Ashley, Janean and Liz,
I just wanted to add that I think it would be bad practice to simply append an ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’ etc. to the end of the existing number ’71’ number.
Letters should be used to represent component parts of an artifact, not distinct artifacts. The classic example is the teapot and lid. Teapot would be 2013.1.1a and the lid would…[Read more]
We come across this thing a lot at our Museum as well. Regardless of what you decide to do, the most important thing is to make sure that you document your decisions thoroughly in the record. Past Perfect makes this pretty easy. There is a Old# data field, as well as field for notes.
I think that it would be a nightmare for you, and…[Read more]
Our institution has a usage agreement that individuals/organizations/companies must sign when they purchase archival photos for non- personal use. We sell archival images as uncropped digital tiffs for $15.00 / file, plus a $10.00 usage fee for each image.
In the past we have mostly dealt with authors, who can usually decide from a jpg which…[Read more]
Molly MacDonald replied to the topic Best Practice for Organizing Donations of Photocopied Originals in the forum C2C Community Archives – 2012 through 2014 7 years, 1 month ago
In an above post Kathryn Otto mentioned manuscript collections. I would like to hear more about how people manage unpublished manuscripts in their museums and archives. Our system has not been very comprehensive in the past, with some manuscripts (generally typescripts or print-outs or photocopies) being placed in reference files, some being…[Read more]