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Archives Consulting and Support Services

PALNI recognizes that its supported libraries have institutionally and culturally significant archives that may not be accessible or fully discoverable to researchers. PALNI provides the following consulting and services as requested to develop priorities, policies, plans, and metrics for archival collections.

Training staff or students

  • Archival description and arrangement
  • Digitization and digital object publishing
  • Metadata standards
  • Software platforms including Hyku, ContentDM, ArchivesSpace

Provide advice and planning/scoping support for archives projects

  • Processing unique materials
  • Metadata creation
  • Storage improvement
  • Digitization

Coordinating community work and standards for PALNI archives

  • Serve as liaison for PALNI collaborative archives projects
  • Communicate insights and participate in discussion via the PALNI Community site
  • Participate in PALNI meetings and strategic committee work to coordinate with overall PALNI activities
  • Reporting out on updates and releases to archival and digital publishing platforms
  • Creating or enriching metadata for archival collections
  • Consult on ongoing archives questions
  • Help to assess how PALNI can further help institutions with archival work


If you are interested in archives consulting and services, please contact PALNI Institutional Repository Coordinator Nic Don Stanton-Roark.