Directory of Archival Consultants

Are you looking for an archives consultant?

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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AVP

Your digital collections and assets have extraordinary potential. Our purpose is to maximize their value through the innovation of information ecosystems. AVP develops transformative strategies and systems to make your digital collections and assets easier to access, share, preserve, and put to good use.

Since 2006, AVP has supported the efforts of over 250 organizations including the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, JFK Library...

Expertise: ArchivesSpace; Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Content Management Applications; Digital Asset Management Applications; Change Management; Digital Preservation Applications; Preservica; Digital Asset Management; Digital Preservation; Digitization Planning; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Public cloud offerings/implementation; Selecting and Implementing Collections Management Systems; User Studies; Policy development; Preservation; Software applications; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Chris Lacinak
Location(s):
Brooklyn, NY

Backlog specializes in archives management for organizations with rich histories. 

Expertise: Collection Assessment; Digital Preservation Training; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment
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Contact Name: Emma Prince, C.A., M.S.
Location(s):
St Louis, MO

ForKeeps Inc. helps institutions, individuals, and families harness their history by working to organize, preserve, and share their stories in innovative ways. Our small team of archive professionals ensures that each project gets the attention it deserves, regardless of complexity. At For-keeps Inc. our goal is to provides efficient and effective Heritage project solutions.

Expertise: Archival standards; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Deidre Dinnigan
Location(s):
Brooklyn, NY

I provide history’s keepers the tools to understand, manage, and preserve their archival collections, enabling them to share those collections with the world while safeguarding them for the future.

Some of the ways I can assist your organization include collection assessments for preservation and access planning; program and policy creation for emerging archives; custom workflows and manuals tailored to your organization; and hands-on training in archives management and care.

Expertise: Collection Assessment; Collection Guides; Metadata Improvement; Needs Assessments; Minimal Processing Techniques; Preservation Assessments; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Preservation policy and procedures development; Site assessments; Policy development
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Contact Name: Kathryn Kramer
Location(s):
Allegany, NY

Liz Phillips Consulting, LLC works with organizations and individuals looking to organize and preserve historic materials. We offer archives and collections management services for physical and digital collections as well as strategic services in policy development and project planning.

Expertise: ArchivesSpace; Collection Guides; Digital Archiving; Encoded Archival Description (EAD); Metadata Improvement; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Descriptive metadata; Finding aids; Policy development; Preservation; Records survey planning and implementation; Software applications; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Liz Phillips
Location(s):
Davis, CA

Work with our Trusted Subject Matter Experts

Our internationally-recognized consulting team is a trusted partner in information gathering, recommending best practices, and providing guidance for decision making. To date, our services have helped over 500 clients and procured an estimated one million dollars in grant funding for cultural heritage institutions.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Digitization & Metadata
  • Disaster Planning & Response
  • Environmental Assessment & Preservation
  • Project Management & Sustainability Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • and more!...
Expertise: Archival and Library Security; Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Needs Assessments; Community Programs; Archival standards; Digital Preservation; Digitization / digital program development; Project Management; Disaster preparedness; Facilities planning and development; Site assessments; Storage and housing; Policy development; Preservation; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Strategic planning
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Location(s):
Serving the US and abroad

Margot Note Consulting LLC offers information strategy and archives and records management services.

You are unique and your information problems merit distinct interventions. Together, we focus on your needs and explore ways to achieve your goals, tailored to you. Throughout our project, you’ll work directly...

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Policy development; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Margot Note, CA, CRM, IGP, PMP
Location(s):
New York, NY

MCR provides consulting, curatorial and collections management services to museums, private collectors, businesses and institutions. We are chaos resolution experts involved in cataloging, digitization, and space assessments, as well as new museum and institutional change planning.

Our team is made up of highly skilled professionals with formal academic training in addition to practical museum, collections management, archive, and curatorial experience. We work both on-site and remotely to ensure the highest possible standards for collections care. 

Our clients include small, volunteer-run historic houses to major museums, private collections to historic societies,...

Expertise: Collector Systems; Disaster Preparedness; PastPerfect; Collection Assessment Surveys; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development
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Location(s):
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Myriad is a nonprofit consulting firm that specializes in collections preservation and planning for small to mid-sized cultural organizations. From project planning to organizational strategy and facilitation, it’s our mission to bring you practical plans and solutions to help you transform the way you share, manage and preserve your collections and the stories they represent.

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Digitization / digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Facilities planning and development; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Policy development; Preservation; Records survey planning and implementation; Staff training and recruitment; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
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Location(s):
FL

Rachael Cristine Woody is the owner of Rachael Cristine Consulting LLC, a firm that provides services to archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations. She specializes in establishing collection programs, assessment and planning for historical collections, teaching grant acquisition strategy, and vetting and implementing Collection Management Systems (CMS). Previously she revived the archives at the Freer|Sackler Museum of...

Expertise: Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Digital Asset Management; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Project Management; Selecting and Implementing Collections Management Systems; Facilities planning and development; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment
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Contact Name: Rachael Woody
Location(s):
Portland, OR