"The biggest mistake I see new consultants make is jumping into a situation with theory at the forefront of their brains. It is not practical for every repository to reach the pinnacle of archival perfection. Theory should be kept in the back of the brain while one evaluates a site and determines how much theory can be realistically applied to a certain situation."
1. Aiming for the Ideal
2. Overestimating what is fiscally feasible
3. Overestimating Staffing
4. Forgetting or Not Realizing Political Considerations
6. Discounting Community"