Chapter 29: Strategies for an Archives Management Program

Michael J.D. Sutton

FEW PROFESSIONALS HAVE NAVIGATED THROUGH FEW ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT (AM)PROJECTS, TEAMS, SUCCESSES, AND FAILURES. Why? Because there have been few successes to point to, and because there has been no poignant business reason to proceed with such initiatives (at least until recently). Nonetheless, many corporations and public sector organizations are now experiencing significant pain and financial liability from the loss of their corporate memory. The lack of archives management strategies is holding back “well-intentioned” but untrained project directors and managers from coming to grips with the issues, concerns, problems, and obstacles associated with an archive repository ...

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