Forward planning: to include parnterships?
Maybe it is an idea to include within the forward planning section (1.4) that archives should either plan to seek out supportive networks among their peer services/ other organisations and projects (level 1?), or to have actually made those links and have worked collaboratively (level 2?)
examples could be the Hull History Centre - Univeristy and local authority archives working together/ University archive working internationally on the AIMS digital project
or networks such as the TIG (Theatre Information Group) for performaing arts archives/ archivists
Why the contribution is important
This sort of collaborative working/ seeking out of partnerships bolsters:
- professional development for the archive staff