ACRL/RBMS-SAA Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries


Responsible for the development of guidelines that will provide metrics, definitions, and best practices for quantifying the holdings of archival repositories and special collections libraries. The Guidelines will consider and address both the wide range of types and formats of material typically held--including analog, digital, and audiovisual materials--and the different ways in which collection material is managed and described. The Guidelines might also accommodate a two-tiered approach involving basic/minimum metrics and advanced/optimum metrics and/or include recommendations for institutions that wish to engage in collections assessment.


Martha O'Hara Conway (Co-Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Rachel A. D'Agostino (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Lara Friedman - Shedlov (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Dr. Elizabeth Haven Hawley (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Katy E. Rawdon (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

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