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Friday, August 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
SESSION 503 - How Are We Doing? Improving Access Through Assessment

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Archival assessment projects give archivists the tools to make better decisions about our collections and services. Panelists provide examples of how quantifying information about users, collections, and discovery tools can improve professional practice and user experience. Topics covered include an update on the Archival Metrics Toolkit, a report on standards currently being developed by SAA and RBMS, and a case-study from Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Duff: The Archival Metrics Project and the Future of User-Based Evaluation
Dupont: At Last! Standardized Metrics for User Services
Hintz and Wilk: Knowing Me, Knowing You: Assessment and the Archival Metrics Toolkit at the RBML

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Christian Dupont

Aeon Program Director, Atlas Systems, Inc.
Since 2008, I have been working with Atlas Systems to develop and promote Aeon, an online user and request management system specifically designed to enhance public services, security, and statistics in archives and special collections. I formerly served as director of special collections at the University of Virginia and Syracuse University. I am an active member and former chair of ALA/ACRL's Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) and am the... Read More →
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Carrie Hintz

Head of Archives Processing, Columbia University
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Jocelyn Wilk

Associate University Archivist, Columbia University


Friday August 15, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Washington 4 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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