your views are sought on this key cataloguing grant programme
I am currently undertaking research on behalf of The National Archives to review the impact of the Archives Revealed cataloguing grant funding programme. The review is considering the impact for archive services across a number of key areas:
- Access to collections – digitally and physically
- The geographical spread and subject spread of the successful applications
- Collections Management – specifically improved collections information/documentation
- Engagement and outreach work – including digital and social media
- Audience breadth and diversity
- The strategic development of archives and parent organisations
- Advocacy for the archive service
- Fundraising capacity of archivists
- The impact of receiving funding and of not receiving funding
Through research, and interviews with successful and unsuccessful applicants, I am looking at the application experience, including the support they received and the impact of the grant for both archive services and archive users. Beth Astridge and Lucy Davis from the Archives Revealed team have contacted applicants both successful and unsuccessful from 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 earlier this month to ask services to support this research. I am aware that many people may be working from home without access to institutional email.
If you were an applicant and would like to share your experiences please don’t hesitate to contact me – the research continues through to Friday 31st July so there is still plenty of time to get involved.
I have also created a separate online questionnaire, you can see the questions (PDF) to secure feedback from individuals who are aware of the Archives Revealed funding programme but have not previously applied for funding. This survey will remain open until 6pm Friday 31st July.