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2002

Kennesaw State University

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

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Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sharing Resources In The World Of Downsizing: A Dialog, Susan Kienzler, Gerald F. Patout Jr. Jan 2002

Sharing Resources In The World Of Downsizing: A Dialog, Susan Kienzler, Gerald F. Patout Jr.

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During this age of shrinking resources and escalating demands, downsizing can affect cultural agencies as well as businesses. In the process, seemingly disparate organizations sometimes form an alliance that creates the elusive quality called synergy, which the dictionary defines as a "mutually advantageous conjunction of distinct participants or elements." The Ursuline Sisters of New Orleans Louisiana and The Historic New Orleans Collection, very different institutions that nonetheless share a commitment to documenting New Orleans and Louisiana history, established just such a conjunction when the Ursuline Sisters began refocusing their resources on their core mission in the 1990s.


Satisfaction And Skills We Gain As Archivists Are Not Ours To Keep, Susan G. Broome Jan 2002

Satisfaction And Skills We Gain As Archivists Are Not Ours To Keep, Susan G. Broome

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A year ago Provenance was in triage, and the executive board of the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) had health care power of attorney. A robust journal, fed by the careful attention of outgoing editor Sheryl Vogt, her staff, and the editorial board, was floundering. Transfusions from other leaders were in order, but an extended search for a new attending physician had not been successful. A sense of despair and resignation was felt by many who had invested their lifeblood in the publication. There was talk of letting it die with dignity, but there was a critical need to evaluate ...


Provenance Xx, Susan G. Broome Jan 2002

Provenance Xx, Susan G. Broome

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No abstract provided.


What Were We Thinking? A Call To Embrace Reappraisal And Deaccessioning, Mark A. Greene Jan 2002

What Were We Thinking? A Call To Embrace Reappraisal And Deaccessioning, Mark A. Greene

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Mark Shelstad at the University of Wyoming has summed up the archival profession's apparent attitude toward deaccessioning by referring to it as "a word never to be uttered aloud." If his observation is true, this article intends to help shatter the silence. I recommend that the archival profession embrace reappraisal and deaccessioning as basic, important, and effective collection management tools-integrally related to collecting policies, documentation goals, appraisal, space allocation, processing, and reference. Reappraisal and deaccessioning should be viewed as the archival equivalent of "mom and apple pie."


Front Matter, Susan G. Broome Jan 2002

Front Matter, Susan G. Broome

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No abstract provided.


What A Woven Web: Archives, Websites, And The Coming Legacy Of "Light Gray Literature", Earle E. Spamer Jan 2002

What A Woven Web: Archives, Websites, And The Coming Legacy Of "Light Gray Literature", Earle E. Spamer

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Website content is notoriously ephemeral. Its electronic existence is in communication with its components at one moment, gone at the next. A solution to preserving that content is to "permanently archive" the entire website. This raises concerns about technological accessibility and longevity. A website can also manifest itself as a dispersed collection of printed pages and downloaded electronic files redistributed amongst the paper and electronic records of individuals and organizations. What distinguishes that which is the record of an individual or an organization from the flotsam of reprinted and hyperlinked ephemera? Are archivists preparing appraisal methods for websites and their ...


Archival Donor Relations And Development: Keeping A Balance, Carla M. Summers Jan 2002

Archival Donor Relations And Development: Keeping A Balance, Carla M. Summers

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One of the central pleasures of archival work is developing relationships with donors of materials. These people are extraordinary and their activities have changed society. Donors of materials in the author's experience have included an artist whose journals capture the development of a creative vision for his work and his teaching, a famous broadcaster lively only when the microphone was on, politicians who have made great sacrifices to be of service but found great rewards, a famous writer who regards his manuscripts as a bank account he can draw on in his old age, farmers working to preserve the ...


Back Matter, Susan G. Broome Jan 2002

Back Matter, Susan G. Broome

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No abstract provided.


Bringing Provenance To A Wider Audience, Linda Matthews Jan 2002

Bringing Provenance To A Wider Audience, Linda Matthews

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The journal of a professional association is an integral part of the public and educational mission of an organization. By its quality and relevance to current issues, a journal essentially confirms the group's professional stature and purpose. By publishing articles on new initiatives, noteworthy projects, legal and social issues, and emerging trends affecting archives, the journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) contributes to the continuing education of its members, the development of new archivists, and the historical record of issues and research affecting the profession. Provenance is the major published record of the society and its service ...


Thirty And Counting: A Personal Perspective On The Journal Of The Society Of Georgia Archivists, Ellen Garrison Jan 2002

Thirty And Counting: A Personal Perspective On The Journal Of The Society Of Georgia Archivists, Ellen Garrison

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Fifty-seven issues. Two hundred and sixty-three articles. Four thousand four hundred and twelve pages. No matter how impressive, those numbers alone cannot tell the story of Georgia Archive and its successor Provenance. The numbers simply represent the dreams, ideas, and hard work of the journal's editors, staff, and editorial board members and the commitment of the Society of Georgia Archivists to the journal through thick and thin in its thirty-year history.


"If At First You Don't Succeed": Blacksheer, Menefee & Stein, A Second Appraisal, Carol Ellis, Russell D. James Jan 2002

"If At First You Don't Succeed": Blacksheer, Menefee & Stein, A Second Appraisal, Carol Ellis, Russell D. James

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Processing large collections can present a challenge to archivists. When a large collection consists of case files from a law firm, issues can arise that few archivists have experience in managing. Despite the special concerns that must be addressed in managing a large collection of legal records, archivists have a strong interest in these collections because of the historical relevance of cases the firms handle or particular clients the firms represent.