November 30, 2015

A New Report From OCLC Research: "Taking Stock and Making Hay: Archival Collections Assessment"

Report Title: Taking Stock and Making Hay: Archival Collections Assessment (37 pages; PDF)


Martha O’Hara Conway
University of Michigan

Merrilee Proffitt
OCLC Research

From a Summary on the OCLC Research Web Site:

This report identifies projects and methodologies that can be used as-is or serve as models for librarians, archivists and others who are considering collections assessment to meet one or several institutional needs. The goal of the report is to encourage a community of practice and to make it easier for institutions of all types to undertake collections assessment.

See Also: Develop a Holistic Approach to Archival Collections Assessment (Project Web Page)

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