Welcome to the third Third Thursdays Monthly Appraisal Conversation! With this regular conversation series, we hope to spark regular, continued discussion among section members and interested others about the fundamental archival action of appraisal.
The questions for this month are:
• How do you balance appraisal with donor expectations?
• What are some strategies you use to persuade and convince donors that the material they see as valuable may not be from an archival perspective?
• How do you manage political considerations (pressure from administrators, for example) that may impact appraisal decisions when working with donors?
Thank you to those who may have already responded to our questions – and it’s not too late! Please read and join the conversation in the comments section below – we hope to keep the conversation moving today (April 21) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Central Time!
[Note: we did not require respondents to sign their name, so for the sake of clarity, unsigned comments are numbered.]