Documenting Pratt Institute School of Information through Archival Records

LIS 625-02 – Management of Archives and Special Collections, Pratt Institute Spring 2017

 
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Pratt Institute School of Information Records

During this project, students in Professor Anthony Cocciolo's course LIS 625 Management of Archives & Special Collections processed the records of Pratt Institute School of Information and created a DACS/EAD compatible finding aid using the tool AtoM (Access to Memory). Records document school activity from the 1960s through 2000s. Eleven boxes from the Pratt School of Information archive were inventoried, mapped and physically integrated into the standing Pratt Atom finding aid and boxes. The Finding Aid "Team” added new physical storage boxes SI-010 through SI-018, and added or updated sub-series F01-S1.1b, F02-S2.13a-c, F02-2.16, F05-5.12,  and F08-S8.3 in AtoM. This course project involved appraisal, arrangement, description, and enhancing a DACS/EAD-compliant finding aid: Pratt SI records on AtoM.

I co-lead the Finding Aid Team within the larger Processing Group for this project. Following the physical re-housing of archival materials, I collaborated with the Finding Aid Team to make necessary revisions and additions to the finding aid in AtoM.

Project URLhttp://atom.prattsi.org/index.php/school-of-information-records

Members of the Processing Team work on re-housing Pratt Institute School of Information Records.

Members of the Processing Team work on re-housing Pratt Institute School of Information Records.

An example of a box which records were originally stored in (left) and acid-free archival box (right). 

An example of a box which records were originally stored in (left) and acid-free archival box (right). 

An example of a Pratt Institute School of Information Records box label.

An example of a Pratt Institute School of Information Records box label.

Project documentation photographs courtesy of Thomas Kiedrowski. 

Members of the Finding Aid Team collaborate while making revisions in AtoM.

Members of the Finding Aid Team collaborate while making revisions in AtoM.