Connecting to Collections Survey

Jose Tomas Anthem


In Spring 2009 Conservation ConneCTion will be launching a new, state-wide electronic survey in an effort to gather information on the state of collections care and preservation in Connecticut. In March institutions across the state will receive an announcement that will provide a link to the online survey. The survey can be completed quickly and easily on-line, with no preparation or research, relying on what staff and volunteers already know about their collections. 
 
Your help is needed with this important project,
and you are urged to get involved!
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  • The survey results will be used extensively in the years ahead as administrators, policy makers, government agencies, and private funding sources make decisions that affect the preservation of collections.

 

  • The survey will assess collections in all media, in all formats, in all types of institutions throughout Connecticut. We need your help to ensure that institutions of your type are accurately represented in the final results.

 
 

  • The results of this survey will show your preservation needs in the context of those of your peers in a form that can be used as a tool for raising institutional awareness and promoting long-range planning for the care of collections.

 

  • The results of this survey will support an implementation grant application to assist Connecticut cultural institutions in meeting their preservation needs.

 
 

  • Institutions that tested the survey found it to be a thorough self-assessment, helping them gather information that was useful for long-range planning and funding requests.

 

  • Individual responses will be kept completely confidential. Only the aggregate data will be reported; your individual responses will never be published or identified by Conservation ConneCTion.

 
 
For questions about Conservation ConneCTion or the survey please contact Kathleen Craughwell-Varda, Project Manager, 860-757-6695, or cconn@cslib.org.
 
 
Submitting the Survey
We encourage you to submit your responses online at Connecting to Collections Statewide Survey. You may complete the paper survey and return it to: 
Conservation ConneCTion
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106.
 
Confidentiality
Individual responses, whether submitted online or on paper, will be kept completely confidential. Only the aggregate data will be reported; your individual responses will never be published or identified by Conservation ConneCTion.
 
Why Should You Participate?
The data you provide will communicate the scope and nature of the preservation needs of collections in Connecticut and will guide the efforts of decision-makers and funders to address those needs. The results of this survey will show your preservation needs in the context of those of your peers in a form that can be used as a tool for raising institutional awareness and promoting long-range planning for the care of collections.
 
How to Complete the Survey

  • Do not include living collections and historic structures in your responses, even if they are a part of your institutions’s preservation responsibilities.
  • Complete the survey for collections that are a permanent part of your holdings or for which you have accepted preservation responsibility.
  • For questions that ask for a number or dollar amount, please provide your best estimate.
  • If your responses do not fit in the spaces provided, please write them in at the end of the survey.
  • Do not leave questions blank. If there are questions that you cannot answer, select “Don’t Know”. If there are questions that are not applicable to your institution, select “Not Applicable.”

 
Glossary
For a glossary explaining terms used in this survey please click on this link
http://www.indianahistory.org/lhs/hhaglossary.html
 
Survey link
Printable copy of this survey (PDF format)

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