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Community-based Cultural Heritage Survey

University Archives & Special Collections (UASC) in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston recently launched a two-year project, Destination Preservation, to build an accessible, adaptable, and engaging “roadmap” to guide libraries of all kinds and sizes through the participatory archiving process.

In order to create the best roadmap possible, they need your help!

They are seeking input from staff and volunteers representing a wide range of institutions committed to documenting shared cultural heritage, including libraries, archives, historical societies, museums, and cultural centers. Please complete the survey here to share your experiences and perspectives with.

The survey is between 31 and 75 questions, and we estimate it will take about 35 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Please complete the entire survey before closing your browser. While you can use the arrows in the bottom right corner to go back and change previous answers in the survey, you will not be able to exit and return to saved answers.

As a thank you for those who complete the survey, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of three $100 Amazon gift cards.

The results of this survey will inform the development of a suite of resources empowering libraries to plan participatory archiving programs with the communities they serve, preserve the resulting digital collections, and make those collections accessible to the public. You can learn more about the project and survey here.

Please share the survey with your networks and any relevant stakeholders you think would benefit from the roadmap.

The survey will close on September 15. If you have questions about the survey, would like to participate in material reviews, or would like to receive a copy of the final survey results, please contact Sarah.Collins@umb.edu.

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