Thursday, March 29, 2012

Webinar - More Product, Less Process

ALCTS webinar: "More Product, Less Process": Why It Matters to
Archivists, Librarians, and Researchers

Date: April 11, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar will focus on the successful implementation of
the "More Product, Less Process" (MPLP) approach to archival processing,
how MPLP can leverage technical services resources to achieve better
outcomes, and will also suggest how MPLP can be adapted as an approach
to digitization and to cataloging materials that have traditionally been
managed bibliographically. It offers an archival approach to general
special collections problems.

Learning outcomes: Attendees will gain an appreciation for flexible and
higher-efficiency archival arrangement and description practices that
are extensible to library cataloging and special collections environments.

Audience: Technical service managers and people who arrange, describe,
process, and digitize archival and bibliographic resources.

Presenter: Dennis Meissner is the Head of Collections Management at the
Minnesota Historical Society, a Fellow of the Society of American
Archivists, a current member of SAA's governing Council, and serves on
SAA's Encoded Archival Context Working Group. In 2003, he and Mark
Greene (American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming) wrote the
influential article published in the American Archivist, "More Product,
Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing." Mr. Meissner
is a member of ALCTS.


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ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the
recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email
. For all other questions or
comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events
Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or