The AABC Archivist's Toolkit: Introduction to Archives

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Association of Canadian Archivists

Society of American Archivists

Archives Canada Links

Archives Society of Alberta - Archives Tutorial

Library of Congress: Librarians and Archivists: Tools and Resources for Information Professionals

Canadian Council of Archives Toolkit

Archives Canada: Directory of Miscellaneous Resources


Managing Archives (IRMT)

WHAT IS AN ARCHIVIST?                         

What is an Archivist?

So you want to be an Archivist

What do Archivists do all day?


The Spirit of Total Archives: Seeking a Sustainable Archival System

The Tyranny of the Medium: A Comment on "Total Archives"

What is Archival Theory and Why is it Important?

Archival Theory and Practice: Between Two Paradigms

The Place of Theory in Archival Practice

Archival Theory and the Dutch Manual

The Power of the Principle of Provenance

Theoretical Principles and Practical Problems of Respect des Fonds in Archival Science


Rules for Archival Description (RAD) - Appendix D. Glossary.

ASA Archives Terminology: select terms

SAA Dictionary of Archives Terminology (new online version as of April 2020)

AABC Appendix I: Glossary of Archival Terms, A Manual for Small Archives


ACA Canadian Code of Ethics

SAA Code of Ethics for Archivists

ICA Code of Ethics


(for publication sources click here

Archives:  Principles and Practices / by Laura Millar (Neil-Schuman Publishers Inc., 2010)

Understanding Archives and Manuscripts (Archival Fundamentals Series II) / by James M. O'Toole and Richard J. Cox. (Society of American Archivists, 2006)

Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (Archival Fundamentals Series. II) / Richard Pearce-Moses. (Society of American Archivists, 2005)

Archival Theory, Records, and the Public/ by Trevor Livelton. (Scarecrow Press, January 2004)

Imagining Archives: Essays and Reflections by Hugh A. Taylor/ Terry Cook andGordon Dodds (eds.) (Scarecrow Press, Inc., Association of Canadian Archivists & Society of American Archivists, 2003)

Ethics and the Archival Profession: Introduction and Case Studies / Karen M. Benedict. (Society of American Archivists, 2003)

The ANLA Resource Binder for Small Archives. (Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives, 2002)

Managing Records as Evidence and Information / Richard J. Cox. (Quorum Books, 2001)

Keeping Archives/ Judith Ellis (ed), 2nd ed. (Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and the Australian Society of Archivists, 1993)

Canadian Archival Studies and the Rediscovery of Provenance/ Tom Nesmith (ed.) (Association of Canadian Archivists, Society of American Archivists,

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