NHPRC Small and Diverse Archival Organization Needs Assessment Project

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LYRASIS received a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Records Cooperative Agreement beginning on October 1, 2019, for a “Small and Diverse Archival Organization Needs Assessment Project.” The goal of the project was to assess small and diverse archival organizations and repositories to outline the barriers to their long-term sustainability, growth, and public access. Project activities included a detailed survey of small archives and follow-up focus groups to explore results.

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    NHPRC 'Small & Diverse Archival Organization Needs Assessment Project’ Summary Report
    (LYRASIS, 2020-06-30) Clareson, Thomas F.R.
    In Summer 2019, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) selected LYRASIS Consulants Tom Clareson and Leigh Grinstead to manage a research project to assess the needs of small and diverse archival repositories. The LYRASIS approach to the needs assessment was to work with the archival community on both an online survey project and a series of virtual focus groups. The report below provides information on both of those project components, and provides recommendations on both additional research opportunities and potential work to further support the small archives community.
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    NHPRC Final Performance Report
    (LYRASIS, 2020-06-29) Clareson, Thomas F.R. ; Grinstead, Leigh A.
    This report is a list of all performance objectives achieved for the NHPRC 'Small and Diverse Archival Organization Needs Assessment Project' grant.
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    NHPRC Focus Group Report June 2020 Sessions
    (LYRASIS, 2020-06-29) Clareson, Thomas F.R.
    LYRASIS consultants on the National Historical Publications and Records Commission Small and Diverse Archives project held four focus group sessions during June 2020, and heard from 38 focus participants about their concerns and interests in the work and operations of small archives.
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    NHPRC GRANT AWARD RQ-102995-19: ‘Small & Diverse Archival Organization Needs Assessment Project’ Survey Report
    (LYRASIS, 2020-06-30) Clareson, Thomas F.R. ; Grinstead, Leigh A.
    LYRASIS received a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Records Cooperative Agreement beginning on October 1, 2019, for a “Small and Diverse Archival Organization Needs Assessment Project.” The goal of the project was to assess small and diverse archival organizations and repositories to outline the barriers to their long-term sustainability, growth, and public access. Project activities included a detailed survey of small archives and follow-up focus groups to explore results.
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