archives blitz

n. a concerted effort by a team over a short period of time to make collections accessible as fast as possible using MPLP principles


Modeled on the National Park Service’s BioBlitz program, Yellowstone National Park first implemented this concept in 2014 and 2015. In the initial archives blitz, the Yellowstone’s archives deployed small groups to arrange and describe collections in a short time and to address the challenges of processing collections efficiently and cost-effectively at a small, rural repository without ready access to professionals or students.