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*The SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized
Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special
Collections Libraries is pleased to announce the release of its revised
draft Guidelines for Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival
Repositories and Special Collections Libraries
<https://www2.archivists.org/groups/saa-acrlrbms-joint-task-force-on-holdings-metrics/guidelines-for-standardized-holdings-counts-and-measures-for-archival-r>.
The Guidelines are the product of the Task Force’s efforts to analyze,
incorporate, and address community feedback received in response to its
draft release between January 11 and March 3, 2017, and as summarized in
the Task Force’s July 20, 2017 Annual Report to the Standards Committee.
<https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/ReportStandardsSAA2017.pdf>The
Guidelines are available both online and as a PDF via this SAA
website:https://www2.archivists.org/groups/saa-acrlrbms-joint-task-force-on-holdings-metrics/guidelines-for-standardized-holdings-counts-and-measures-for-archival-r
<https://www2.archivists.org/groups/saa-acrlrbms-joint-task-force-on-holdings-metrics/guidelines-for-standardized-holdings-counts-and-measures-for-archival-r>.
The Guidelines reflect a multi-year effort to develop definitions and best
practices for quantifying the holdings of archival repositories and special
collections libraries. The Guidelines address both the wide range of types
and formats of material typically held and the different ways collection
material is managed and described. The Task Force invites comments on the
revised draft. Please direct feedback to the co-chairs before Tuesday, July
31, 2018:Martha O’Hara Conway, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>(for
RBMS)Emily R. Novak Gustainis, [log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]> (for SAA) With thanks in advance for your
interest and input, Lisa Miller, on behalf of the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task
Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for
Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries Martha O’Hara
Conway (RBMS) University of Michigan, co-chairRachel A. D'Agostino (RBMS)
Library Company of PhiladelphiaLara Friedman–Shedlov (RBMS) University of
MinnesotaEmily R. Novak Gustainis (SAA) Harvard Medical School, co-chairE.
Haven Hawley (RBMS) University of FloridaLisa K. Miller (SAA) Stanford
University*