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Tuesday, August 13 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Reappraising and Deaccessioning Archival Materials from Start to Finish #1416 LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop you’ll learn how to initiate and carry out reappraisal and deaccessioning programs and projects step-by-step! Hear about basic concepts of reappraisal and deaccessioning, like collecting data and finding repositories to accept transferred collections. Delve into larger issues of determining ownership, considering choices, and making responsible decisions. Take the opportunity to assess what your repository needs to do before beginning a reappraisal and deaccessioning project or program. In the afternoon you’ll be looking at case studies provided by the instructors and participant-submitted situations to learn how to apply SAA’s Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning to unique situations.

Upon completion of this workshop you’ll be able to:

  • Take steps to reappraise and deaccession materials in an ethical, responsible, and transparent manner;

  • Apply the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning to specific situations;

  • Explain to your administrators, superiors, and parent bodies the benefits of reappraisal and deaccessioning; and

  • Consider legal and ethical considerations when reappraising and deaccessioning collections.

Who should attend? Administrators, legal professionals, managers, practitioners, and records managers.

What should you already know? Participants with a good understanding of their own institution, including 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.

Attendance is limited to 35.


Jeremy Brett

Processing Archivist and Curator, Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, Texas A&M University Libraries
Jeremy Brett is the Processing Archivist as well as the Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection at Texas A&M University. He received his M.L.S. and his M.A. in History from the University of Maryland-College Park, and a B.A. in History from George Washington University. He is a past Senior Co-Chair of the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable, and the Vice-Chair of the Privacy & Confidentiality Roundtable.
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Marcella Wiget Huggard

Archives and manuscripts coordinator, University of Kansas
Marcella was public records program supervisor at the Kansas Historical Society prior to working at the University of Kansas; she also worked on two large-scale grant-funded projects at KSHS. Prior to her time at KSHS, she was assistant archivist at Bessemer Historical Society and curator of collections at the Reno County Historical Society. She received her MA from Colorado State University and BA from Knox College, both degrees in History.

Tuesday August 13, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm

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