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Inventories

 

Current Series

  1. Public Services Documents
    1. Inventory Status:
      1. (tick)Complete
    2. Themes:
      1. Plays
      2. Library guides
      3. Photos
      4. Statistics
      5. Reports
    3. Relocation:
      1. Photos
    4. Discard:
  2. Facilities
    1. Inventory Status:
      1. (sad) Dates?
    2. Themes:
      1. Plans/Renvovation
      2. Images
    3. Relocation:
      1. Administrative Files
      2. Photos
    4. Discard:
  3. Realia
    1. Inventory Status:
      1. (tick)Complete
    2. Themes
      1. Danger/fire hazards
      2. Tools
      3. Office Supplies
    3. Relocation:
    4. Discard:
  4. Slides / Photos / Tape
    1. Inventory Status:
      1. (tick)Complete
    2. Themes:
      1. Libraries
      2. SLIS
    3. Relocation:
    4. Discard:
  5. Administrative files
    1. Inventory Status:
      1. (warning) In progress
    2. Themes: 
      1. History of Faculty Status for IU Librarians
      2. Strategic Directions of the IU Libraries
    3. Relocation:
      1. Newspaper clippings about librarian retirement to a "People" series if we decide to feature certain people
      2. Acquire annual reports, strategic plans, and other documents that reflect strategy and growth of the IU Libraries
    4. Discard?
      1. Personnel directories though they can be used to aid research
  6. Library Publications - Misc
    1. Inventory Status:
      1. (tick)Complete
    2. Themes:
      1. Library Guides
        1. Overview of Instruction through the Years
        2. Overview of branch libraries and special collections libraries 
        3. The evolution of automation/the electronic library
    3. Relocation:
      1. Promotional materials about Wells Library to #7
    4. Discard: 
      1. Non IUB Libraries-related materials (question)
  7. Wells, Herman B.
    1. Inventory Status:
      1. (tick)Complete
    2. Themes:
    3. Relocation:
      1. Some of these items fall under #6 or are more general press releases (digitization grant) or unique stories like the 1853 book
      2. Actually most of these items could be relocated to existing series
        1. Stories about limestone repair, ALF, etc. could go with Facilities
      3. If we decide on a "People" series we can move all HBW stuff there
    4. Discard: 
      1. Items related to the campus more generally speaking (i.e., Dunn meadow article?)
  8. Newsletters, etc.
    1. Inventory Status:
      1. (tick)Complete
    2. Themes:
      1. countless themes could be harvested from these newsletters (we should digitize them all)
    3. Relocation:
    4. Discard: 

Recommendations for New Arrangement

Redistribute: Public Services Documents, Herman B Wells, and Newsletters

  1. Administrative Files
  2. Facilities

  3. Realia

  4. Slides  / Photos / Tapes

  5. Library Publications

    1. Guides

    2. Promotional materials

    3. Newsletters


 

 

 

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