ISSN : 1598-1487
Appraisal occurs multiple times in the process of records and archival management. This includes the consideration of the value of records during creation, developing records retention schedule for records creating organizations, and archival appraisal for archival repositories to build their collections. This study attempts to understand the function of appraisal from a holistic perspective from records creation to archival preservation. In doing so, it investigates the case of New York State Archives and understands some of notable approaches how archivists cooperate with records creators and records managers to preserve New York’s historical records. Learning from the case of New York State Archives, this study intends to emphasize the roles and responsibilities that archivists can play in appraisal in various steps.