This webinar will introduce Total Cost of Stewardship: Responsible Collection Building in Archives and Special Collections, new work from the OCLC Research Library Partnership that addresses the ongoing challenge of descriptive backlogs in archives and special collections by connecting collection development decisions with stewardship responsibilities.
The publication includes a paper and a suite of communication and cost estimation tools designed to help institutions estimate and communicate the time, labor, and costs required to manage collections. This webinar will give a brief overview of the tools suite and then offer insight on how they might be implemented and adapted to various institutional contexts, including concrete examples of how these tools have been used at Emory University’s Rose Library.
Chela Scott Weber, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research Library Partnership
Carrie Hintz, Associate Director, Rose Library, Emory University