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Library and Archives

The Alliance has compiled this set of library and archives resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Sample Documents

AAM provides Tier 3 museum members with sample archives and library management policies.


Other Resources

Alternative Basic Library Education Program

The Idaho State Library offers 4 online courses on cataloging library materials. The courses provide an introduction to cataloging, subject headings, the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and MARC cataloging. They are designed for those who do not have formal library training; each takes about two hours to complete.

Archivist’s Toolkit

The Archives Association of British Columbia provides the Archivist’s Toolkit. Designed for those working in small and medium-sized institutions, it includes resources for establishing archives, arrangement and description, appraisal and accessioning, reference and access, digitization, preservation, and emergency planning.

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