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OCLC, Archives, the Research Library Partnership, and You!

OCLC, Archives, the Research Library Partnership, and You!

By Merrilee Proffitt, Chela Scott Weber

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Assembly
virtual

This presentation provides an overview of OCLC’s Membership and Research Division, focusing on how the OCLC Research Library Partnership supports the institutions it serves. Highlights include our Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries; work to supporting stewardship of rare and unique AV Materials; the Collection Building and Operational Impacts working group; and research work in support of a national archival discovery infrastructure for the National Archival Finding Aid Network (NAFAN).

Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Research Library Partnership

OCLC RLP Roundtable: Art and Architecture Group

OCLC RLP Roundtable: Art and Architecture Group

By Dennis Massie, Chela Scott Weber, Merrilee Proffitt, Mercy Procaccini

OCLC RLP Roundtable: Art and Architecture Group
virtual

This presentation features responses to a special set of Round Robin Questions for 2020, suggested by the Art and Architecture Group community, and a report on a forthcoming OCLC Research Project focused on art and museum libraries.  The Roundtable agenda also included updates on the Art Discovery Group Catalog and on new draft protocols for sharing special collections.

Topics: Libraries, Archives and Museums, Archives and Special Collections

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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.

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.

Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress, Topics, AV Materials