Appraisal and Acquisition: Innovative Practices for Archives by Kate Theimer

By Kate Theimer

Appraisal and Acquisition: leading edge Practices for data and particular Collections explores how archivists and specified collections librarians in organisations of alternative sizes and kinds have approached the demanding situations of assortment, in addition to exploring possibilities to procure new varieties of fabrics and behavior considerate reappraisal.

The case reports featured are

  1. “No reputation Required”: Collaboration, group, and the Georgia LGBTQ documents Project
  2. Placed Out: delivering a house for the files of the Children’s reduction Society and the Orphan Trains
  3. “I rather Can’t Wait to Archive this Exchange”: Exploring Processing as Appraisal within the Tim Kaine e mail Project
  4. Hardware for SoftPoems: Appraisal and Acquisition of classic desktop Equipment
  5. From tasks to coverage: The Evolution of a scientific Reappraisal Program
  6. Terabytes from far away Lands: buying files of the Ford origin foreign Fellowships Program
  7. So a lot to Do, So Little Time: Prioritizing to obtain major collage Records
  8. The Studio Theatre documents: Staging an Embedded Appraisal
  9. Making the Bulb are looking to swap: imposing an lively digital files Appraisal and Acquisition Program
  10. Weaving the net of effect: Maximizing Archival Appraisal and Acquisition by utilizing “Spider Advocates”
  11. Reappraisal and Deaccessioning: construction for the longer term through elimination many of the Past
  12. Tap into background: The beginning of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives


These case stories express more than a few techniques and approaches, yet all have been chosen simply because they reveal principles that may be transferred into many different settings. they could function versions, resources of thought, or beginning issues for brand spanking new discussions.

This quantity may be worthy to these operating in data and distinct collections in addition to different cultural historical past businesses, and gives rules starting from those who require long term making plans and coordination to ones that may be extra fast carried out. The chapters additionally offer scholars and educators in information, library, and public historical past graduate courses a source for realizing the sorts of matters regarding appraisal and acquisition and the way they are often addressed.

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