Conceived in part from discussions at the ARLIS/NA 2009 conference panel, Where Libraries & Archives Converge: Artists Files and Artist Files Working Group meetings, the 2010 Digital Survey was a first step towards developing policies for collecting digital ephemeral material and adding it to existing artist files.
NOTE: The following text originally published as a section in Artist Files Revealed: Documentation and Access.
This chapter provides recommendations for the physical maintenance of artist files. It addresses the day-to-day procedures of processing the numerous and varied items found inappropriate for the library shelf.
Standards put forth in this document are done so with the hope of creating greater continuity across collections, to aid the librarian in day-to-day decision making, and to allow for greater ease in physical access. Recommendations should be edited, expanded, and augmented depending on the size, scope, and resources of a collection.