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Using Data to Advocate for the Preservation of Audiovisual Collections

Using Data to Advocate for the Preservation of Audiovisual Collections

By Alison Reppert Gerber, Kira Sobers

This webinar explains how data from a four-year project to survey and assess audiovisual collections across the Smithsonian Institution is being used to advance the preservation of those materials on a pan-institutional level.

File: video, 54 minutes   Topics: Works in Progress, Archives and Special Collections, AV Materials

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Total Cost of Stewardship: Tools from the OCLC Research Collection Building & Operational Impacts Working Group

By Chela Scott Weber

CNI Spring 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting
virtual

Weber shares the suite of tools created by the OCLC Research Library Partnership’s Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group, designed to support shared, informed collection building decisions for special collections that factor in the full resources required for ongoing stewardship of a potential acquisition. 

Recording available from CNI on Vimeo.

File: pptx, 17.5MB   Topics: Archives and Special Collections

Approaches to Processing Audiovisual Archives for Improved Access and Preservation Planning

Approaches to Processing Audiovisual Archives for Improved Access and Preservation Planning (video)

By Emily Vinson

This webinar explains University of Houston’s “enhanced for A/V” minimal processing mindset utilized to survey all A/V materials held by UH Special Collections, and ongoing efforts to create a standard practice for A/V materials in archival collections as they are acquired to ensure proper storage. The webinar concludes with a discussion of the impact this approach has had on continuing efforts to preserve and make available A/V collections at UH.

File: video, 57 minutes   Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress, Topics, AV Materials

Radical Access—Leveraging Creative Commons Licenses to Open up Archives

Radical Access—Leveraging Creative Commons Licenses to Open up Archives

By Heather I. Briston, Maureen Callahan

Speakers explain the suite of options available using Creative Commons licensing to allow creators to give their intellectual property to archives and special collections libraries. Webinar participants learned strategies for explaining open licenses to donors (and sellers), negotiating for them, articulating them in archival descriptions, and helping researchers make sense of them.

File: video, 58 minutes   Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress

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Managing Archival Technical Services with Agile Software Development Methods at Ohio State University Libraries

By Morag Boyd, Cate Putirskis, Russell Schelby

In this presentation, library staff from Ohio State University Libraries discuss how implementing Agile helped archival staff to improve productivity overall and increased opportunities for staff members to cross-train, develop skills, and lead projects.

File: video, 58 minutes   Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress

Building Tools for Informed Decision-making: An Update From the OCLC Research Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group

Building Tools for Informed Decision-making: An Update From the OCLC Research Collection Building and Operational Impacts Working Group

By Chela Scott Weber

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting
Austin, Texas (USA)

Weber gives a preview of the communication and cost estimation tools the Collection Building and Operational Impacts working group is developing. The group’s work centers on examining current collecting and collection management practices, building tools to help integrate collection management considerations into the collection development process, and facilitating communication between colleagues.

File: pptx, 10.1MB   Topics: Research Library Partnership, Archives and Special Collections

OCLC RLP SHARES Sharing Special Collections Working Group Update

OCLC RLP SHARES Sharing Special Collections Working Group Update (video)

By Ralph Baylor, Lesliediana Jones, Brian Miller, Richard Zwiercan, Dennis Massie

In this webinar, members of the SHARES Sharing Special Collections Working Group provide an update on the development of a framework of protocols for the interlending of special collections materials among SHARES libraries.

File: video, 54 minutes   Topics: SHARES, Archives and Special Collections, Research Library Partnership

Engaging the Archives: Collaborating with Faculty for Robust Undergraduate Learning

Engaging the Archives: Collaborating with Faculty for Robust Undergraduate Learning

By Terrence McDonald, Cinda Nofziger

Watch our recorded discussion of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan’s Engaging the Archives program and learn about our research findings on the impact of intensely collaborative teaching on faculty, archivists, and students.

File: video, 59 minutes   Topics: Works in Progress, Archives and Special Collections