A Common Video Preservation Scenario: A researcher requests a copy of a show held in your special collections. It’s a university production from the 1970s, a unique recording on ¾” tape. This tape is an “at-risk” item, because the inherent vulnerabilities of magnetic based media. What do you do? Do you send it out to a vendor, or do you digitize the tape in-house? Where possible, it’s best to digitize at-risk items in-house. It’s faster, it’s more economical over the long-term, and you can maintain your own quality-control standards.
We are excited about our upcoming Twitter chat on appraising faculty papers with the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section on Thursday, July 13th – 4:00 pm Pacific/ 5:00 Mountain/ 6:00 Central/ 7:00 Eastern. Follow #AppraiseThis or the Section handles @AppraisalSAA + @AcademArchivist and don’t forget our special series on this topic in preparation for the section meeting later this month.
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!
Thursday, July 13th – 4:00 pm Pacific/ 5:00 Mountain/ 6:00 Central/ 7:00 Eastern
- How does the appraisal of faculty papers differ from the appraisal of other types of personal archives?
- Does your institution’s academic mission affect your appraisal decisions?
- What appraisal criteria…
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