Handbook of Research on Heritage Management and Preservation

Handbook of Research on Heritage Management and Preservation

Patrick Ngulube (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Release Date: February, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 508
ISBN13: 9781522531371|ISBN10: 1522531378|EISBN13: 9781522531388|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3137-1


Archives, museums, and libraries are pivotal to the management and preservation of any society's heritage. Heritage assets should be systematically managed by putting in place proper policies, maintenance procedures, security and risks measures, and retrieval and preservation plans.

The Handbook of Research on Heritage Management and Preservation is a critical scholarly resource that examines different aspects of heritage management and preservation ranging from theories that underline the field, areas of convergence and divergence in the field, infrastructure and the policy framework that governs the field, and the influence of the changing landscape on practice. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as community involvement, records legislation, and collection development, this book is geared towards academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on heritage management and preservation.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Action Research
  • Collection Development
  • Community Involvement
  • Ethical Issues
  • Heritage Studies
  • Outreach Programs
  • Records and Archives Management
  • Records Legislation
  • University Libraries

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patrick Ngulube (PhD) is a professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Research and Postgraduate Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Visiting Professor at the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe. His research interests include research design and methodology, indigenous knowledge systems, knowledge management, records management, application of information and communication technologies, e-government, and the preservation of access to information. He has published a number of articles in scientific journals on various subjects including field methods and indigenous knowledge systems. He is National Research Foundation of South Africa rated researcher.