Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 2

by Kathi Isham This past March, I attended the New England Archivists Spring 2018 Meeting in New Haven and thoroughly enjoyed presentations by Providence Public Library staff about their outreach work to promote use of their special collections by the Providence arts community and their efforts to document that community by collecting material from local … Continue reading Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 2

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April 19 Twitter Chat: Collection Development and Acquisition Policies

Join us April 19 at 7pm EST for a twitter chat on collection development and acquisition policies! We'll be asking the archives community to weigh in on the following questions: Do you think collection development or acquisition policies are necessary?  After reading through the survey at http://bit.ly/2rtGwr2, any initial thoughts or feedback? Do the survey … Continue reading April 19 Twitter Chat: Collection Development and Acquisition Policies

Collecting Practices at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives

Raegan Swanson is the Executive Director at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) located in Toronto, Ontario. Her professional background includes Library and Archives Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, and Archival Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick. Raegan is also currently earning her … Continue reading Collecting Practices at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives

Recap: Third Thursday & Faculty Papers

Editor's Note: Storify is no longer active. The chat may be accessed at ThirdThursday5_20170713 A summary recap of last week's Third Thursday chat on Twitter is now up on the A&A's Storify page.  Read through to check out what was brought up during our conversation on appraising faculty papers. Thanks to the College & University Archives … Continue reading Recap: Third Thursday & Faculty Papers

Repository Update: FROGG records at Brooklyn Historical Society

Written by Julie I. May, Managing Director of Library & Archives, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Historical Society receives many calls and emails from people interested in donating to our collections.  The Founder of the Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus (FROGG) called me one recent afternoon offering the organization’s records to the Library & … Continue reading Repository Update: FROGG records at Brooklyn Historical Society

Write for us!

The A&A Section seeks guest writers to submit short pieces for our blog. Our "Repository Updates" series allows you to share your recent adventures in appraisal and acquisition. Content could include but is not limited to: experiences tackling a new acquisition, reviewing collections for deaccessioning, donor relations, and concerns, challenges or positive appraisal decisions. So … Continue reading Write for us!