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Abstract

A year ago Provenance was in triage, and the executive board of the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) had health care power of attorney. A robust journal, fed by the careful attention of outgoing editor Sheryl Vogt, her staff, and the editorial board, was floundering. Transfusions from other leaders were in order, but an extended search for a new attending physician had not been successful. A sense of despair and resignation was felt by many who had invested their lifeblood in the publication. There was talk of letting it die with dignity, but there was a critical need to evaluate its viability before making such a final decision. The absence of an attending physician hardly seemed reason enough to come to a hasty conclusion that might later seem ill-advised. A frank discussion among the family members was called for, something no one relished.

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