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July Twitter Chat: College & University Archives

On Thursday, July 13th we will be co-hosting a joint Twitter chat with the College & University Archives Section team. The C&UA Section has organized a panel presentation focusing on appraising faculty papers for the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland. Over on their blog, The Academic Archivist, a series of articles on this topic is also part of a lead up to the panel.

The Acquisitions & Appraisal Section is pleased to announce this partnership with C&AU for our next Twitter chat and we look forward to tweeting about appraisal practices in academic archives!

Follow #AppraiseThis or the Section handles @AppraisalSAA + @AcademArchivist

Thursday, July 13th  4:00 pm Pacific/ 5:00 Mountain/ 6:00 Central/ 7:00 Eastern

Chat Questions:

  1. How does the appraisal of faculty papers differ from the appraisal of other types of personal archives?
  2. Does your institution’s academic mission affect your appraisal decisions?
  3. What appraisal criteria do you employ for collecting faculty papers?
  4. How do you appraise to ensure a diverse representation of faculty?
  5. What is the value of faculty papers at institutions that are more teaching-focused than research-focused?
  6. How do you handle the potential overlaps/divergence in collecting materials from faculty?

Further Questions to Discuss (just in case there is time):

  • If you train students to process collections, how do you introduce appraisal? Do you have a manual, or use case studies?
  • How does your institution define “papers”? What formats are included? In the born-digital era, is “papers” still a useful description?
  • What groups or local organizations have you worked with in addition to those within the college or university? Do you have tips or recommendations for making those connections in order to document the life of the college?
  • When you discuss your work with faculty and other members of the institution, how do you introduce and describe your appraisal practices?

 

See link to our introductory Twitter chat if you need the catch up. Newcomers are always welcome!

*Note: once again we’ve had to adjust the week of this chat. We will resume our regular Twitter conversations to the third Thursday of the month in the fall.

 

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 data collected from survey answers, as well as anonymized individual responses.

Read the report: Collection Development Policy Survey.

The second phase of this project will be to create a resource package to help guide policy development. Subsequently, the Best Practices Subcommittee team is interested to hear what kinds of information would be useful for this resource.

2. This month, we’ll be dedicating our Third Thursday Twitter online chat to discuss the results of the survey and invite further feedback. Please note, that the date of this chat will be on June 22 (as a special “4th” Thursday) at the regular time, 4:00 PT/ 5:00 MT/   6:00 CT / 7:00 ET. Follow #appraisethis to join the chat.

While the report has been posted, the Twitter chat will frame open questions so folks can participate even if you don’t get the chance to read the document ahead of time! This chat is an opportunity to talk to others about the survey results, talk to the survey creators, and provide any further feedback about collection development policy-making.

If you are unable to join the chat but still want to provide feedback on this project, please contact the Best Practices Subcommittee Co-Chairs, Marcella Huggard (mdwiget@gmail.com) and Julie May (julie.ilene.may@gmail.com).

For further background information on the survey, check out this earlier post.

Recap: Third Thursday with DocNow

Last week we hosted another Third Thursday chat on Twitter with Bergis Jules of DocNow to talk with us about A&A issues of social media.

Catch up on the chat with this Storify summary of the conversation!

Remember, we host Third Thursday chats every other month. Follow #appraisethis. Chat summaries are posted by the following week. Next up is June 15 – topic TBA so stay tuned!

 

DocNow Twitter Chat: Special Time 2 PT/ 5 ET

This month’s A&A Twitter chat is with  Bergis Jules, Community Lead for Documenting the Now. We’ll be talking about appraising social media content and the potential ethical considerations for collecting social media. You are invited to take part in the conversation, either by answering one our chat questions, sharing other thoughts, or posing your own question to the group.

Please note, this chat session has been moved to an earlier time than usual, starting at 2:00 pm Pacific/ 3:00 Mountain/ 4:00 Central/ 5:00 pm Eastern.

Over the hour, we’ll be asking:

  1. Based on the SAA glossary definition, how do you see traditional appraisal practices being used on social media content? #appraisethis
  2. How can our tools help us determine quality of social media content? What tool functionality would be useful to an archivist? #appraisethis
  3. How might the deed of gift (traditional practice) play a role in gaining consent to collect and keep social media content? #appraisethis
  4. How do we decide who owns digital content shared via social media? Is that important or should we just “take it all”? #appraisethis
  5. Is the social media record of an event enough to adequately document that event? Why or Why not? #appraisethis

(We are looking forward to this topic, and, depending on time, we have more questions at the ready!)

New to Twitter? New to our Third Thursdays? Check out an introduction to our chats here. This forum is an informal space so please tweet along with the conversations and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. We usually introduce ourselves at the start and even a “hello” is most welcome!

Join us on Thursday April 20th at 2 pm PT/ 5pm ET. Follow the hashtag #appraisethis and @AppraisalSAA

Recap: Third Thursday Chat on Appraisal & Records Management

Last week, we were graciously joined by members from the SAA Records Management Section to talk about the interactions between appraisal and records management practices. A summary of the chat session is now available on our Storify page.

This is our third installment of the A&A Third Thursdays on Twitter. Check out earlier chat summaries also via Storify and take note that our next chat is April 20th with Documenting the Now.

Hope to see you there!

Third Thursday Chat: Records Management

The next Third Thursday chat on Twitter is fast approaching!

Join the A&A Section along with members of the SAA Records Management Section on Thursday, February 16th to discuss the relationships between records management and that of appraisal and acquisition practices.

We’ll be asking questions such as:

  • Who is responsible for records management (RM) at your institution? Is RM part of the archives? If not, where is it?
  • How do you appraise records as part of your RM responsibilities?
  • What kinds of obstacles do you face when bringing RM contexts to your appraisal work? How have you overcome them?
  • What is one important appraisal concern that RMs think should be discussed more?
  • What advice would you give to an archivist looking to set up (or coordinate) with a records management program? What do you wish you’d known/want to know more about?
  • Where do you turn for news and information relevant to RMs and appraisal?

Twitter chat runs for an hour at 4:00 PM Pacific/ 5:00 Mountain/ 6:00 Central/ 7:00 Eastern.

Follow @Appraisalsaa and use the hashtag #appraisethis to see the conversation.

We look forward to chatting with you!

3rd Thursday Chat This Month!

We are hosting another Twitter chat on (the Third) Thursday February 16th. This conversation will be joined by members of the SAA Records Management Section and focuses on, you guessed it, acquisition & appraisal within the realm of records management. Questions posed during the chat will be posted about a week in advance. Otherwise, we look forward to tweeting with everyone on the 16th! Chat begins at 4:00 pm Pacific/ 7:00 pm Eastern and runs for an hour. Follow @AppraisalSAA and #appraisethis to join the conversation!