The AABC Archivist's Toolkit: Acquisition, Appraisal and Accessioning

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Chapter 3: Bringing Material Into Your Archives: Acquiring, Appraising, and Accessioning


Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management Acquisition Policy

Donor Agreements

Documentation Basics: A Guide to Planning and Managing Documentation Projects by John W. Suter (Publication no. 79, New York State Archives, 2003)

A Guide to Deeds of Gift

SFU Archives Acquisition Mandate

UVic Archives Collections Policy

B.C. History of Nursing deed of gift form


Archives Tutorial: Archivist essays: what to keep and what to discard

Appraisal grid - some of the questions to be asked when considering a donation

Secure the Shadow: The Appraisal of Photographs

Appraisal of Local Government Records for Historical Value

Appraisal Methodology:  Macro-appraisal and Functional Analysis

NSARM Standard of Practice for Archival Appraisal

Archival Appraisal: What to Keep and What to Destroy? (Archives Association of Ontario, 1999; members-only)

An Accountability Framework for Archival Appraisal


National Archival Appraisal Board


Sample Completed Accession Record

Sample Accession Register Entries

Accession Forms:  Representative Samples

NSARM Archival Accession Policy


(for sources click here)

Selecting and Appraising Archives and Manuscripts (Archival Fundamentals Series II) / by Frank Boles (Society of American Archivists, 2005)

Preparing For Monetary Appraisals: A Guide For Canadian Archival Institutions (Occasional Papers Series) / Brock Silversides. (Association of Canadian Archivists, 2004)

Appraising Moving Images: Assessing the Archival and Monetary Valueof Film and Video Records / Sam Kula (Scarecrow Press Inc., 2002)

The ANLA Resource Binder for Small Archives, Chapter 3: Arrangement (Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives, 2002)

The Monetary Appraisal of Archival Documents in Canada (Occasional Papers Series) / S. D. Hanson.(Association of Canadian Archivists, 1992)

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