Access and Collection Management

  • Acquisitions and Appraisal Section (2017). Development Policy Survey.

    Summary responses and full but redacted data is provided in this report.

  • Collection Management Tools RoundtableSurvey on Needs for a Documentation Portal (2015).

    The Steering Committee surveyed the roundtable membership to gather data on: 1) which tools are being used, 2) how long institutions plan to use these tools, 3) issues encountered in implementing these tools, and 4) to identify the most desired support documentation for specific tool functions.

  • OCLC Research (2010). Taking Our Pulse: The OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives.

    This extensive research report (129 pp.) this OCLC Research report concludes that much rare and unique material in US special collections remains undiscoverable, and monetary resources are shrinking at the same time that user demand is growing. The report contains extensive analytics and tabular data.

Corporate Archives

  • Business Archives Section.Survey of Business Archives (2017).

    A survey gathering information on United States Business Archives. Questions were divided into three categories: 1) Information about the broader corporate entity; 2) Information about the archives department; and 3) Information about the collections. A final free response question asked respondents to share their greatest challenge.

  • The Society of American Archivists, Business Archives Section. Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada.

    Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada includes companies that maintain their historical records themselves, as well as companies that contract with historical consulting firms to maintain their archives collections for them, and libraries that contain business records. Those businesses that contract outside the company for archival services are marked by an asterisk. This directory also includes the archives of professional associations as these collections document various industries and companies that may be of use to corporate archivists.The Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada contains complete entries arranged alphabetically by name of corporation.


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