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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I have an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Archives Management and Museum Studies from California State University, San Bernardino. Specifically I have dedicated the last 5 years in working with different types of historical organizations in order to truly appreciate various kinds of archives, libraries, and museums.

Here are some of the projects I’ve worked in:

  • Personal archival research for Genelogical Project at the Seaver Center within the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
  • Established the Special Library at the Malki Museum in Banning, CA
  • Processed the Probate Records Collection for the San Bernardino...
Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; 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; Records survey planning and implementation; Reference services; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Strategic planning; Other
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Contact Name: Andie Geyer
Location(s):
Yucaipa, CA
AVP

Since 2006, AVP has helped organizations maximize the usability and value of their information assets.

Our consultants and software developers are experts in data management, digital and media asset management, digital preservation, and more. We partner with leading organizations to help free people from the obstacles of information management.

Contact us and let us know how we can support you in your efforts.

Expertise: ArchivesSpace; Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Content Management Applications; ContentDM; Digital Asset Management Applications; Digital Preservation; Digital Preservation Applications; Omeka; Preservica; Samvera-based Applications; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Facilities planning and development; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development; Preservation; Software applications; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Bertram Lyons, CA
Location(s):
Madison, WI

With over fifteen years of professional library and archives experience, Cloud and Clay Cultural Preservation offers expertise with research, preservation, archives management, personal archiving, and training projects. Based in the Ark-La-Tex region of the United States, Cloud and Clay Cultural Preservation  is also available for remote, national, and international collaboration. 

Expertise: ArchivesSpace; Collection Assessment; Collection Guides; Community Programs; ContentDM; Digitization; Emergency Preparedness and Response; Encoded Archival Description (EAD); Image Research; Omeka; Preservation Assessments; Research; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Reference services; Other
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Contact Name: Raegan C. Stearns, CA
Location(s):
Shreveport, LA

CSNA Architects have completed new and renovated archives projects. These include the United States Olympic Committee Archives, the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library Archives, the St. John's University (Collegeville Minnesota) Archives, and the St. John's Abbey Archives.

Our experience includes evaluation of storage requirements, master planning for phased implementation, interior design, construction documents and construction administration, and development of capital campaign materials.

Expertise: Facilities planning and development; Other
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Contact Name: Gregory M Friesen FAIA
Location(s):
Colorado Springs

Janine St.Germain is a consulting archivist who has worked for the last 20 years with a variety of archives in corporate, non-profit, and private collections, including artist estates. Her services focus on guiding clients through trust and estate planning efforts, leveraging archival assets to market a brand, supporting strategic plans, publicity, marketing, and fundraising efforts. 

Expertise: Artist Archives; Artist Estates; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Outreach and public programs; Records survey planning and implementation; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
Contact:
Contact Name: janine@janinestgermain.com
Location(s):
Croton on Hudson, NY
Expertise: Religious archives consolidation; Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Digitization / digital program development; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Oral history planning and implementation; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Staffing and implementation
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Contact Name: Jane Kenamore, CA
Location(s):
Wilmette, IL

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Our nationally-recognized consultants will give you expert guidance and ensure your goals are met using the right mix of best practices, standards and high quality solutions.

Areas of Expert

We are experts in the following:

  • Digital and Traditional Preservation
  • Digital Content, Creation, and Management
  • Disaster Planning, Prevention, and Response
  • Space Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sustainability Planning

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Because every project is uniquely designed, we work within your budget. Our fees are...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Community Programs; Digital Preservation; Needs Assessments; Rights and Licensing; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Digitization / digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Policy development; Preservation; Strategic planning
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Location(s):
GA

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: Archival standards; Facilities planning and development; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Michele F. Pacifico
Location(s):
Jackson, WY

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

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; Digitization Planning; Outreach; Project Management; Social Media; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Disaster preparedness; 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