Round and Round (An Appraisal and Acquisition Case Study)

Learning Objectives Students will demonstrate an understanding of appraisal issues and make decisions given a specific scenario. Scenario Approximately five minutes before you are heading out for lunch. You receive a phone call. On the phone is a well know local amateur historian, who has the “Find of the Century.” This find happens, as emailed […]

Super Serious University Archives Appraising Collections for acquisition

Learning Objectives Students will given a prepared collecting policy, make decisions based on this collecting policy and have the ability to explain the reasoning for making these decision. Students will offer suggestions to make to the collecting policy. consider assigning members of the class to groups depending upon class size. Students will not self select […]

Not Mardi Gras (An Appraisal and Acquisition Case Study)

Learning Objectives Students will demonstrate an understanding of appraisal issues and make decisions given a specific scenario. Students will develop a plan for appraising these records. Scenario You are conducting an initial review of 1TB of images created by your university photographer. You don’t have time to review every picture, but you examine a few […]