Standards & Best Practices Resource Guide

1.    Archival Program Administration

  • Mission Statements
  • Job Descriptions

2.     Appraisal and Acquisition/Accession

  • Accessioning Policies and Documents
  • Collection Policies
  • Deeds of Gift
  • Releases

3.     Records Management

  • Institutional Records Policies
  • Records Retention and Disposition Schedules
  • Records Management User Guidelines

4.     Arrangement and Description

5.     Disaster Planning/Recovery and Facilities   

6.     Reference and Access/Use Services

  • Registration Forms
  • Access Policies and Procedures
  • Duplication and Photography Request Forms
  • Publications Permissions Policy

 7.     Outreach/Advocacy

  • Blogs and Social Media
  • Exhibits and Exhibitions
  • Tours
  • Printed Materials and Mailings

 8.     Born-Digital and Digitization


If you have additional resources to contribute to our guide, please contact the section chair.

Charmaine says:

Many thanks, fnaf Each section covers various aspects essential for effective management and operation of archival collections and services.