Sustainable services

Find case studies about creating sustainable services for archives.

 

Gloucestershire Archives

In 2007-08 the management team at Gloucestershire Archives looked at how future global, national and local trends were likely to impact on the service.

WRVS Archive

The WRVS Archive had been unable to access funding either internally due to its low profile within the organisation or externally because it found it difficult to meet funders’ criteria.

Cumbria Archive Service

Cumbria Archive Service has updated the vision for their archive service to reflect the direction and purpose of the archive service in the 21st century.

East Sussex Record Office

The Keep provides a single, integrated public access service for the three archive services, a shared storage facility and shared work spaces.

Working in a Trust

Several years ago culture and leisure services, including the archive service, were transferred out of direct local authority control and into a charitable trust.

Staffordshire Archive Service

This case study outlines the importance of a close working relationship between the archive service and the friends group in supporting fundraising.

Dorset History Centre

This case study focuses on how an archive service can assist the revitalisation of a friends’ group, so that it is better placed to improve its fundraising capability.

Mass Observation Archive

This case study showcases how archive services might encourage financial contributions from ‘friends’ by targeting membership fees or donations.

Rambert Archive

The Rambert company considered moving its entire operation, including dancers, the artistic team and archives to a new base. This provided the opportunity to develop the archive.

Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre is well known for 'inventing the future of theatre', but it is also engaging with the past by developing a comprehensive, accessible archive.