SNCA 2012 – Collection Management

I was really surprised by this session – surprised that there are archives out there without a collection development policy. I had not idea that this was not something standard that all archives and special collections departments have, because to me, it’s just common sense. I guess I have been lucky to have worked at institutions that have been ahead of the game. I was shocked that some departments have materials that are in no way related to their institution, community, or location, and are just “stuck” with them. It seems like many places have a lot of work cut out for them trying to get their collections in shape.

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