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Appraisal and Accessioning

General Resources

A Manual for Small Archives, Chapter 3: Bringing Material Into Your Archives: Acquiring, Appraising, and Accessioning

Monetary Appraisal

National Archival Appraisal Board

NAAB-MAER report: Dollars for Digital: Evaluating Strategies for the Monetary Appraisal of Digital Content in Archival Donations (Jan 2022)

  • Please contact the AABC EAS Coordinator for a list of current Appraisers in British Columbia.


  • Selecting and Appraising Archives and Manuscripts (Archival Fundamentals Series II) by Frank Boles. (Society of American Archivists, 2005)
  • Preparing For Monetary Appraisals: A Guide For Canadian Archival Institutions (Occasional Papers Series) by Brock Silversides. (Association of Canadian Archivists, 2004)
  • Appraising Moving Images: Assessing the Archival and Monetary Value of Film and Video Records by Sam Kula. (Scarecrow Press Inc., 2002)
  • The Monetary Appraisal of Archival Documents in Canada (Occasional Papers Series) by S. D. Hanson. (Association of Canadian Archivists, 1992)

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