cultural Institutions" was written to assist understanding and compliance with copyright law. It addresses the basics of copyright law and the exclusive rights of the copyright owner, the major exemptions used by cultural heritage institutions, and stresses the importance of "risk assessment" when conducting any digitization project. Case studies on digitizing oral histories and student work are also included.
The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?" ISBN 978-0226065663
Creating a Winning Online Exhibition: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums by Martin R. Kalfatovic belongs in every Archival Library with materials online. ISBN 0-8389-0817-9
Updated with the latest developments in the field, the Fifth Edition will help you design and create relational databases, formulate complex SQL queries, understand OLAP, use SQL with Java, learn how to use XML, and prepare yourself for the real world of data managment. ISBN 978-0471715368
A product of the CUSTARD project (Canadian-U.S. Task Force on Archival Description), and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) is designed to fcilitate consistent, appropriate, and self-explanatory description of archival materials and creators of archival materials. It can be applied to all types of material at all levels of description. ISBN 1931666083
The Encyclopedia of Ephemera is the first work of its kind, providing an unparalleled sourcebook with over 400 entries that cover all aspects of everyday documents and artifacts, from bookmarks to birth certificates to lighthouse dues papers. ISBN 0-415-92648-3
Every archives strives to have an active, well-planned processing program—but achieving this is no easy task. How to Manage Processing in Archives and Special Collections breaks down what you need to know to establish or revitalize your processing program, delivering effective methods to help you succeed. ISBN 978-1931666435
Seasoned archivists and newcomers to the profession will benefit from the practical tips, sound advice, and resources shared throughout the volume, as well as the opportunity to connect to the broader community of professional archivists. ISBN 1-931666-41-5
This essential manual of practice provides a detailed guide to the concepts, skills and techniques of records management for organizational staff who have responsibility for setting up, maintaining or restructuring a records management programme. It offers invaluable advice on the management of records in both electronic and traditional paper media. ISBN 978-1856043700
Kate L. Turabian literally wrote the book on the successful completion and submission of the student paper. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, created from her years of experience with research projects across all disciplines, has sold more than eight million copies since it was first published in 1937. ISBN 978-0226823379
In The Myth of the Paperless Office, Abigail Sellen and Richard Harper study paper usage as a way to understand the work that people do and the reasons they do it the way they do. Using the tools of ethnography and cognitive psychology, they look at paper use from the level of the individual up to that of organizational culture. ISBN 0262194643
This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean liner era by showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an Aladdin’s lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.
David W. Carmicheal's latest edition of Organizing Archival Records: A Practical Method of Arrangement and Description for Small Archives, Third Edition, offers practical processes and information that a smaller archives or historical society could readily adapt to their own organization. Well illustrated with sample forms and diagrams, Carmicheal's insight into the management of small archives makes this book a "must have" addition to your library. ISBN 978-0759121690
The goal of this edition remains to enable students, practicing librarians, and others interested in organizing information to understand the theory, principles, standards, and tools behind the organization of information in all types of environments. ISBN 1563089696
The organization of information / Arlene G. Taylor and Daniel N. Joudrey. This third edition. This third edition of a modern classic continues to articulate the theory, principles, standards, and tools behind information organization. ISBN 978-1591585862
Past or Portal? provides a host of examples of the effective involvement of undergraduates with primary sources found in archives and special collections in nearly fifty different institutions. We hope that it will inspire librarians and faculty who are new to teaching using these resources, as well as those who have been using similar methods for years.
Presented from an archival perspective, the book focuses on systematically working with collections of photographs, regardless of their age, size, condition, or usage levels, and addresses: Archival management of photos, History of photography, Preservation issues and techniques, Interpreting photographs, Legal issues, Digitizing, Using photographs in outreach and educational efforts. ISBN 1931666172
Preserving Archives and Manuscripts defines key elements in an archives preservation program, discusses the factors that affect the long-term care of archival materials, and proposes practical solutions that can be implemented incrementally to ensure the care of collections from a sound preservation perspective. ISBN 1931666326
This carefully researched book represents a professional response to the growing interest of scholars, historians and collectors in the preservation of printed ephemera—material that in contemporary society is often regarded as disposable 'junk', but which, put in an historical context, can be very instructive and revealing about social conditions and attitudes. ISBN: 0-85157-337-1
The beginning and intermediate archivist can see the broader, managerial picture, while at the same time becoming informed and developing judgment regarding many of the detailed matters that make up the real world of archival services. ISBN 978-1931666121
Public Relations and Marketing for Archives: A How-To-Do-It Manual is designed to help archivists plan and implement effective marketing and public relations that reach every segment of their potential audience, from users to donors.
This unique new handbook is the first to focus entirely on the research needs of the information and communications community.
This new edition of the Archival Fundamentals Series is intended to provide the basic foundation for modern archival practice and theory. ISBN 1931666202
Understanding Data and Information Systems for Recordkeeping strives to provide a bridge between the theoretical discussions about recordkeeping requirements and specifications that have taken place in our field and the general technical facts available elsewhere. The book reflects the reality that in most cases, you will not be designing a new structure from scratch. Most projects will involve critiquing what currently exists and building future strategies around and through these information systems. ISBN 978-1555705800
Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies for Archives and Local History Collections decuses directly and exclusively on how organizations with archival and historic manuscript collections can use social media to share their activities and collections on the Web. ISBN 978-1555706791
In this book, Avinash lays out specific strategies and execution models to evolve from simply leveraging clickstream tools to incorporating the insightful elixir of qualitative data, experimentation and testing, and competitive intelligence tools. ISBN 978-0470529393
The Web Content Strategist's Bible - The Complete Guide to a New and Lucrative Career Path for Writers of All Kinds explains how the practice of Web content strategy can be used to effectively manage the size, scope, and cost of content-heavy Web development projects.