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Baker Library Special Collections Joint Processing Guidelines Implementation

At Baker Library Special Collections (BLSC) we are using the Principles (https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/jointprocessingguidelines/principles ) as the foundation for creating a high-level implementation plan. This in turn will drive the creation of multi-year roadmaps detailing the more specific activities that are necessary to achieve our overall goals.

As a first step it was important for our team to understand and articulate, at a relatively high level, the meaning of each principle for our...

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Harvard University Archives Joint Processing Guidelines implmentation

The Harvard University Archives (HUA) Collections Services unit is planning to implement the Joint Processing Guidelines on July 1, 2018.

In preparation, all Collections Services staff (including the Associate University Archivist for Collections and Public Services, the Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Standards; Collections Services Archivist/Processing Manager, and three Processing Archivists) read the Guidelines and participated in a discussion and question and answer session in early April 2018.  I opened the conversation with an overview of...

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Implementing the Joint Processing Guidelines

Harvard Library is a complex and decentralized system. Practices have had decades to codify within each repository. As the members of the Joint Processing Working Group (JPGWG) go about implementing the guidelines at our home institutions, we face unique challenges. Some of us lack resources. Some of us are fully staffed but garnering buy-in from above, below, and accross our repositories will be challenging. There are the day to day operational challenges: how do you get staff to use a processing plan, how to you get all of your MARC records updated in bulk, what does preservation or...

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