Assess and Obtain Collections
Appraisal and Acquisition | Archivists appraise collections not to determine monetary value, but to determine the enduring value of the collection's content for research purposes. In order to provide the most appropriate range of content, archivists acquire resources that meet specific collecting criteria.
Organize and Store Collections
Arrangement | Collections seldom arrive in a condition that is easy to use or interpret.
Description | Tells you whether a collection is appropriate for your research interests.
Preservation | Mitigates damage and deterioration to collections.
Connect People and Resources
Reference | Helps patrons find and access relevant archival resources.
Instruction | Ensures patrons use the archives to the fullest potential by providing detailed, focused guidance.
Outreach | Promotes archives and archival resources through community engagement and collaboration.