Draft Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries now available for comment
OCLC Research is pleased to invite comments to our draft Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries. The Research and Learning Agenda was produced by Practitioner Researcher-in-Residence Chela Scott Weber who has worked collaboratively with the broad archives and special collections community in the OCLC Research Library Partnership and beyond, as well as with Program Officer Jackie Dooley and Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt. An early version of the Research and Learning Agenda was vetted by an invited group at the 2017 RBMS Conference in Iowa City. Input from this group has helped to inform the current document, which will be reviewed by a broader group at the 2017 Society of American Archivists meeting.
You can review the Research and Learning Agenda and give comments directly in Google Docs or download a PDF version and send comments by email to RLPStrategy@oclc.org. Please submit comments no later than Monday 28 August.
A finalized version of the Research and Learning Agenda will be presented and discussed at the OCLC Research Library Partnership meeting in Baltimore on 1 November.
This work builds on more than a decade’s worth of effort by OCLC Research in our thematic area of Research Collections and Support.