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Welcome to the guide for Records & Archives Management.
Each section of this guide search tools, suggested resources and assistance to help you with your research and studies in this field. This page will get you started with the research process.
Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias
To start the search process, it can be useful to begin with an encyclopaedia, dictionary or handbook to get an overview of your topic, or an explanation of terminology or concepts with which you're unfamiliar.
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences by Marcia J. Bates; Mary Niles MaackThe third edition of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences reflects the growing convergence among the several disciplines that concern themselves with information and the cultural record. Covered are archives, museum studies, informatics, information systems, knowledge management, records management, document and genre theory, bibliography, and social studies of information, in addition to library and information science.
With data now encapsulated in anything from manuscripts to multimedia it's difficult for any information professional to keep up with the proliferation of terms. This directory contains over 9600 terms, organisations, projects and acronyms.
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Onlineis a huge repository of subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and other reference-type material. Use the search widget below to find definitions and encyclopaedia-type entries on any topic:
Sources of Information
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