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1. Online resources allow repositories to showcase:

a) Databases.
b) Associated records.
c) Photographs.
d) Virtual exhibits.
e) All of the above.
f) a, c, & d.

2. National deaccessioning standards should involve the input of:

a) Zoologists.
b) Culture groups.
c) Repositories.
d) All of the above.
e) b & c.

3. T/F: Funding for collections care may involve obtaining money from granting agencies.

a) True.
b) False.

4. Before a collections database is made available on the Internet, a repository should consider issues such as:

a) Additional workload for repository staff to meet the demands of researchers and others who want to follow up on useful information found in the database.
b) Sensitive information.
c) Non-standard information, such as marginal notes in previously hand-written catalogs.
d) All of the above.

5. T/F: Using computerized cataloging systems requires very little maintenance of hardware and software.

a) True.
b) False.

6. In the future there may be an effort to certify repositories that hold archeological collections in order to:

a) Keep track of the collections.
b) Define the roles and responsibilities of a repository.
c) Help agencies and CRM contracting firms identify which repositories meet the standards of 36 CFR 79.
d) Force federal and state agencies to build their own repositories.

7. Over the last several decades, increased use of scientific analyses has:

a) Involved the use of more types of analytical techniques.
b) Affected fewer artifact types.
c) Affected how artifacts should be handled and cared for in the field and laboratory.
d) All of the above.
e) a & c.

8. T/F Several federal grant programs exist to fund the care of federal archeological collections.

a) True.
b) False.

9. In the future, some significant effort may go into rehabilitating collections because:

a) They were found during various inventorying programs.
b) The archeological profession recognizes their value for research, interpretation, and heritage.
c) They have become so damaged in storage that they cannot be used.
d) b & c.

10. T/F Future efforts to digitize archeological records and reports and make them available on the Web may help alleviate some of the problems with the "gray" literature.

a) True.
b) False.


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