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* [https://roseelr.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/cost-finding-rose.docx Cost Finding Exercise] - Word Document Download. An exercise by Elizabeth Rose completed during her masters work at Southern Connecticut State University. The exercise considers the direct and indirect costs of processing an archival collection and includes references for additional information.
 
* [https://roseelr.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/cost-finding-rose.docx Cost Finding Exercise] - Word Document Download. An exercise by Elizabeth Rose completed during her masters work at Southern Connecticut State University. The exercise considers the direct and indirect costs of processing an archival collection and includes references for additional information.
 
* [http://americanarchivist.org/doi/pdf/10.17723/aarc.58.1.h9847h1372211l75 Beneficial Shocks: The Place of Processing-Cost Analysis in Archival Administration] - Research article by Paul Ericksen and Robert Shuster from American Archivist, Winter 1995. Includes discussion of both theoretical analysis and practical application.
 
* [http://americanarchivist.org/doi/pdf/10.17723/aarc.58.1.h9847h1372211l75 Beneficial Shocks: The Place of Processing-Cost Analysis in Archival Administration] - Research article by Paul Ericksen and Robert Shuster from American Archivist, Winter 1995. Includes discussion of both theoretical analysis and practical application.
* [https://minds.wisconsin.edu/bitstream/handle/1793/44723/MA07_1_3.pdf?sequence%E2%80%A6 Rates of Processing Manuscripts and Arhives] - PDF download. An article by Karen Temple Lynch and Thomas E. Lynch from The Midwestern Archivist, 1982.
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* [https://minds.wisconsin.edu/bitstream/handle/1793/44723/MA07_1_3.pdf?sequence%E2%80%A6 Rates of Processing Manuscripts and Arhives] - PDF download. An article by Karen Temple Lynch and Thomas E. Lynch from The Midwestern Archivist, p. 25-35, Vol. VII, No. 1, 1982 available through [https://www.jstor.org/journal/midwarch JSTOR]. Provides an analysis of processing rates from various grant proposals and considers how variable levels of processing affect cost.
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* [http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/25-processing-estimates Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Yale University) Processing Estimates] - A guidelines developed in 2015 to consider the cost to process, arrange, and describe collections of personal papers.
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* [http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/changinglandscape/2010/06/17/the-cost-of-processing/ The Cost of Processing] - A blog post from 2010 by Emily Walters from North Carolina State University Libraries reflecting on estimating costs for their Changing the Landscape: Exposing the Legacy of Modernist Architects and Landscape Architects multi-year project.
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* [http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/changinglandscape/2010/06/17/the-cost-of-processing/ Costs of Cataloging] - A chapter by Felix Reichmann in Library Trends 2 (1953) providing historical context for cataloging cost analysis.
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* [https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/viewFile/3161/2775 Cost Analysis of an Automated and Manual Cataloging and Book Processing System] - An article by Joselyn Druschel from the Journal of Library Automation (Vol. 14, no. 1, March 1981). Showing the historical argument for automating cataloging and processing to reduce cost.
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* [https://journals.ala.org/lrts/article/view/5501/6757 Assessing the Cost and Value of Bibliographic Control] - An article by Erin Stalbert and Christopher Cronin from Library Resources & Technical Services (Vol. 55, No. 3, 2011) published by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services ([http://www.ala.org/alcts/ ALCTS]). Provides a detailed discussion of the past and present issues with estimating cataloging costs.
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* [https://www.liberquarterly.eu/articles/10.18352/lq.8558/ Improving Library Management by Using Cost Analysis Tools: A Case Study for Cataloguing Processes] - Article by Lorena Siguenza-Guzman, Alexandra Van den Abbeele, and Dirk Cattrysse from LIBER Quarterly, the Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries. This was originally presented at the LIBER conference in 2013 and discusses the application of TDABC (Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing) procedures in libraries.
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* [https://rbms.info/committees/task_force/metrics_assessment/group-1/cataloging/ RBMS Page on Cataloging] - Includes thoughts and definitions on cataloging from the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section ([https://rbms.info/ RBMS]) of the Association of College and Research Libraries ([http://www.ala.org/acrl/ ACRL]. A discussion of cataloging metrics is included as well as a resource list.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:21, 5 December 2016

We understand that the six webinars included in the Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections (SAHC) series only scratch the surface on the issues faced by those dealing with processing Hidden Collections. We hope that the resources assembled below will provide useful information to achieve your project processing goals, supplementing the content of the webinar series.

The below resources have been compiled by a group of experts in the GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archives, Museum) community. We have done our best to present a wide range of solutions and suggestions for a variety of collecting organizations.

Project Coordinator

Joy M. Banks, Consultant

Speakers

  • Angela Kipp, Collection Manager, TECHNOSEUM and Administrator, Registrar Trek
  • Rosemary Pleva Flynn, Principal Librarian, Library and Information Services Team Lead, Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota
  • Sarah Leu, Project Archivist, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Beth Knazook, Library Juice Academy and Queen's University
  • Jessica Bitely, Director of Preservation Services, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
  • Yvonne Ng, Senior Archivist, WITNESS
  • Ellen Ryan, Head of Special Collections and Archives and Assistant Professor, Idaho State University

Curriculum Committee

  • Stephanie Gaub Antequino, Memorabilia Archivist, Planet Hollywood International
  • Casey Davis, Project Manager, American Archive of Public Broadcasting
  • Tamar Evangelista-Dougherty, Consultant
  • Linda Hocking, Curator of Library and Archives, Litchfield Historical Society
  • Daniel Johnson, Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Iowa
  • Holly Mengel, Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Matthew Peek, Military Collections Archivist, State Archives of North Carolina
  • Kelly Revak, Processing Archivist, Library of Congress

If you have any suggestions for resources that would be appropriate additions the this resources library, please let us know.

Where to begin: Basics of project planning for GLAM organizations

The resources in this section will help lay the foundation for successful project planning and management.

Additional information on the webinar can be found here.

The webinar recording can be accessed here when available.

General

Table of Contents

Selecting the best collection management system

Note: Some of these resources may be dated but can still contain useful information. SEE ALSO Collection access: Describing, cataloging, and processing with the future in mind

For all institution types

For Museums

For Libraries

  • The Small Libraries Manager's Handbook, edited by Alice Graves. Includes several chapters on system selection.

For Archives

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Collection Prioritization & Assessment

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Workflow

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Project Management Tools

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Building resources and relationships: Determining what and who you need

The resources in this section will help guide project managers through the process of estimating project costs, communicating costs with others, and building relationships for support.

Additional information on the webinar can be found here.

The webinar recording can be accessed here when available.

General

Table of Contents

Buy-in from Board of Directors, Community, Volunteers

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Calculating processing time, staff time, and estimating supply costs

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Making the most of people: Recruitment, retention, and recognition

Additional information on the webinar can be found here.

The webinar recording can be accessed here when available.

Collection access: Describing, cataloging, and processing with the future in mind

Additional information on the webinar can be found here.

The webinar recording can be accessed here when available.

Overcoming project hurdles: Approaches to identifying and managing collection red flags

Additional information on the webinar can be found here.

The webinar recording can be accessed here when available.

Closing the loop: Project assessment and leveraging goals for future planning

Additional information on the webinar can be found here.

The webinar recording can be accessed here when available.