Product, Process, and Photographs: Archival Workflows and More Product Less Process (MPLP) in Large Film Photography Collections Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • Moore, Jesse
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
  • This study explored the workflows used by institutions for processing large film photography collections. I conducted semi-structured interviews with professionals from seven cultural heritage institutions and created workflow maps to visualize the procedures that each institution followed when processing their collections. By creating these workflow maps, I intended to demonstrate the similarities and differences between the institutions’ arrangement and description practices for processing large film photography collections. I also asked participants questions to investigate whether Greene and Meissner’s More Product Less Process recommendations influenced how their institutions processed large film photography collections. Although each of the participating institutions described some or all of their collections at the item level, many used aspects of minimal processing in their workflows.
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  • Lee, Christopher
  • Master of Science in Library Science
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  • Library and Information Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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