ERIC Number: ED484725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Business Planning for Cultural Heritage Institutions. A Framework and Resource Guide to Assist Cultural Heritage Institutions with Business Planning for Sustainability of Digital Asset Management Programs
Bishoff, Liz; Allen, Nancy
Council on Library and Information Resources
The purpose of this document is to present a framework and resource guide to help cultural heritage institutions plan sustainable access to their digital cultural assets and to do so by means that link their missions to planning modes and models. To aid cultural heritage organizations in the business-planning process, this resource will do the following: (1) provide a framework to demonstrate the role of business planning in the context of organizational planning; (2) introduce traditional business-planning elements in the context of their relevance to cultural heritage organizations and their digital asset management programs; (3) discuss trends in business planning and efforts to sustain programs in digital asset management that are based on survey research; and (4) provide a template to help cultural heritage organizations launch a business-planning process that addresses specific elements contributing to the sustainability of both the digital asset initiative and the overall organization. This template is illustrated with examples drawn from interviews conducted during survey research. The following are appended: (1) Institutions Participating in the Survey; and (2) Framework for Sustainable Web Access to Cultural Heritage Collections--Interview Questions.
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Archives, Access to Information, Business, Long Range Planning, Strategic Planning, Electronic Libraries, Library Materials, Information Technology, Heritage Education, Internet, Interviews
Council on Library and Information Resources, 1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. Web site: www.clir.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.