Understand the concepts and arguments outlined in "More Product, Less Process"
Implement strategies for increasing processing rates in a variety of institutions
Apply techniques for managing efficient processing programs, including developing processing plans, policies, and benchmarks
Understand how descriptive standards such as DACS can assist in the creation of descriptive records that adhere to "minimum" requirements and assist in the reuse of data in a variety of outputs
Develop strategies for integrating processing with other archival functions, particularly accessioning
“Very beneficial course. We need to incorporate this process into our workflow. Great timing—we are rewriting our processing manual.”
"The group case study scenarios were a great way to promote the discussion of implementing MPLP and apply the concepts covered during the morning." — Joanna Lamb
Most valuable aspect: “Case studies, survey results of what others are accomplishing, etc.” — Paige Hendrickson
“Handouts of Princeton's documents that demonstrate how the institution implemented MPLP, e.g. accessioning requirements and processing levels summary.”
Most valuable aspect: “Discussion of Greene-Meissner, application of DACS to high-level processing, description of Princeton methods of reducing backlog.”
“Concise explanation of this approach by [a] knowledgeable person who uses it.”
"The workshop handouts are extremely detailed and will help in applying MPLP in my repository."
"Hearing concrete examples of other projects at similar repositories." — Megan Fraser
Most valuable aspect: "Learning that MPLP is not a strict process but more a genre of guidelines that can be adapted to a particular situation." — Adam Wallace