As a continuation of our series on our 2011 Annual Report, please see a description of major activities in processing of the Public Policy Papers:
As a continuation of our series on our 2011 Annual Report, please see a description of major activities in technical services:
- Fiscal Year 2010 was a transitional year in Mudd Library Technical Services, with Christie Peterson and Maureen Callahan hired in September and February respectively to fill open positions and with Lynn Durgin taking and returning from family leave.
- April marked the first time that all Mudd Library Technical Services positions were filled with full-time staff members since 2008. A search for an SCAII to assist with the ACLU processing project also began in late spring 2011.
- Despite staffing issues, well over 1,000 linear feet was processed and described with online records and finding aids in FY2011, with another 1,123 linear feet addressed by the ACLU processing project that will be available by the end of FY2012.
Stay tuned for further discussion of our 2011 work involving processing, accessioning, digital projects, records management, collection development, exhibitions, and more.
As a continuation of our series on our 2011 Annual Report, please see a description of our major activities in public services:
As part of our ongoing effort to improve access to our collections and promote awareness of the Mudd Manuscript Library, we are pleased share a series of blog posts drawn from our annual report for fiscal year 2011 (which ran from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011). We share our accomplishments with the hope that this will encourage a better understanding of Mudd’s work, as well as foster an environment of transparency in the archival field. We begin this series with a summary of our activities in 2011.
- Hired one project archivist for the University Archives project and another for the Public Policy Papers
- University Records Manager hired in January and among many things, with other staff, began planning for an electronic records management program
- Hired an SCAV for public services to replace the departing SCAV
- ACLU project commences and addresses more than 1,100 linear feet of records as part of NHPRC-funded processing project
- Fundraising for The Daily Princetonian digitization completed and the project winds down with 18 of 19 batches scanned and almost all years from 1876-2002 now online
- University Archives audiovisual materials made available via the web on a new blog, The Reel Mudd
- More than 1,000 linear feet processed and described with online records and finding aids
- A record 202 accessions of over 400 linear feet received, including the long awaited Margaret Tutwiler journals
- Continued high level of use of collections, both in-house and remote, with great degree of patron satisfaction, with PDF requests surpassing paper copies.