You were able to give messages and steer conversations as external respected members of the archives sector in a way that would not have been as productive had we led the sessions. A local authority heritage manager

Benefits of capital investment in archives

This ground-breaking research by Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan looked at the impact of major capital investment in accommodation for archive services.  It was funded by the Archives and Records Association and hosted by University College London. The research was based on surveys, case studies and a focus group.   It identified a wide range of benefits for users, collections, parent organisations, staff and other stakeholders such as the local community.  The analysis also detailed the impact on the nature and scale of the archive service provided following investment.  To provide balance analysis was also done of several institutions which did not receive investment despite having a clear need.

Executive summary of the Benefits of Capital Investment in Archives

Full report on the Benefits of Capital Investment in Archives