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The Canadian Council of Archives through its Committees and special contracts has released an array of publications. These publications assist archivists in their work by providing information on the latest development of archival standards, preservation and policy issues. A list of publications and information on how to order them is included in this section.

For your convenience free downloadable publications may be purchased as bound photocopies. Click here to download the publications order form in PDF format

For international orders, all prices are in US dollars and do not include shipping costs. Please email us at cca@archivescanada.ca for a quote for shipping of international orders.

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An Ounce of Prevention, 2002, 283 p. $ 29.00
RAD Revealed: A Basic Primer on the Rules for Archival Description 2001, 144 p. $ 30.00
Poster: Preservation Management Assess Plan Act $ 10.00
Cold Storage of Photographs at the City of Vancouver Archives, by Sue Bigelow, 2004, 34 p.
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$ 15.00
The Conservation Assessment Guide for Archives, 1995, 85 p. $ 17.50
Institutional Guidelines for Small Archives, 2001, 4 p. $ 5.00
Staff Guide to Copyright, 1999, 182 p.
Please note: This publication may not reflect recent changes to the copyright law
$ 20.00
Developing Descriptive Standards: A Call to Action, 1987, 15 p. $ 10.00
Authority Control: A Manual for Archivists 1991, 65 p. $ 15.00
Development of Standards for Archival Practice in Canada,1995, 12 p. $ 5.00
Subject Indexing for Archives, 1992, 144 p. $ 20.00
The Archival Fonds: from Theory to Practice, 1992, 63 p. $ 15.00
Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A Second Glance, by Betty Walsh, 2003, 27 p.
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$ 15.00
Canadian Archives in 1992, 1992, 85 p. $ 10.00
Basic Conservation of Archival Materials (Red Book), 2003, 90 p.
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$ 17.50
Digitization and Archives, 2002, 10 p.
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$ 10.00
Rules for Archival Description, (RAD)
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$ 40.00
Directory of Archives, 1999, 644 p. $ 45.00
The Preservation Strategy for Archives in Canada, 1994, 41 p. $ 5.00
A National Acquisition Strategy, 1993, 22 p. $ 5.00
An Introduction to Authority Control for Archivists, 1992, 28 p. $ 10.00
Building a National Acquisition Strategy, 1995, 89 p. (binded photocopy) $ 15.00


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