Preservation Metrics Today: Heritage Health Information and Preservation Statistics.
Now more than ever, data drives decisions: Which projects should be funded? Where is staff needed? What activities should take priority over others? How can you find the data to help when you are looking for funding or trying to persuade your community or legislators to provide funds for collections care in you museum, historical society or library? Collections care is an ongoing process and the need for caring for collections doesn’t go away when times are lean. Having your specific needs spelled out can help you make a persuasive argument for future funding.
The Heritage Health Information and the Preservation Statistics programs are both dedicated to collecting and analyzing the information on care for our collections in the broadest sense and they are the go-to programs for the data you need.
This webinar will give you the chance to learn more about these programs and to learn about how you might use the information they provide for your own situations.
- Lesley A. Langa is the Director of the Heritage Health Information Survey 2014 at Heritage Preservation. Ms. Langa is also a doctoral candidate in the iSchool at the University of Maryland. Ms. Langa has managed national research projects in the cultural sector for over ten years, including work for the Smithsonian Institution, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Getty Foundation. Her research has been presented at the American Alliance for Museums, the American Libraries Association, the iConference, the Museum Computer Network, and the Visitor Studies Association.
- Annie Peterson is the Preservation Librarian at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, a position she has held since July 2012. Previously she was the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow at Yale University. She is a coordinator of the annual Preservation Statistics Survey.
- Holly Robertson is a preservation consultant and grant writer based in Washington, DC specializing in preservation assessments, collections conservation management, disaster recovery, digital preservation, archival storage, and audio / visual preservation issues. As one of the coordinators for the all-volunteer Preservation Statistics Survey project, she works to assure that the preservation activities of cultural heritages institutions are documented to empower practitioners and support advocacy.
Recorded: Thursday, 11 June 2015
Duration: Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes