Efficient Processing for Backlog Reduction: Applied Minimal Processing Strategies
Nemmers, John Benefiel, Andrea
Society of Florida Archivists Annual Meeting
Most archival repositories have substantial backlogs of unprocessed holdings that are undiscoverable and inaccessible to researchers. In recent years, many repositories have turned to “MPLP” (More Product, Less Process) or “minimal” processing as one solution to this problem. The speakers explain strategies developed at multiple institutions, providing examples and best practices, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages to minimal processing. Because most archival repositories operate with limited resources, the speakers provide practical recommendations for applying efficient processing practices to gain physical and intellectual control of unprocessed collections.
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Presentation at the Society of Florida Archivists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 7, 2014.
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