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ARCHIVES / CHICAGO 2007 Program Session

602. More Product, Less Privacy? Applying Minimal Processing with an Awareness of Sensitive, Confidential, or Restricted Collection Materials

Friday, August 31, 2007
4:30 PM-6:00 PM


Mary Kenney, Chair
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center

Kate Colligan
Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Kenton Jaehnig
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center

Nancy Kaiser
The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Aprille Cooke McKay
University of Michigan School of Information

Brian Williams
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Greene and Meissner’s 2005 article “More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing” recommends that each archival collection be processed only to the level of intensity that facilitates use. Processing lightly often means that some collections are not thoroughly screened for sensitive materials. The speakers review the strategies that they have developed to employ the principles outlined in “More Product, Less Process” while addressing the issues surrounding private and confidential materials in archival collections.


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