OCLC Research to Host Survey of Archives and Special Collections Webinar, 28 October at 2 p.m. EDT (UTC 18:00)

Attend this webinar to learn more about major outcomes of the forthcoming report, "Taking Our Pulse: The OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives."

Program Officer Jackie Dooley will provide an overview of the project, in which 275 institutions across the U.S. and Canada were surveyed to determine norms across the community and to provide data to support decision-making and priority setting. A few key data points to whet your appetite: far too many rare and unique materials remain "hidden"; the size of collections is growing at an incredible pace; most institutions report increased numbers of onsite users; staffing generally remains stable; and digitization and born-digital archival records emerged as two of the three most challenging issues.

This 60-minute session will include ample time for an open discussion about the implications of the survey results for the special collections and archives community, including possible approaches to the recommended action items included in the report, which is due to be published by mid-October in advance of the webinar.

Webinar participation is free but advanced registration is required. This webinar will be recorded and made available on our Web site and in iTunes.

  • Register* to attend this free webinar via WebEx on 28 October at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC 18:00).
  • Learn more about this project.

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Survey of Special Collections and Archives

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Jackie Dooley
Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research