I wanted to share this request I recently received broadly with the CNI community. The National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is working through a strategic planning process, and is reaching out to various groups, including the CNI community, for input and comments. The announcement that I’ve reproduced below includes information on how to submit responses to the NHPRC.
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.
We are contacting several organizations to invite their ideas and input. I ask you to share my email and the links below with appropriate members of the CNI community and consider sending us your feedback.
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 me (my contact information appears below)
- 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. We look forward to hearing from you.
Kathleen Williams, Executive Director
Natl Historical Pubs and Records Commission (NHPRC)
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 114
Washington, DC 20408
202-357-5263 (office); 240-338-2985 (cell)