More Product, Less Process

n. (abbr. MPLP) minimal processing to arrange and describe archival series and collections in order to reduce or avoid backlogs


Relying on adequate environmental conditions to prevent damage caused by rust and acid migration, minimal processing generally retains staples and other fasteners in collections and keeps original folders. It also relies on minimal descriptions and keeps the original physical arrangement of the collections, including keeping newspaper clippings and photographs in situ.