This webinar will examine the necessary components of an effective deaccessioning policy, including options for removal, ethical considerations, broad-level legal concerns (not from a legal professional!), and general best practices. Options for dealing with items such as found-in-collections and abandoned property will also be addressed.
About the Instructor:
Dyani Feige works with libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations to conduct needs assessments and risk assessments, assist them in disaster planning, and help them develop policy and planning documents and long-term preservation plans for their collections. She is also responsible for developing and presenting educational programs and workshops to promote awareness of preservation and conservation concerns and practices.
Before joining the CCAHA staff in 2010 as Preservation Specialist, Dyani worked in The Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives in Brooklyn, NY. She has also worked in the New York Public Library’s Preservation Division; for the Conference Board, a non-profit research organization and reference library; and in the Special Collections & Archives at Kent State University. Dyani received her MS in Library and Information Science with a Certificate in Archives at Pratt Institute, in New York, NY.