The Guidelines for Efficient Archival Processing in the University of California Libraries established shared principles and recommendations for increased processing efficiency in archives and special collections in the UC system. Since its publication in 2012, the Guidelines has become an influential resource for archival workflows nationwide. In this paper, the authors evaluate the Guidelines' impact over time on backlogs, collection management policy, and day-to-day archival practices across the UC libraries by assessing collections, processing practices, and staffing levels.

Author Biography

Laurel McPhee, Supervisory Archivist, UC San Diego; Kate Dundon, Supervisory Archivist, UC Santa Cruz; Courtney Dean, Head of the Center for Primary Research and Training, UCLA; Elvia Arroyo-Ramírez, Assistant University Archivist, UC Irvine; Audra Eagle Yun, Head of Special Collections & Archives and University Archivist, UC Irvine

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