Arrangement and Description: Processing, Arrangement and Preservation . Angelique Schuler LIS 775. Definitions. Archive:
Technically refers to the permanently valuable records received and accumulated by formal organization such as governments, business, and nonprofit organizations in the process of conducting their daily business.
Why are archives not just old records?
Archives provide evidence of a person or organization’s activity. Age of an item does not mean that it is or is not an archive.
Why are the concepts of original order and provenance important to understanding and organizing archives?
Why is it important to arrange and describe archival material in a uniformed way?
What are the five levels of arrangement?
What are the two specific reasons are responsible for maintaining the idea of original order; what are they and why are they important?
What are the four specific steps that help archivists process collections?
Why are these four steps important?
How is processing different due to new technologies? Is it easier or harder?