Directory of Archival Consultants

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This easy-to-use Directory of Archival Consultants contains information about experts across the country who provide professional consulting services on various aspects of archives and archiving. All listings in this directory are paid listings. Information provided by consultants is not independently checked or verified.

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Our services are available to both members and non-members of LYRASIS with members...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Needs Assessments; Archival appraisal; Community Programs; Archival standards; Digital Preservation; Digitization / digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Rights and Licensing; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Policy development; Preservation; Strategic planning
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For us it's not work, we truly love what we do. With over 35 years of audiovisual production and media conversion experience, Media Transfer Service provides high-level digitization of audio, video, motion picture film and still image formats for archives and private collections both in both North America and clients off-shore. We provide full-service audiovisual media digitization as well as enhancement, treatment and recovery of contaminated or damaged audiovisual media formats, tape baking services for both audiotape and videotape formats and audio/video transcription services. We also have the background and...

Expertise: Audio Preservation Services, Training, and Resources; Digital Archiving; Audiotape; Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Videotape; Digitization; Digitization / digital program development; Preservation
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Contact Name: John Schroth
Location(s):
East Rochester, NY

An archivist for over 35 years, Michele Pacifico has specialized in archival facilities since 1987. An archival consultant since 2000, Michele assists clients in all aspects of collections policy and planning, including proposals, assessments, collections surveys, feasibility studies, programming, design, construction, and post occupancy reviews for archives, records centers, museums, and special collections. 

She has managed the largest archival facility design and construction project in the world, NARA's Archives II, and assisted in developing NARA's facility standards. Her current projects include the programming, design, and construction of Library Archives Canada's new net-...

Expertise: Collection Assessment; Needs Assessments; Archival standards; Facilities planning and development; Preservation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Michele F. Pacifico
Location(s):
Jackson, WY

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Expertise: Artist Archives; Artist Estates; Archival appraisal; Curatorial consulting; Arrangement and description; Descriptive metadata; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Preservation; Reference services; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Transcription
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Contact Name: Jennifer Frémont, MA, MLS
Location(s):
MA

Tawny Ryan Nelb uses 43+ years of archival experience (33+ years as a consultant) including work at Yale University and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library to provide needs assessment analyses for collections and archival programs, facilities planning and development, preservation management and assessment, oral histories, disaster planning, personal archivist services, processing plans and implementation, archival policies and procedure preparation, long term planning, staff training and recruitment, grant writing, and historical research and writing to her clients.  She is the author of five books and over 40 articles on archival management and local history, and a winner of the...

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Disaster preparedness; Facilities planning and development; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development; Preservation; Staff training and recruitment
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Contact Name: Tawny Ryan Nelb
Location(s):
Midland, MI

Founded in 1973, the nonprofit NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center specializes in the preservation of paper- and film-based materials as well as audio recordings. The Center serves clients nationwide, including archives, government agencies, other cultural heritage organizations, and  individuals.

NEDCC provides conservation treatment and digitization for book, photograph, and paper collections, including large...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Conservation Treatment; Digital Preservation; Digitization / digital program development; Preservation policy and procedures development; Disaster preparedness; Preservation; Staff training and recruitment
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Contact Name: Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services
Location(s):
Andover, MA

Let us help you preserve your story. We are trained archivists and librarians and experienced family historians located in Maryland who can help you inventory, organize, and preserve your old family papers, documents, and photographs and create a family archive for future generations. We are available to serve clients throughout the country and happily provide consultations via telephone and videoconferencing.

Expertise: Arrangement and description; Research; Finding aids; Outreach and public programs; Preservation; Records management; Other
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Contact Name: Claire McDonald, MLIS and Sarah Hedlund, MLIS
Location(s):
Rockville, MD
Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Digitization / digital program development; Preservation
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Contact Name: Tim Knapp
Location(s):
Burbank, CA

I have an MSLIS with a concentration in archives management, and more than 10 years of experience in history organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Oregon Wine History Archive. Much of my work has been to develop new history-based programs from scratch and help to revitalize dormant archives. My specialty is teaching history organizations how to manage and present their artifacts. My job is to empower them to...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Community Programs; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Digitization Planning; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Outreach; Digitization / digital program development; Project Management; Disaster preparedness; Social Media; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Records management; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Rachael Woody
Location(s):
Portland, OR
Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Archival program evaluation; Arrangement and description; Disaster preparedness; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Reference services; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Micha Broadnax and Jessica C. Neal
Location(s):
MA