One Reply to “Next Step Plan: Laurel Historical Society”

  1. Enjoyed reading this. Lots of very practical advice and input for them here. I’ve included a few thoughts on some of the points you’ve raised.

    The idea of a sister society in a different region keeping a copy of their content on a drive is neat. With that said, I think you can likely already count them as meeting the different disaster threat point based on their account. So keeping a local copy of everything on an external drive would likely be enough and would also be much less logistically complex.

    Completely agree that it would be important to start keeping some basic fixity information. That could go a long way to improving their practices.

    I do think the Internet Archive suggestion could be a really great way forward for them too. That is, by putting a copy of their content up there and building workflows around that they get both significant preservation and access benefits.

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