Date : Thursday 8 September 2016 11:45-13:15
Room : 327
Theme : 5. Diversity and harmony among archival cultures and societies
SESSION 6.10 / P125 Collection Match--Don't Reject, Redirect!
Collection Match – Don’t Reject, Redirect!
Dawn Sherman-Fells and Meghan Ryan Guthorn
Have you ever been offered a collection that didn’t fit within your collecting policy, or you weren’t resourced to process or maintain? Have you ever declined a donation or directed a donor to a repository you thought might be interested but were unsure if the offer would be accepted? Do you work at a repository receiving referrals for the same types of collections again and again, offering no diversity or opportunities to develop in less well-known collecting areas?
“Collection Match - Don’t Reject, Redirect”, will feature a discussion of the Collection Match project. Collection Match is a project in the early stages of pilot development. Our goal is facilitation of open communication across the profession regarding accessioning and deaccessioning to better place collections. The ICA theme “Archives, Harmony & Friendship” speaks to what Collection Match hopes to achieve – a cooperative, collaborative environment facilitating the placement of collections, and improving customer service.
From left to right : Meghan Ryan Guthorn, Dawn SHERMAN-FELLS