ERIC Number: ED250005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Planning, Equipping and Staffing a Document Reprographic Service: A RAMP Study with Guidelines.
Keene, James A.; Roper, Michael
Prepared under contract with the International Council on Archives, this study will assist archivists in the development of an essential component of the basic archival infrastructure, a document reprographic service. Written with the problems of developing countries in mind, it will provide archivists, especially those concerned with planning, commissioning, and managing reprographic services, with a survey of current relevant reprographic technology and with guidelines and standards that they can apply in selecting and introducing the technology most appropriate to their own situations. The study is in four parts. The first part describes the basic technology of microforms and hard copy and considers the purposes that an archival reprographic service might serve in relation to that technology and to the documents to be copied. The second part examines the considerations that are relevant to the planning, equipping, and staffing of an archival reprographic service, including facility requirements and cost factors. The third part outlines the requirements at each stage of the three-stage program for establishing and developing a basic archival reprographic service. The fourth part summarizes the salient points in parts one and two in the form of guidelines. Appendices include: a guide to standards on handling various materials, job descriptions for technical staff, a work-flow diagram, lay-outs for facilities, a model for project network analysis, a list of suppliers and manufacturers, a glossary, and a select bibliography. (THC)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.