Resources for Historical Records

There are numerous tools, resources, and educational opportunities available online. This list is not comprehensive, nor should any resources listed be considered endorsed by SHRAB in any way.

Professional associations

Appraisal and selection

Repository and collections planning

Arrangement and description

Records storage and inventorying

Conservation and preservation

Disaster planning and recovery

Legal issues

  • Columbia University Libraries hosts a Copyright Advisory Service offers information on copyright law specific to libraries and archives.
  • Navigating Legal Issues in Archives, for sale in the SAA bookstore, offers in-depth information on issues including copyright, intellectual property, documenting ownership of collections, and navigating the legal system.

Access and reference services

Outreach and advocacy

Oral history


Digital records

Government records

Sound and visual