OLA 2011: Oregon Connecting to Collections Needs Assessment Report: What Archival, Library, and Museum Personnel Need to Preserve Oregon's Heritage Collections
Oregon has more than 200 museums, 300 public libraries, and dozens of archives. While individuals associated with these organizations have said their collections need attention and their staffs need training, a formal assessment of preservation needs has not been addressed until now.
An Oregon preservation needs assessment was undertaken in 2010 for the project, Oregon Connecting-to-Collections (C2C). It was commissioned as a follow-up to the national Heritage Health Index (HHI) to identify the needs of Oregon’s archives, libraries, and museums in preserving Oregon’s cultural heritage collections. The Oregon C2C project included five regional forums, a statewide survey, analysis of findings, a Leaders' Summet, and this final report. The Oregon C2C project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and contributions by the partner organizations.