Saving Orphan Collections

19 February 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m. EST
Virtual meeting place:
Saving Orphaned Collections
Presenter: Paul Valentich-Scott, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Small collection managers are frequently asked to rescue "orphan collections" that will be discarded without their intervention. Each orphan collection has unique characteristics and must be assessed to determine if it fits into the institutional mission and will accentuate departmental strengths. Orphan collections seldom come with funding and can heavily impact limited small collection resources. This webinar will use actual examples of orphan collection assimilation and rejection in the small collection environment. It will provide methods to effectively determine the most important criteria for deciding to accept or reject an orphan collection.
You can find the recordings for this webinar here.