Building on the procedures and principles set forth in the Society of American Archivists’ Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning, this volume of case studies edited by Laura Uglean Jackson provides ample instruction and examples from a variety of practitioners focused on these often neglected components of the archival collection management enterprise. Reappraisal and Deaccessioning in Archives and Special Collections is the first book dedicated entirely to deaccessioning, and the first compilation of reappraisal and deaccessioning case studies “demonstrating the utility and applicability” of the SAA guidelines. This book is a solid resource for practitioners unsure of how to pilot or lead reappraisal and deaccessioning in their own workplaces, helping the archivist who asks, “why do we have this?” or “why isn’t this somewhere else?” This handy reference confirms that good collection management necessitates a commitment to critically reappraising and actively deaccessioning archival collections.
Yun, Audra E.
"Review of Reappraisal and Deaccessioning in Archives and Special Collections,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 7, Article 10.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/10