- This month's chat was co-hosted along with the College & University Archives Section group to focus our discussion on appraisal and acquisition of faculty papers at academic archives. Check out the series of articles also on this topic posted on the C&UA blog, The Academic Archivist.
- — SAA A&A Section (@AppraisalSAA)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:00:02
- Q. 1 How does the appraisal of faculty papers differ from the appraisal of other types of personal archives?
- — Cory Nimer (@CoryNimer)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:07:51A.1 Our challenge has been that they cross collection development policies, and may be desirable for more than one reason. #AppraiseThis
- — Cory Nimer (@CoryNimer)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:09:41A.1 Faculty papers can end up being between our University Archives, Mormon Manuscripts, and Professional Papers policies. #AppraiseThis
- — Ruth Bryan (@Ruth_e_Bryan)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:11:49A1. One difference: faculty collections can be both/or documenting the institution (i.e. records) and/or the individual (i.e. papers).
- — Amy Allen (@ArkivistAmy)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:14:14A.1 We also has collections from faculty which could be considered under both University Archives and the Manuscripts Unit #appraisethis
- — Bethany Anderson (@bga_archivist)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:28:48A1 Faculty papers often document different contexts on campus, and useful for both intellectual & institutional histories #appraisethis
- — Michelle Sweetser (@mlsweetser)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:19:49A.1 Sometimes faculty status and connection gives initial means by which to approach for non-univ content of interest #appraisethis
- — Michelle Sweetser (@mlsweetser)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:30:13@Ruth_e_Bryan It depended on what was the preponderance of material. Sometimes, they had been considered faculty papers w/o having much univ content
- Q. 2 Does your institution's academic mission affect your appraisal decisions?
- — Cory Nimer (@CoryNimer)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:16:39Q.2 Library mission is support educational pursuits, advance scholarship, and nurture lifelong intellectual, spiritual growth. #AppraiseThis
- — Amy Allen (@ArkivistAmy)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:16:54A.2. Yes, because our mission includes teaching, research and service, we collect materials from faculty from all three areas #appraisethis
- — Cory Nimer (@CoryNimer)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:18:24A.2 Our faculty CDP focuses mission goals of on meeting curricular needs and documenting unique aspects of university. #AppraiseThis
- Q. 3 What appraisal criteria do you employ for collecting faculty papers?
- — Cory Nimer (@CoryNimer)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:26:18A.3 First, it must conform to our collecting policy: https://sites.lib.byu.edu/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2009/10/Professional-Papers-Program-Collection-Development-Policy.pdf … #AppraiseThis
- — Michelle Sweetser (@mlsweetser)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:27:05A.3 many factors: prominence in field; known for teaching, research, service on campus; involved w/ campus efforts of note,etc #appraisethis
- — Ruth Bryan (@Ruth_e_Bryan)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:36:11A.3. Appraise within collections using records schedule and depth of teaching, research, service, and admin documentation. #appraisethis
- — Bethany Anderson (@bga_archivist)Thu, Jul 13 2017 23:35:35A3 I work w/ STEM fac papers, a lot of emphasis has been on documenting "important" innovations 1/2 #appraisethis
Third Thursday 5: Appraising Faculty Papers
Jul. 13, 2017 -- Joint Chat with the SAA College & University Archives Section #appraisethis
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