via an Email Announcement:
Today Humanities Indicators (from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences) launches a new informational resource, the National Inventory of Humanities Organizations, or NIHO, which identifies and describes over 45,000 organizations engaged in humanities work.
The organizations profiled by NIHO include a wide array of public humanities organizations, including public history institutions, libraries, and organizations helping the nation’s young people develop core humanities competencies (such as reading, writing, and familiarity with languages other than English). The inventory also includes centers of scholarly activity
NIHO looked to a variety of sources, including:
- Academic Libraries Survey (National Center for Education Statistics);
- American Council of Learned Societies (with special thanks to Steve Wheatley);
- Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes;
- Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Programs in U.S. Schools (Center for Applied Linguistics);
- Directory of Heritage Language Program Database (Center for Applied Linguistics);
- Federation of State Humanities Councils;
- Independent Research Libraries Association;
- National Center for Charitable Statistics;
- National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Database;
- Public Libraries Survey (Institute of Museum and Library Services);
- Museum Universe Datafile (Institute of Museum and Library Services); and
- State Library Administrative Agency Survey (Institute of Museum and Library Services).