"The Power of Archival Accessioning" Video Available for Downloading

The video of a panel discussion on "the power of archival accessioning" can be freely downloaded at www.pathlms.com/saa/events/2430/video_presentations/206428. The ninety-minute-long virtual event was sponsored by the Publications Board of the Society of American Archivists and held July 15, 2021.

In her new SAA book, Archival Accessioning, editor Audra Eagle Yun asserts that “accessioning is deeply personal, deeply subjective, and imbued with great power.” An archival accessioning program, after all, is the keystone of responsible collection stewardship and essential to providing both equitable access and meaningful contextualization of archives. In the video, eight archival professionals explore the convergence of accessioning in both archival education and archival practice:

  • Audra Eagle Yun, Archival Accessioning editor and head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of California, Irvine
  • Rosemary K. J. Davis, accessioning archivist for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University
  • Athena Jackson, dean of libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair at the University of Houston
  • Meaghan O’Riordan is the accessioning archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library at Emory University
  • Ricky Punzalan, associate professor and steering committee member of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Michigan
  • Kathleen D. Roe, recently retired from the New York State Archives as director of Archives and Records Management
  • Chela Scott Weber, senior program officer with the OCLC Research Library Partnership
  • Stacie Williams, panel moderator and division chief of Archives and Special Collections at the Chicago Public Library.

Tune in to this critical conversation on the historical influence and future of accessioning practice, positionality in accessioning work, and why archival accessioning matters at www.pathlms.com/saa/events/2430/video_presentations/206428.

Click here to buy the book Archival Accessioning