Administering Archival Automation: Development of In-House Systems

William J. Maher

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For many archivists, the best route to an automated information system may be through use of their home institutions' central computing facilities. These in-house systems can be custom-designed to meet local needs and can be relatively inexpensive. This article will focus on the planning, implementation, and maintenance of in-house automated access systems for archives. The article's management focus will have a broad application to those pursuing other routes to archival automation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-417
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Archivist
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 1984


  • archives
  • archivists
  • automatic control
  • microcomputers
  • computer programming
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • personal computers
  • American School economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Library and Information Sciences


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