Public Services Survey

Dear Colleagues,

To gather information from archivists and special collections librarians about current practices and priorities for standardized measures for public services, the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries is requesting your input through a survey. Your responses will help inform the development of standardized measures for public services in archives and special collections>

The task force is responsible for development of a new standard defining appropriate statistical measures and performance metrics to govern the collection and analysis of statistical data for describing public services provided by archival repositories and special collections libraries.

Please note that responses should be informed by practices and priorities of your institution. We request a single response from repositories. All responses will be held anonymous; only aggregate data will be reported. The survey should take you about 15-25 minutes to complete.

The survey is available at

The survey is open for your replies until September 21, 2015.

Interested in more information about the work of the task force? Learn more at

Thank you for your interest.