The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) will be hosting a workshop on Sustainability and Business Planning on Tuesday, October 11, 2005.
Many projects begin with a great idea and some grant funding. However, even the most successful projects have trouble determining how to continue once grant funding ends. In order to sustain these valiant efforts, project managers need to plan for sustainability at the beginning of projects. Developing a business plan for sustainability will help "bridge the gap" from noble purpose to business case and help extends the life of the project.
Workshop participants will come away with an understanding of why business planning is a vital element of overall project plan development, the key elements to include in a business plan, how to create a business plan appropriate for their own institution and projects, and ways to identify "institutional champions" who constitute the target audience for the business plan.
The workshop will be held at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, in Dublin, Ohio.
Further details and registration information will be available on the SOA website soon http://www.ohioarchivists.org
Liz Bishoff, Special Assistant to Dean and Head of Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Colorado, Boulder. Liz has previously served as Vice President, OCLC Digital Collection Services and Executive Director of Collaborative Digitization Program and the Colorado Digitization
Program. Liz has spoken extensively on collaborative digitization projects and consulted with the state based organization in Alabama, North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, New York, New Mexico, and California on various aspects of their collaborative digitization initiatives. She co-authored Business Planning for Cultural Heritage Institutions with Nancy Allen, published in 2004 by the Council on Library and Information Resources.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
Digital Projects Specialist
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