Section A: Negotiate Submission Agreement
During this Part, either the Archive or the Producer will initiate contact with the other. If the Archive does not already have a relationship with the Producer, the Archive will define its administrative, legal, and/or collecting relationship with the Producer and generate metadata about the Producer. Not every relationship that is established will result in a negotiated Submission Agreement, or even a project definition (Part A2). It is also possible that there will be a time delay between establishing a relationship and defining a potential accession. The Archive should document contacts with Producers to mange potential accession opportunities. How the Archive manages this documentation will depend on the size of the Archive, the number of relationships, the frequency of contact, and the length of the delays.