Archival Management

Writing a Collection Development Policy

Writing a Collection Development Policy

Archives and special collection development policies should state what the organization currently holds and the collecting areas, especially records of enduring value that represent the organizations' history. A policy will not only formalize the archives program, but it will allow you to focus on what you would like to acquire as well as to disregard materials that fall outside of the collection. Focusing on what you will not collect will also allow you to deaccession materials that should not be in the collection.

An Archival Processing Project for a Famous Author

An Archival Processing Project for a Famous Author

As an archives consultant, it is difficult to explain to people what I do for a living. Describing what an archivist does is hard enough, but adding the extra layer of consulting makes an elevator pitch nearly impossible! 

I want to share with you a recent project I completed to illustrate the work that I do for my clients. To keep anonymity, I will refer to the players in this project as the Writer, the University, and the Broker. 

How to Win Grants with 20/20 Vision (with a List of 100+ Grants)

How to Win Grants with 20/20 Vision (with a List of 100+ Grants)

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have 20/20 vision for your proposals? I can help craft a proposition that will give you your best shot at winning the grant. I bring almost 20 years of nonprofit experience to reviewing and editing grant proposals, offering comprehensive feedback as to what grant makers need to hear in order to say “yes.”

Interested in learning more? Email me at margotnote@gmail.com. The small investment you make in my services will have 40 to 100 times the return when you get that grant!