Happy New Year, everyone! As we enter 2023, the Roving Archivist Program (RAP) continues to gather data from the Wyoming Cultural Heritage Needs Assessment Survey. Thank you to every institution and individual who has completed the survey, and if you haven’t done so, please consider doing so! The survey will remain live until Friday, February 3, 2023.
As we enter into the 2023 and the halfway point of data collection, I wanted to share some of the preliminary data that has been collected. While the final survey results will differ from these as a result of future responses, the preliminary figures still contain important insight into topics of importance. For instance, the preliminary data collected will influence the topics of RAP workshops to be hosted in 2023.
As of 1/3/2023, 40 institutions have responded to the survey in full. Of these responses, as seen in Figure 1, 18 of the institutions are museums, 7 are public libraries, 5 are historic sites/buildings, 5 are national and/or state parks, 2 are archives, 2 are academic libraries at a college/university, and 1 is a nature center, arboretum, or botanical garden.