Reappraising and Deaccessioning Archival Materials from Start to Finish

Certificate Eligibility: 
N/A
Credits: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU
Length: 
1 day
Format: 
In-Person
Max Attendees: 
35
Tier: 
Tactical & Strategic
Description: 

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, such as 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 or program. In the afternoon, you’ll look at case studies provided by the instructors and participant-submitted situations and learn how to apply the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning to unique situations.

Learning Outcomes: 
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 You Should Already 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.

Co-Sponsor Provides: 
  • Classroom: 6-foot tables with two chairs each or 8-foot tables with three chairs each
  • Two chairs and table large enough for instructors
  • A bottle of water or pitcher of water with glasses for the instructors
  • Instructor workstation (a PC or laptop that has a USB port, runs standard MS Office software, and has PowerPoint)
  • LCD projector and replacement bulb for the LCD projector
  • Projection screen
  • Coffee/tea/water for morning break
  • Water/assorted soft drinks for afternoon break