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Thursday, August 14 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
SESSION 205 - Burning Decisions: Case Studies on Appraisal for Access

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In the United States, archival appraisal has been a key step in providing access to records, largely in response to the bulk of modern organizational records, the gaps in documenting underrepresented individuals and groups, and the shrinking of resources. With Frank Boles moderating and commenting, four archivists describe appraisal decisions that they applied while acquiring or administering large or complex collections and reflect on the selection paradigms that they applied in the decision-making process to enable access.

Alvord: Burns Like a Laser: Precision Appraisal of Subject-Based Websites
Bryan: Burns Like Dust: 1 House, 8 Collections, 7 Repositories
Hight: Burns Like a Prairie Fire: Improving Records Access through Reappraisal
Trask: Burns Like Hell: Appraising Abandoned Industrial Records
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Trevor Alvord

Curator of 21st-century Mormonism and Western Americana, Brigham Young University
I am responsible for the growth and development of BYU's web archive and for collecting 21st-century Mormon imprints. Before coming to BYU I served as a Processing Archivist at Utah State University and as Head of Special Collections at James Madison University. I received undergraduate degrees from Utah State University in History and Religious Studies and a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in 2009.

Frank Boles

Director, Central Michigan University
For the past three years Frank Boles has co-chaired SAA's Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy. His role has given him significant insight into how SAA drafts, reviews, and adopts public policy positions. | Boles has been the director of Central Michigan University's Clarke Historical Library since 1991. Previously, he worked at the University of Michigan, the Chicago Historical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, an... Read More →
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Ruth Bryan

Director of Technical Services & University Archivist, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center
Ruth Bryan, CA, is Director of Technical Services and University Archivist in the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. She supervises the University Records Manager, handles permanent records transfers to the University Archives, and does collection development and collection management for archival collections. She is also co-facilitating a University-wide Records Management Task Force. Previously, Bryan worked at the Ruth... Read More →
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Cliff Hight

University Archivist, Kansas State University
Cliff Hight is Assistant Professor and University Archivist at Kansas State University. Previously, he was Archivist/Curator at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center in Cañon City, Colorado. He cut his professional teeth at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, working first as Technical Services Intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development and later as Graduate... Read More →

Jay Trask

Head of Archival Services, University of Northern Colorado
Jay Trask is an Associate Professor and the Head of Archival Services at the University of Northern Colorado. He has worked in archival institutions throughout Colorado, including the National Wildlife Research Center, the Colorado State Archives and Colorado State University-Pueblo. One of his most challenging positions was as Head Archivist for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Archives in Pueblo. This grant-funded project consisted of organizing... Read More →

Thursday August 14, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Washington 2 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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