Chapter 1 - Introduction to Archives and Archivists Records More About Historical Records Historical Record Collections What is an Archives? What is an Archivist?
Chapter Summary, Exercise and Exam
Chapter 2 - Collections Policy What is a Collections Policy? Assessing Your Capabilities and Resources Elements of a Collections Policy Summary and Exercise
Chapter 3 - Appraisal Defining Appraisal Making Appraisal Decisions Other Factors to Consider Summary and Exercise
Chapter 4 - Accessioning Transferring Legal Ownership of the Records Gaining Physical and Intellectual Control of Your Records Documenting your accessions
Chapter 5 Arrangement Terms Arranging Records
Chapter 6 - Preservation Preservation of What? Handling archival materials during processing Preservation as part of processing Summary
Chapter 7 Description Description in detail Finding Aids Practice with Finding Aids Processing Case Study Summary
Chapter 8 Storing collections The Building Within the Building Summary
Chapter 9 Security planning and disasters Physical Security Collection and Researcher Management Disaster Planning Summary
Chapter 10 Reference Reference Services Providing Reference Services Copyright Summary
Chapter 11 Outreach Outreach Exhibits and Loans Fundraising and Grant Writing
Chapter 12 Digital records Introduction to Digital Records Theory Revising your collections policy Digital appraisal What must you do to archive digital records? What resources do you need to archive digital records? Summary
Chapter 13 Digitzation Terms Project Planning Hardware and Software Digitization procedures and workflow Summary
Charlie Arp has a BA and MA in history from Ohio University where he specialized in archival studies. From 1991 to 2003 he worked at the Ohio History Society where he held a variety of positions including Head of Reference, Assistant State Archivist and State Archivist. In 2003 Charlie was hired by the Battelle Memorial Institute as Enterprise Content Manager. In 2015 he tested and validated the use of an electronic management program to enable Battelle to use electronic records as part of submissions to the FDA. In early 2016 Charlie started an archival and records management consulting firm.