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Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning 2018-02-21

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Deaccessioning should be a discussion at every collecting organization, no matter the size. 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.

In this webinar, Dyani examines 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 that qualify as found-in-collections and abandoned property are also addressed.

Katherine Kane, AASLH Chair, joins Dyani to discuss the field’s reaction to several recent high profile deaccessioning cases and how AASLH is working with members to address deaccessioning, as well as AASLH’s project to revise its Statement on Professional Standards and Ethics.

Cost: $15 members / $30 non-members

This event was part of AASLH's #NightmareAtTheMuseum Week, which included our Fraud at the Museum: Protecting Your Organization from a Devastating Event webinar on Thursday 2/22/2018 and our #AASLH Twitter Chat on Friday 2/23/2018.

About the Presenter:

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.