Kathleen Williams, Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, has asked ADE and its members to provide input to the Commission on its new draft strategic plan. In her letter below she provides links to a YouTube presentation and to the National Archives blog where you can see the draft framework and post comments for the Commission. In addition, ADE President Ted Crackel has asked me to head a committee of the ADE Council to draft a formal response. You can send comments for the committee to my email, email@example.com. Note that the deadline for comments is 15 September 2015.
I encourage everyone to visit these links to learn more and to share your observations with the Committee.
Here is the letter from Kathleen Williams:
Dear Association for Documentary Editing,
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.
We are contacting several organizations for their ideas and comments.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.
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 t 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.