Archival Best Practices and Workflows Overview


Before beginning a digitization project, it is essential to first ensure that the physical collection is properly managed, organized, and described. Thus, this session will introduce the basic fundamentals for archival collections management, including appraisal, accessioning, arrangement, and description. This session provided attendees with applied knowledge, hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises to implement effective collections management policies, procedures, and workflows. In addition, the session provided numerous handouts and forms on this topic. This session was given by Jenniffer O'Neal at the 2014 Post-ATALM Sustainable Heritage Network Workshop, held in Palm Springs, California on June 13, 2014.