Forget About the Backlog: Surfacing Accessions Using Archivists’ Toolkit

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Forget About the Backlog: Surfacing Accessions Using Archivists’ Toolkit

  1. 1. Forget About the Backlog:Surfacing Accessions UsingArchivists’ Toolkit™ Audra Eagle Yun, MLIS, CA University of California, Irvine August 9, 2012 Society of American Archivists Description Section Meeting www.slideshare.net/librarchivist/ twitter: @audraeagleyun
  2. 2. “During the accessioning process, whenever possible, wearrange and describe the materials, including the creation ofthe finding aid, so that they are ready for research use andnever enter our backlog. In short, we apply processingstandards such as those recommended by Greene andMeissner during the accessioning process.”
  3. 3. Sources consultedCouncil of University Librarians (CoUL) Systemwide Operations and Planning Advisory Group(SOPAG) NGTS (Next-Generation Technical Services) Power of Three (POT) Group 3 charge.http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/sopag/ngts_pot3_charge.pdfEmory Finding Aids. http://findingaids.library.emory.edu/Greene, Mark A. "Perspective - MPLP: Its Not Just for Processing Anymore." The AmericanArchivist. 73.1 (2010): 175.Maier, S.B. “MPLP and the Catalog Record As a Finding Aid." Journal of Archival Organization. 9.1(2011): 32-44.Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Consortial Survey Initiative.www.pacsclsurvey.org/Weideman, Christine. "Accessioning As Processing." The American Archivist. 69.2 (2006): 274-283.Yale Finding Aid Database. http://drs.library.yale.edu:8083/fedoragsearch/rest/For information about our policies, including an Accessioning Manual, please visithttp://staffbeta.lib.uci.edu/departments/sca/policies-procedures-forms.php

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