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Assessing the Strategic Credibility of Special Collections

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dc.creator Stoddart, Rick A.
dc.creator Passehl, Erin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-16T21:45:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-16T21:45:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/31115
dc.description Presented at 2012 AAAS Pacific Division Meeting - Library Symposium. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this time of often precarious funding at many colleges and universities, any case that can be made to illustrate how a department strategically fits into the overall university mission is not only worth merit, but an essential survival technique. This “strategic credibility” within the university is a vital form of currency in determining institution-wide resources prioritization, collaboration opportunities between organizational units, and overall direction of departments. This presentation provides a case study of academic special collections in the Northwest and examines the methods these departments use to demonstrate value to the university. This presentation considers how well do special collections align their efforts toward a university’s strategic goals or mission, as well as what efforts they undertake to maintain credibility within the larger institutional context. Outcomes of this presentation include a potential methodology for all library departments to assess their “strategic credibility” and suggestions on how to communicate this value to the library and within the university as a whole. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject archives en_US
dc.subject special collections en_US
dc.subject academic libraries en_US
dc.subject mission statements en_US
dc.subject website en_US
dc.subject strategic credibility en_US
dc.title Assessing the Strategic Credibility of Special Collections en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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