Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places: Guiding Principles

Author: Robin Letellier
Publisher: Getty Conservation Institute
Keywords: places, guiding, principles, heritage, conservation, documentation, information, management, recording
Number of Pages: 151
Published: 2007-01-01
ISBN-10: 0892369256
ISBN-13: 9780892369256

Book Description:

Volume I: Guiding Principles
By Robin Letellier, with contributions from Werner Schmid and François LeBlanc.

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and guidelines for documenting cultural heritage places. It seeks to aid heritage managers and decision makers in understanding their roles and responsibilities in this essential activity. It acknowledges the work by international organizations such as ICOMOS and the World Heritage Center in this field, and adds to their efforts by offering arguments and a framework for integrating documentation into the conservation process. The section on effective documentation and information management offers new concepts and ideas to advance the field. The glossary and annotated selected bibliography will help the reader to further explore this important subject. 

About the author

Robin Letellier (1944– 2007) received a BA in architecture from Laval University, Quebec, Canada. He was chief of heritage recording services, Heritage Conservation Program, for Parks Canada between 1973 and 1997. From 1974 to 1999 he was the Canadian delegate to CIPA Heritage Documentation, the ICOMOS and ISPRS International Scientific Committee. He was a founding member of ICOMOS Canada’s Recording and Documentation Committee. Between 1984 and 1999 he lectured annually at ICCROM on heritage recording, documentation, and information management. As a management consultant, he assisted national and international conservation organizations in improving their operations. He was international coordinator for the RecorDIM Initiative.

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