Warning message

ALA Connect User logins are disabled for a temporary "gray-out" period, to prevent new posts while we upgrade into the New Connect. This gray-out period will begin August 10th - August 31st until the upgrade is complete and the new site is launched.

Users can use Search to view public content. Logins will be reinstated and users create new posts, upload files, etc. post launch

Thank you for your patience in cooperation. Check out training resources and schedule at:
http://www.ala.org/support/alaconnect

Or contact Julianna Kloeppel for training or Pam Akins with questions/concerns.

Latest From All Groups

View:   Faces | List | By Group
ACRL RBMS - SAA Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries

Online Doc Meeting: ACRL RBMS - SAA Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries

by Martha Conway on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 01:04 pm

The ACRL RBMS - SAA Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries will meet via conference call on Tuesday 3 March at 2:00 pm (EST). For call-in information contact Martha Conway (moconway@umich.edu).

ACRL RBMS - SAA Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries

Online Doc Holdings Counts and Measures: Call for Survey Instruments

by Martha Conway on Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 03:27 pm

In its efforts to learn more about how archives and special collections repositories are currently quantifying their holdings, the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries is seeking examples of survey instruments, worksheets, methodologies, etc. that have been used to:

* Provide a number for collections, titles, and/or physical units held. Please include definitions and explanations if these are not apparent in the instrument.

In its efforts to learn more about how archives and special collections repositories are currently quantifying their holdings, the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries is seeking examples of survey instruments, worksheets, methodologies, etc. that have been used to:

* Provide a number for collections, titles, and/or physical units held. Please include definitions and explanations if these are not apparent in the instrument.

* Figure out how much physical space collections occupy.

* Count any non-textual formats held, such as audio-visual materials.

* Determine extent for born-digital material.

If you have surveyed your holdings within the last ten years, and have an instrument you are willing to share, please send it to Martha O'Hara Conway, Co-chair, ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries, by Friday, February 27, 2015. Be assured that survey instruments submitted will be shared with Task Force members only.

We are also interested in learning more about repositories that have had difficulties conducting holdings surveys and/or have opted not to participate in a survey.

More...
ACRL RBMS - SAA Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for the Public Services of Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries

Online Doc 170625 ALA Annual Meeting - Agenda

by Christian Dupont on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 03:47 pm

The SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries will devote its meeting at ALA Annual to updates and discussion of the finalized draft version of the new standard, which has been submitted to the RBMS Executive Committee for review.

A PDF version of the finalized draft has been posted to ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/267306

The SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries will devote its meeting at ALA Annual to updates and discussion of the finalized draft version of the new standard, which has been submitted to the RBMS Executive Committee for review.

A PDF version of the finalized draft has been posted to ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/267306

Although comments on the document are now closed, task force members will be available to answer questions regarding revisions that were undertaken in response to the last call for comments, the standards review process, and the dissemination and implementation of the standard.

Those who wish to participate in the discussion but are unable to attend the meeting in person may contact ALA co-chair Christian Dupont at christian.dupont@bc.edu to request participation via Skype.

More...

Pages