2012 Acquisitions and Appraisal Section Meeting Agenda

Acquisitions and Appraisal Section Meeting Agenda
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 3:30-5:30
Room: Sapphire AB


  1. Call to order and introduction of current leadership - Kim (5 min)
  2. Remarks from 2013 Program Committee- TBD (5 min)
  3. Remarks from Council Liaison- Dennis Meissner (5 min)
  4. Report on the section Facebook page - Kim (5 min)
  5. Update on OCLC Research Project - Merrilee Proffitt (5 min)
  6. Report on section sponsored and endorsed sessions at SAA 2012 - Kim (5 min)
  7. Report on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning - Laura (5 min)
  8. Election Results - Brad (5 min)
  9. New business:
    1. Donor brochure revisions
    2. announcements from floor, motions, calls for project ideas, etc. – Kim (25 min max)
  10. Section meeting program by Tracey Panek

El Dorado or Pandora’s Box?  What do You Find When you Lift the Lid?
In 2010 180,000 photographs from the Magnum photo archive were acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin. In an interview with NPR, photo curator David Coleman exclaimed: “You can’t stop looking at these photos once you start opening the boxes. It’s like Pandora’s box. You can’t put the lid back on!” We all know what he meant. Rather than unleashing havoc on the world, the contents of the Magnum archive was really a treasure trove. Sometimes, though, archivists don’t find treasures. In this participant-driven session, we want to hear your stories. What was the best thing you ever found in a new (or newly opened) collection? The worst? We want to hear about your gold mines and your Pandora’s boxes. Prizes will be awarded for the best thing found, the worst/most disgusting thing found and one for the worst place you had to go to retrieve an item or collection.

  • Adjourn