SPEC Kit 307: Manuscript Collections on the Web · 75
“Depending on the time of year, it may take us two or three weeks after a new arrival to get the collection
described and online, and we hold out a small number of collections that for one reason or another we choose
not to publicize at the moment. We may, for example, choose not to provide a minimal description for a small
collection if we judge that full processing can be achieved with little additional effort and if full processing will
take place ‘soon.’”
“I write special descriptions because of exhibitions, events, donor relations, collections of national importance, or
digitization projects. The Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian puts collections on the Web site as she has time.”
“Importance of collection for access by researchers or interest to the library.”
“Importance, size.”
“Its research importance and qualifications of staff available to organize and produce a finding aid.”
“Most collections which are processed are done so because there is a tax consideration involved. Others are done
if the time and money (labour) is available.”
“Must be processed with a finding aid created in the departmental template.”
“New collections are added as there are processors available to prepare the guide. Collections are assigned on the
basis of use/demand and mission and political concerns (in Frank Boles sense of the term in ‘Black Box’ article.”
“Newly acquired archives may not be represented as yet, but are made available as the data is uploaded from
an Access file. Collections in locations outside Special Collections are not represented. Only collection-level
information is provided. Some collections have their own Web page.”
“Only a minimal amount they are chosen are representative collections while the full finding aids are available
on the Kentuckiana Digital Library.”
“Only processed collections and significant unprocessed collections are mentioned or included on the Web site.”
“Our Manuscripts Librarian must give permission for finding aids to be uploaded to the Web. A collection must be
fully processed for its finding aid to go on the Web.”
“Part of the processing workflow to add the collection to the Web site when processing has been completed
looking at legacy finding aids and use by researchers.”
“Priorities set by individual archivists. Now only posting fully RAD compliant finding aids (inventories).”
“Recent acquisitions are not yet on the Web.”
“Recently acquired collections are not added until all processing/appraisal work is completed.”
“The annotated list of manuscript collections has not been updated in some time due to implementation of a
content management system. We are actively maintaining our EAD guides online and making that a routine
part of processing procedures, but we are currently in between a legacy EAD site and a new one and waiting for
library technology to complete improvements so the old site can be abandoned.”
“The majority of our collections have at least a MARC collection level record. Collections that have a higher level
of research potential and are under 50 boxes are under consideration for processing for finding aids on OAC.”
“Two special projects, one of them grant-funded, required online posting of finding aids and other information in
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