Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sorting Saturday - Re-evaluating the Work Flow

I've been reading a lot lately trying to figure out a better way to sort and organize all of this stuff in the archival closet.

Several years ago I wrote up a To Do List for handling photos based upon two books:
  • Preserving Your Family Photographs, by Maureen Taylor
  • Organizing & Preserving Your Heirloom Documents, by Katherine Scott Sturdevant.
Over the last several weeks I have reread both books as well as a new one.  It's called Organizing Archival Records, by David W. Carmichael.  I know, it sounds really technical but it's not.  The first sentence of the Introduction reads, "This manual is designed for the person who has little or no formal training in archival work but who is responsible for the care of historical records." That would be me! He does a very good job of taking you step by step through the process of organizing records.

So now I am working on a new To Do List (I guess a more correct terminology would be Work Flow) that covers not only photos but papers of all kinds.  I'm looking forward to sharing what I'm learning with you and I hope I get some suggestions from people as well.  More next Saturday...

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post. I want to check out the books you recommend.