Community building and resources

Best Practices for Archival Accessioning

    • Proposal to develop Best Practices for Archival Accessioning developed [Summer 2020]
    • Reviewed and approved to move forward by SAA Standards[October 2020]
    • Establishment of Working Group to plan best practices development workflow [Spring 2021]
      • Applications to join the Working Group are open until March 26, 2021 –> Apply!


Representation for Accessioning within Society of American Archivists

    • Petition established and open period for community signatures + feedback [Summer 2020]
    • Reviewed by SAA Council
      • Council feedback requested further consideration time + clarification [September 2020] 
      • SAA is currently in process of re-evaluating status of all component groups, no sections are being formed. [October 2020]
    • Approval received from Steering Committee of Acquisitions and Appraisal Section to make accessioning an official part of their charge [November 2020]
      • Revision of  Acquisitions and Appraisal Section standing rules to incorporate accessioning and clearly define section mission  [February 2021]
      • Presentation of revised standing rules to section membership for approval before passing along to SAA Council [forthcoming]


Accessioning Collective Slack Channel


Comprehensive Survey on Role of Accessioning in Effective Archival Stewardship

    • Survey deployed for contributions [Fall 2019/early Winter 2020]
    • Open data set to be made available in future [forthcoming]


Behind the Archives Podcast 

    •  Interview with Meaghan and Rosemary about accessioning + their research for Emory Library’s podcast series–listen!