Processing Hidden Collections
What are "hidden collections" and why are they so difficult to manage? This session reviews debates among professional archivists about how to process backlogged collections and to make them electronically available. What lessons might Mapping the Stacks draw from these debates?
- Mark A. Greene and Dennis Meissner, "More Product, Less Process: Pragmatically Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal with Late 20th Century Collections," http://ahc.uwyo.edu/documents/faculty/greene/papers/Greene-Meissner.pdf, last accessed June 22, 2006.
- Barbara M. Jones, "Hidden Collections, Scholarly Barriers: Creating Access to Unprocessed Collection Materials in North American Research Libraries," http://www.ala.org/bm~doc/hiddencollswhitepaperjun6.pdf, last accessed June 22, 2006.