A new view of the drawing storage room. To see what this room looked like a year ago, click here.
It's been one year since SPSU Archives and Special Collections started with a full time Archivist.
We've accomplished quite a bit in our first year, including the transformation of the drawing storage room into a space for archives users
as seen above.
Here is a list of just some of the things the Archives and Special Collections has accomplished in its first year:
Surveyed the collections to determine those that were most at risk, and prioritized the work to be done.
Stated its mission, surveyed and prioritized the collections at the Library, and formulated written procedures and processes for our most at-risk collections.
Rehoused over 1,500 uncataloged maps and plats
Created a dozen SPSU wiki pages in order tobetter share our information with the community.
Arranged, cataloged, and rehoused almost two thousand architectural drawings.
Submitted our first EAD finding aid to the Digital Library of Georgia (currently pending peer review).
Launched the Archives and Special Collections website.
Submitted a proposal for building Archives and Special Collections space within the library.
Committed ourselves to connecting the archives to student learning by involving the collections in student Construction Management and Computer Science projects.
In our second year, we'll be mounting larger exhibits, calculating our average number of archives users, building a digital photograph collection, reaching out to alumni and more. Watch this blog and our main page to see us organize and grow.