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NCompass Live: New Statistical Standard for Public Services in Archives and Special Collections - Online 


How do researchers engage with special collections? Over the past three years, the Society of American Archivists and Association for College and Research Libraries have been teaming up to create, for the first time, a statistical standard to enable to archival repositories and special collections libraries to assess the services they provide their users according to common definitions. This webinar will provide you with an opportunity learn about the standard, and to provide the task force charged with its development vital feedback on the final stages of its drafting.

Christian Dupont (Boston College), Emilie Hardman (Harvard University), and Amy Schindler (University of Nebraska at Omaha) will review the task force’s most recent draft, which has benefited from important community feedback over the past few months. The task force is currently seeking comments on version 2 of the proposed new standard for archival repositories and special collections libraries.

Participants are encouraged to preview the proposed "Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries" in advance of the live webinar. The document is available on the SAA website and RBMS website.

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am - 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website or use the World Clock Time Zone Converter. In the Time Zone Converter, NCompass Live is broadcast from U.S.A - Nebraska - Lincoln.

Sessions are recorded for anyone who may want to see them again or who cannot attend them at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

NCompass Live is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. GoToWebinar login instructions are sent to registered attendees after registration for a session has closed. The Registration End date is listed on each session page, but usually closes on the Monday night before the date of the session. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones. 

Class Format
Date Time
2/8/2017 10am - 11am  (Central Time)
No Charge
Emilie Hardmen, Christian Dupont Amy Schindler
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
1000 811
Registration Starts Registration Ends
1/6/2017 2/6/2017
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa (Burns) Porter
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration Closed