"Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network" Action Plan
We are pleased to share the following action plan, which represents the culmination of "Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network" (NAFAN) -- a one-year (October 2018-September 2019) planning initiative convened by the CDL, with the participation of representatives from multiple regional finding aid aggregations, and input from expert advisors: https://bit.ly/action-plan-nafan
At the heart of the action plan are recommendations for and principles to guide next steps to implement a sustainable national-level finding aid network, based on a phased, incremental approach that: moves this effort from a research and demonstration project to a program; is informed by a research agenda; and, from the outset, includes work to establish business and governance models that fit the infrastructure and service model and are grounded in the community’s organizational and financial capacity. For additional background on NAFAN and work leading to the action plan, see the project wiki.
Please join us on December 18 at 1:00 PM for a webinar to discuss the planning initiative outcome, and our plans for OAC in relation to facilitating work towards realizing a national-level finding aid network. See below, for details.