Reposted message from OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership:
Attend the OCLC Research Survey of Archives and Special Collections Webinar on Thursday, 28 October at 2 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PDT) 18:00)
Attend this webinar to learn about major outcomes of the forthcoming report, Taking Our Pulse: The OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives in Academic and Research Libraries. Program Officer Jackie Dooley will provide an overview of the project, in which 275 institutions across the U.S. and Canada were surveyed to determine norms across the community and to provide data to support decision-making and priority setting.
A few key data points to whet your appetite: far too many rare and unique materials remain “hidden”; the size of collections is growing at an incredible pace; most institutions report increased numbers of onsite users; staffing generally remains stable; and digitization and born-digital archival records emerged as two of the three most challenging issues.
This 60-minute session will include ample time for an open discussion about the implications of the survey results for the special collections and archives community, including the recommended action items included in the report, which will be published tomorrow (URL forthcoming).
Webinar participation is free and open to all. Advance registration is required.
Register at <https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/j.php?ED=145307947&RG=1&UID=1167367322&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D>
After you register, you will receive an e-mail message that contains instructions for logging on to WebEx, where you will view the meeting slides online through your Web browser (please note that WebEx recommends using Internet Explorer or Firefox, as Chrome and Safari are not supported). When you log in to the webinar, the presentation audio will be available through your computer headset or phone.
This webinar will be recorded and made available on our Web site <http://www.oclc.org/research/events/webinars.htm> and in iTunes <http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=284764834> .
Learn more <http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/hiddencollections/default.htm> about this project.
Revision: Here is the link to the report.