Blog Series: Exploring the Heritage Health Information Survey

By Katelin Lee posted 03-20-2019 18:16


We are very excited about the recent release of the Heritage Health Information Survey (HHIS) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Its predecessor, the Heritage Health Index 2004 (HHI), carried out by Heritage Preservation via a cooperative agreement with IMLS, has been an invaluable tool for demonstrating the needs of the preservation community and illustrating our compelling arguments for prioritizing the care of collections. The HHIS shows the progress we have made as a field as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

You can explore the HHIS Report and the accompanying Infographic Overview to learn about the survey findings. The data file of the survey responses is also publicly available for those interested in specific statistical analysis.

Staff at AIC and FAIC will be working with members to create a series of blog posts discussing the HHIS findings and how you can leverage the report in your grant writing, advocacy, and institutional planning. These posts will look at emergency planning, risks from pests, collection assessments, equipment obsolescence, and more. See the infographics below to get a sneak peek at other topics in the series!

Are you interested in topics addressed in HHIS? Comment below to let us know what you would like to see us explore.