Email Appraisal for State Records Agencies – TOMES and RATOM in North Carolina

From 2015 to 2018, North Carolina, Kansas, and Utah collaborated to develop “Transforming Online Mail with Embedded Semantics,” (TOMES) with the support of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). TOMES “seeks to identify email accounts of public officials with enduring value in order to capture, preserve, and provide access to … Continue reading Email Appraisal for State Records Agencies – TOMES and RATOM in North Carolina

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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

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

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Editor's Note: Storify is no longer active, the chat may be accessed at Chat_201711_CollectingWomensMaterials.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

November Twitter Chat: Collecting Women’s March Materials and Women’s Collections in Archives

We are pleased to announce we will be co-hosting a joint Twitter chat with the SAA Women's Archivists and the Women's Collections sections about collecting Women's March materials and women's collections in archives. Follow #AppraiseThis or the Section handles @AppraisalSAA @WomenArchivists Thursday, November 16th - 4:00 pm Pacific/ 5:00 Mountain/ 6:00 Central/ 7:00 Eastern Questions we'll be asking are: @WomenArchivists … Continue reading November Twitter Chat: 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