Audio-visual (AV) materials held by Native organizations are essential to preserving cultural heritage, yet many are endangered and some have been lost forever. To help Native communities provide better care for AV collections, the National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting this Needs Assessment as well as robust training programs targeted to the needs of Native communities.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE SURVEY BY June 1, 2020. THE ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY IS 25 MINUTES.
Why Should You Participate?
- You will receive priority consideration to serve as one of five Regional Training Sites for other Native archivists, librarians, and collection stewards. Regional Training Sites receive equipment, supplies, and an honorarium.
- You will receive priority consideration to participate in the “Audiovisual Collections Care and Management Workshop” scheduled for November 30 in Washington, DC.
- The information you provide will communicate the scope and nature of the preservation needs of AV collections nationally and will guide the efforts of decision-makers and funders to address those needs.
- You will see your preservation needs in the context of those of your peers in a form that you can use as a tool for raising institutional awareness and promoting long-range planning for the care of collections.
- Your participation will show that are working to meet the preservation needs of your collections.
- Your assistance will be acknowledged, with your permission, in the report.
This Needs Assessment is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Community Archiving Workshop, a project of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.