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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
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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).

Online Doc Holdings Counts and Measures: Call for Survey Instruments

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

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