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Thursday, August 15 • 10:00am - 11:30am
SESSION 105 - There Is No Going Back, Only Forward: Value-Added Processing in the Age of MPLP

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Streamlined arrangement and description practices have changed the way we think about special collections processing, helped reduce backlogs, and speeded delivery of finding aids to researchers. Although flexible processing practices can improve how we make collections discoverable and usable, there remain collections that deserve more intensive processing. Three archivists explain how their value-added, appropriate-level processing approaches serve users and discuss how they decide which collections deserve more processing and what that processing entails.

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Andra Darlington

Head, Special Collections Management, Getty Research Institute
Andra Darlington is Head of Special Collections Management at the Getty Research Institute.
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Jackie Dean

Head of the Archival Processing Section, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jackie Dean is the Head of the Archival Processing Section in the Special Collections Technical Services Department at The Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a B. A. in English and M.S.LS from UNC-Chapel... Read More →
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Emily R. Novak Gustainis

Deputy Director, Center for the History of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Linda Sellars

Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, North Carolina State University Libraries
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Matthew Turi

Manuscripts Reference Librarian, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Thursday August 15, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Grand Salon 9/12

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