Recorded Webinar: Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning
Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the necessary components of an effective deaccessioning policy. This event is presented by Dyani Feige and Katherine Kane. 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.