To read this content please select one of the options below:

The future of archives and manuscripts

Randall C. Jimerson (Professor of History and Director of the Graduate Program in Archives and Records Management at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA. He is a Fellow and Vice President/President‐elect of the Society of American Archivists.)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 1 March 2004



The archival profession faces many challenges in the near future, including electronic records, new technology, defining the profession, diversity, cooperation with other information professions, access to records, and enhancing the public image of archivists. Individual archivists and manuscripts curators also face daily challenges of resources, funding, and time. However, there are many resources available for learning more about manuscripts and archives.



Jimerson, R.C. (2004), "The future of archives and manuscripts", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 11-14.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Related articles