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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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

Impressions on Collection Development Policies and Practice

by Mat Darby In 2017, the Best Practices Subcommittee of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section conducted a survey of archivists on the topic of collection development and acquisition policies. During this process, we also received examples of these policies from archivists at a variety of institution types who were willing to share them. As we … Continue reading Impressions on Collection Development Policies and Practice

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