February 26, 2021

"Well-Intentioned Practice for Putting Digitized Collections of Unpublished Materials Online" Endorsed as a Standard by Society of American Archivists

From an OCLC Research Announcement: This practice provides the framework for an assertive approach to digitization of unpublished archival materials whose rights holders are often difficult to identify and contact. This approach is the output of the 2010 “Undue Diligence” seminar in which OCLC Research convened a group of experts in archives, special collections and […]

New Video from OCLC Research: "A Conversation with SAA VP/President-elect Jackie Dooley"

In this ten-minute video, OCLC Research program officer Jackie Dooley discusses her plans and aspirations as the upcoming Vice President/President-elect of the Society of American Archivists. OCLC Research staff Merrilee Proffitt, Jen Schaffner and Ricky Erway also participated in the discussion. The video was directed by Dennis Massie. Direct to Video (via YouTube) See Also: […]

Pass It On: Preservation Week 2011 Begins in Less Than One Month

Pass It On: Preservation Week April 24–30, 2011 Some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As […]