Third Thursday: New Opportunities for Appraisal

Welcome to the fifth Third Thursday 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. Please join us Thursday, July 21st, from 11:30am-1:30pm US Central Time for a lively and informative discussions on all this acquisitions and appraisal!

The questions for this month are:

  • What do you see as new opportunities for appraisal?
  • How do you engage your users and colleagues in discussions about appraisal?

  • What do you think is the most pressing current appraisal issue?

This conversation is scheduled for Thursday, July 21st, from 11:30am-1:30pm US Central Standard TimeBring your questions, challenges, concerns, and thoughts about appraisal so that we can all learn from each other! 

Can’t make the conversation that day and time? Please submit your thoughts and responses here:

[Note: we did not require respondents to sign their name, so for the sake of clarity, unsigned comments are numbered.]

Archivist #1: Applying appraisal to areas outside of archives – e.g., data curation and other born-digital materials (thinking about this in regards to Jackie Dooley’s recent OCLC publication (The Archival Advantage).

It’s always a great opportunity to engage in discussions of appraisal at personal digital archiving workshops, which helps donors or creators determine the value of their material and better manage that material.

I think talking about appraisal of born-digital materials to donors is the most pressing issue – making that process transparent and understandable.

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