Reappraising and Deaccessioning workshop

Reappraising and Deaccessioning Archival Materials from Start to Finish

October 30, 2014

@ the Michigan State University Kellogg Center

In this workshop you’ll learn how to initiate and carry out reappraisal and deaccessioning programs and projects step-by-step!  You’ll hear about basic concepts of reappraisal and deaccessioning, like collecting data and finding repositories to accept transferred collections.  You’ll also delve into larger issues of determining ownership, considering choices, and making responsible decisions.  You’ll have the opportunity to assess what your repository needs to do before beginning a reappraisal and deaccessioning project orprogram.  In the afternoon you’ll be looking at case studies provided by the instructors and participant-submitted situations.  Here, you’ll learn how to apply the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning to unique situations.
Workshop Objectives:
·         Take steps to reappraise and deaccession materials in an ethical, responsible, and transparent manner.
·         Apply the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning to their specific situations.
·         Advocate and explain to your administrators, superiors, and parent bodies the benefits of reappraisal and deaccessioning.
·         Consider legal and ethical considerations when reappraising and deaccessioning collections.
Who Should Attend?
Administrators, legal professional, managers, practitioners, and records managers.
What should you know?
Participants who have a good understanding of their own institution, such as organizational structure, policies, and collections will have an easier time completing the first activity and will find it more practical.  Previous appraisal experience is useful, but not necessary.
SAA Member $199 / $269
Employees of Member Institutions $229 / $299
Nonmember $259 / $319

Ed Busch
Electronic Records Archivist
University Archives & Historical Collections
Michigan State University


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