Acquisitions & Appraisal Annual Section Meeting – Archives*Records 2018

by Kathi Isham/A&A Section Intern On August 17th around 200 people attended the joint meeting of the SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section and the Records Management Section. The meeting started with a lively round of Networking Bingo which inspired this tweet: Rachel Donahue @sheepeeh Networking bingo might be my fave icebreaker activity. (Acq/Appraisal & RM joint … Continue reading Acquisitions & Appraisal Annual Section Meeting – Archives*Records 2018

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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

Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 1

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 1

Recap: Third Thursday and Collecting Women’s March Materials and Women’s Collections in Archives

Editor's Note: Storify is no longer active, the chat may be accessed at Chat_201711_CollectingWomensMaterials. A summary recap of November'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 collecting materials from the Women's March and women's collections in archives. Thanks to … Continue reading Recap: Third Thursday and Collecting Women’s March Materials and Women’s Collections in Archives

Appraisal & Acquisition Bibliography Project

The Acquisitions & Appraisal Section is developing a bibliography on appraisal and acquisition. This shared resource is intended to support archivists and other information professionals conducting research on appraisal, those interested in learning more about specific appraisal theories, and anyone looking for case studies about implementing appraisal and acquisitions strategies in specific contexts. The Acquisitions … Continue reading Appraisal & Acquisition Bibliography Project

Creating or expanding collection policy

Hi everyone, As you may have heard, the A&A Best Practices Subcommittee recently produced a survey report on practices surrounding institutional collection development policy. The focus on policy writing is not over yet though, and the Best Practices Subcommittee is seeking your help in compiling a resource package to better equip archival staff with tools to … Continue reading Creating or expanding collection policy

Policy Survey Report & June Chat

Two announcements from the A&A team focused around our recent policy survey project: 1.In the winter of last year, the Best Practices Subcommittee of the A&A Steering Committee gathered survey responses on institutional collection development policy work. A report on the survey is now available on the A&A microsite and contains a summary of results, aggregated … Continue reading Policy Survey Report & June Chat