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CI - Collections & Information Management

This block covers activities relating to the administration and management of collections and information sources on campus, including library, archival, and museum collections, and the corporate record.  It includes planning and acquisition, outreach activities, and the risk management of these collections and information sources.

CI001 - COLLECTIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - GENERAL

Activity:

To document matters related to collections and information sources not shown elsewhere in this block.  Material of a specific nature should be placed on the appropriate subject file.

CI050 - ACCESS TO COLLECTIONS

Activity:

To document the development and maintenance of systems and discovery tools that provide access to collections, including the digitization of collections and exhibitions; and to document the physical management of collections.  Also to document the provision of education and guidance on the use of collections and information sources including reference and consulting services, information literacy training, and copyright.  Records may include circulation or loan forms, inventories, correspondence and statistics, and exhibition case files.

CI120 - ACQUISITIONS AND APPRAISAL

Activity:

To document the acquisition and appraisal of collections and information sources, including the negotiation of access rights and donation conditions, and the development of records retention policies.  May include the assessment, analysis and development of current collections, and planning for collections development.  Records may include collections acquisition case files and mandates, accession and registration forms, agreements, collection reviews and analyses, planning documents and retention rule case files.

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CI150 - COLLECTIONS PARTNERSHIPS

Activity:

To document the development and maintenance of partnerships with other collecting bodies.  Records may include proposals and affiliation agreements and correspondence.

CI200 - DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTIONS

Activity:

To document the description of collections and information sources, including archival arrangement and description, registration and cataloguing of collections, and classification and cataloguing systems.  Records may include finding aids, collections reports, and description project files.

CI250 - DISPOSITION OF COLLECTIONS

Activity:

To document the disposition of collections and information sources, including the development of de-selection and weeding criteria, and the development and implementation of destruction and de-accessioning processes.  Records may include case files, destruction process forms, and de-accessioning records.

CI400 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Activity:

To document the development and implementation of electronic information systems, including financial, human resources, and student information systems, and recordkeeping systems.

CI650 - PROTECTION OF COLLECTIONS

Activity:

To document the process of protecting physical and digital collections and information sources through preservation, conservation and security activities.