Quality or Quantity: Can Archivists Apply Minimal Processing to Electronic Records?
With the recent publication of a “More Product, Less Process” approach by Mark Greene and Dennis Meissner, minimal processing of archival collections has received increased attention in the professional literature. Greene and Meissner posit that a change in archival philosophy toward processing collections at a less precise level will allow archivists to arrange analog collections at a faster pace and help to eliminate their
processing backlog. Through an examination of the literature in the field and a comparison of the analog and electronic records media, I have determined that the
processing of electronic records can be done according to the minimal processing protocols that are being examined for use in traditional archival collections.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:archival description archives applications standardization electronic records
Date of Publication:04/11/2007