In its efforts to learn more about how archives and special collections repositories are currently quantifying their holdings, the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries is seeking examples of survey instruments, worksheets, methodologies, etc. that have been used to:
* Provide a number for collections [of archival and/or manuscript material], titles [bibliographic units], and/or physical units held. Please include definitions and explanations if these are not apparent in the instrument.
* Figure out how much physical space collections occupy
* Count any non-textual formats held, such as audio-visual materials
* Determine extent for born-digital material
Please be assured that survey instruments submitted will be shared with Task Force members only. If you have surveyed your holdings within the last ten years, and have an instrument you are willing to share, please send it to Lisa Miller ( [log in to unmask] ) by Friday, March 20, 2015 . We are also interested in learning more about repositories that have had difficulties conducting holdings surveys and/or have opted not to participate in a survey.
Learn more about JTF-HCM: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/saa-acrlrbms-joint-task-force-on-holdings-metrics
Lisa K. Miller | Hoover Institution Archives | Stanford University | Stanford CA 94305-6010
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