Taking Stock and Making Hay:
Archival Collections Assessment

An OCLC Research Report by:
Martha O'Hara Conway, University of Michigan
Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research

Download the report (.pdf: 570K/37 pp.)

This report identifies projects and methodologies that can be used as-is or serve as models for librarians, archivists and others who are considering collections assessment to meet one or several institutional needs. The goal of the report is to encourage a community of practice and to make it easier for institutions of all types to undertake collections assessment.

Related information:

Activity page:
Develop a Holistic Approach to Archival Collections Assessment

Report publication announcement:
New Report: Taking Stock and Making Hay: Archival Collections Assessment

Suggested citation:
Conway, Martha O'Hara and Merrilee Proffitt. 2011. Taking Stock and Making Hay: Archival Collections Assessment. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research. http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2011/2011-07.pdf (.pdf: 570K/37 pp.).

For More Information:

Merrilee Proffitt
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

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