Joint Information Systems Committee - Archives Sub-committee

Survey of needs


5 References

The following publications were consulted while carrying out this survey and during the preparation of this report:

An archives policy for the United Kingdom : 1. Statement of principles and policy objectives; 2. A discussion document / prepared by the National Archives Policy Liaison Group. -- [London ?] : National Council on Archives, 1996.

British Archives : a guide to archive resources in the United Kingdom / by Janet Foster and Julia Sheppard. -- 3rd ed. -- Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1995. -- ISBN 0-333-53255-4.

British Standard recommendations for storage and exhibition of archival documents. -- London : British Standards Institution, 1989. -- (BS5454:1989). -- 20p. -- ISBN 0 580 17187 6.

Commonwealth Universities Yearbook, 1996-97. -- London : Association of Commonwealth Universities, 1996. -- ISSN 0069-7745.

ISAD(G): general international standard archival description / International Council on Archives. -- Ottawa : ICA, 1994. -- 30p. -- ISBN 0-9696035-1-7.

Measuring performance / Patricia Methven, Janet Foster, George MacKenzie and Rosemary Rogers. -- London : Society of Archivists, 1993. -- (Best practice guideline ; I) -- ISBN 0-902886-45-2.

Preservation policies and strategies in British archives and record offices : a survey / Paul Eden and John Feather. In: Journal of the Society of Archivists, vol.18, no.1, 199, p.59-70.

The role and resources of university repositories : report and discussion document / Society of Archivists ; Standing Conference of National and University Libraries. -- [London] : [Society of Archivists], 1989.

Survey of local authority archive services : 1996 update / Heather Forbes and Rosemary Dunhill. In: Journal of the Society of Archivists, vol. 18, no. 1, 1997, p.37-57.

6. Acknowledgements

We are very grateful to the JISC Archives Sub-Committee and to its Chair, Patricia Methven, for guidance and advice in designing and carrying out this study, and to the JISC Research Collections Co-ordinators, Rachel Bruce and Jacqueline Fitzgerald for dealing with many matters of policy and administration.

Above all, we are grateful to the hundreds of archivists and librarians who received and responded to our questionnaires, and who gave a lot of time and effort to provide detailed and thoughtful responses at a difficult time of year.

7. Appendix 1: Questionnaire, accompanying notes and covering letter

As it is not possible to reproduce the layout of the questionnaire accurately in an HTML document, these items have not been transcribed but may be downloaded in Microsoft Word6 format from the following links: Questionnaire ( QuestW6.doc, 34kb); accompanying notes ( NotesW6.doc, 19kb); covering letter from JISC ( LetterW6.doc 130kb).

8. Appendix 2: Lists of institutions to which the questionnaire was sent

The symbol "[NFF]" after the name of an institution or sub-institution indicates that it has received Non-Formula Funding for Specialised Collections in the Humanities in respect of its archival holdings.

8.1 Institutions included in the detailed analysis.

Questionnaires were returned by these, giving details of holdings of archives other than the archives of their own institution.

8.1.1 Institutions funded by the Higher Education Funding Bodies

8.1.2 Other institutions, not funded by the Higher Education Funding Bodies

8.2 Institutions not included in the detailed analysis.

The reasons for non-inclusion are shown by codes in square brackets after each, as follows:

[P] Hold archives of their own institution only. Provided details previously in response to the JISC/TFPL questionnaire.

[I] Hold archives of their own institution only.

[N] Nil return. Do not hold any archives.

[S] Questionnaire sent but no reply received.

8.2.1 Institutions funded by the Higher Education Funding Bodies

8.2.2 Other institutions, not funded by the Higher Education Funding Bodies


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