Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning

Excerpt from Introduction: "Since the 1980s, the archival profession has more readily come to acknowledge reappraisal and deaccessioning as parts of good collections management practices. This is evinced in numerous case studies, institutional policies, conference sessions, and articles about reappraisal and deaccessioning. Despite the increasing amount of research and information on these practices, they remain underutilized as a collection management tool. Archival practitioners need a clear process outlining general steps, problems, and solutions to responsible and ethical reappraisal and deaccessioning." 


Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning (revised 2017)

Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning (2012)

SAA Council Approval/Endorsement Date: 
May 2012; Revised May 2017.
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