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Publications: Filling a Bookcase

I measure my scholarly productivity by the publishing of books. I have written extensively on archival and records management topics, publishing fifteen books in this area, as follows:

American Archival Analysis: The Recent Development of the Archival Profession in the United States (1990) -- winner of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award given by the Society of American Archivists;

Managing Institutional Archives: Foundational Principles and Practices (1992);

The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States: A Study in Professionalization(1994);

Documenting Localities (1996);

Closing an Era: Historical Perspectives on Modern Archives and Records Management (2000);

Managing Records as Evidence and Information (2001), winner of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award in 2002;

co-editor, Archives & the Public Good: Records and Accountability in Modern Society (2002);

Vandals in the Stacks? A Response to Nicholson Baker’s Assault on Libraries (2002);

Flowers After the Funeral: Reflections on the Post-9/11 Digital Age (2003);

No Innocent Deposits: Forming Archives by Rethinking Appraisal (2004), winner of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award in 2005;

Lester J. Cappon and Historical Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory (2004);

Archives and Archivists in the Information Age (2005);

Understanding Archives & Manuscripts (2006) with James M. O’Toole;

Ethics, Accountability, and Recordkeeping in a Dangerous World (2006);

Personal Archives and a New Archival Calling: Readings, Reflections and Ruminations (2008);

The Demise of the Library School: Personal Reflections on Professional Education in the Modern Corporate University (2010);

Archival Anxiety and the Vocational Calling (2011).

Co-editor, Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference (2015)

I was also principal author of a major evaluation of Alabama's historical records, Assessing Alabama's Archives (1985), and a self-study guide for New York's historical records programs, Strengthening New York's Historical Records Programs (1988), winner of the Arline Custer Memorial Award given by the Mid-Atlantic Region Archives Conference for publishing excellence in the field of archival administration.