The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) recently completed a six-part webinar series to share best practices and lessons learned from their Cataloging Hidden Collections program. Sponsored through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections (SAHC) series aims to help those working in GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum) organizations build the confidence they need to tackle the processing of hidden archival collections. This series may also be particularly useful for public media organizations that are planning preservation projects.
- Where to begin: Basics of project planning for GLAM organizations
- Building resources and relationships: Determining what and who you need
- Making the most of people: Recruitment, retention, and recognition
- Collection access: Describing, cataloging, and processing with the future in mind
- Overcoming project hurdles: Approaches to identifying and managing collection red flags
- Closing the loop: Project assessment and leveraging goals for future planning
The complete series, including recordings, slides, and transcripts, is now freely available on the CLIR SAHC home page: https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/sahc/sahc.
To supplement the series, an Online Resource Library was also created for increasing the visibility, usability, and sustainability of collections in the GLAM community: https://wiki.diglib.org/Strategies_for_Advancing_Hidden_Collections.