The National Historical Publications and Records Commission is developing a new strategic plan, and has asked for input from the HASTAC community. Please read below to learn more about the project and how you can contribute. Feedback is requested by September 15, 2015.
From the NHPRC:
As you may know, for the past 50 years the National Historical Publications and Records Commission has been awarding grants from the National Archives to projects that preserve and publish historical records. As we look to the future, we have begun the process of creating a new Strategic Plan, and we would like your help in setting a new course. We're hoping to craft our programming to meet the current needs of the field and to best serve the American people.
After internal discussions at the National Archives and with the members of the Commission, we have drafted a preliminary set of goals, as follows: to make access happen, to involve more citizens more directly in the work of archives, to provide leadership through the National Archives, and to change our processes to increase our reach and leverage.
You can read this draft framework for the NHPRC Strategic Plan as well as view a short presentation on the NHPRC and the draft goals we've put together at the following you tube presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV2ZVLupFJ0.
We welcome input from your organization and those you represent. There are several ways to share your thoughts:
- through a written response by email or snail mail addressed to Kathleen Williams, Executive Director (contact information available here)
- via our Annotation blog at http://blogs.archives.gov/nhprc/2015/07/15/national-historical-publications-and-records-commission-strategic-planning/
- through one of several online webinars we will host (check Annotation for the dates)
ALL comments will be considered by the staff and the 15-member Commission. Our goal is to revise the current draft in September, so we will need your comments by September 15, 2015.
Thanks in advance for assisting the Commission in this important undertaking.