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The sheets in this file are helpful for keeping track of processing activities. One worksheet tracks time spent on various activities. There are also sheets to note preservation concerns or items that should be digitized. These should be used whenever possible, and especially by student workers.
This form will aid you in the initial steps of surveying a collection and forming a preliminary processing plan. This is especially helpful for larger collections, but processing of any collection can be aided by proper planning.
Using accepted standards and descriptive folder titles is essential to creating consistent, reliable, and useful finding aids. These guidelines will help as you process collections and aid in saving time when creating the final version for public access.