Sunday, December 19, 2010

Deaccessioning Casestudy: "But You Promised..."

The latest issue from American Archivist contains an interesting case-study, “But You Promised: A Case Study of Deaccessioning at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming,” which discusses the reappraisal and deaccessioning work done at the AHC over the last decade.

According to the AHC, the article describes a systematic, step-by-step process for responsible and ethical deaccessioning. From legal issues to donor relations, the case study provides a practical method for other repositories wishing to do something about collections that fall outside their collecting scope. You can access the case study here.

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