New From LYRASIS: “Small & Diverse Archival Organization Needs Assessment Project’ Survey Report”
From a LYRASIS Now Post:
LYRASIS Consultants Tom Clareson and Leigh A. Grinstead conducted a needs assessment, for the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) to document needs of small and diverse archival organizations and repositories. The intent of the project was to outline the barriers to their long-term sustainability, growth, and public access. The consultants began planning this project in mid-2019, prior to the global pandemic.
According to Tom, “had we known; we wouldn’t have structured the survey questions any differently. The arrival of COVID-19 in the United States in early 2020 however, absolutely informed the way that we interpreted the results from both the survey and focus groups.” Although the surveys’ focus was on small archives, the results and recommendations are critically important and applicable to small museums, public libraries, and academics.
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37 pages; PDF.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.