ARCC Webinar Collaborative Archives: Factors and Benefits, October 6, 2021

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Repository Working Group

Collaborative Archives: Factors and Benefits

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

9 a.m. PDT                    12 Noon EDT                4 p.m. GMT

Collaborative archives have become a primary focus for many institutions as a response to the need for preserving and making accessible Catholic religious community archival collections. Building on our November 2020 webinar outlining types of repositories [], this webinar examines the process of creating a collaborative archive.


Each panelist has experience conceiving, planning, and executing a collaborative repository. They will present their experience and lessons learned through participating in a collaborative archive project. In addition to addressing the cost benefits and efficiencies of collaborative archives, they will discuss how to:

  • Develop a strategy for a collaborative archives 
    • Evolving process of reaching an archival solution
    • Finding partners
    • Involving stakeholders – leadership and community
    • Importance of communication
    • Initial and long term benefits
  • Determine financial support
  • Address stumbling blocks
  • Achieve long-term sustainability


Kingston, Ontario Collaborative Archive Project

  • Rodney Carter, Archivist, Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph, Kingston, Ontario
  • Veronica Stienburg, Archivist, Sisters of Providence of Saint Vincent de Paul, Kingston, Ontario

Society of the Sacred Heart, Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Michael Pera, Archivist, Society of the Sacred Heart USA-Canada Province Archives
  • Thomas More Daly, OSU, Archivist, Central Province Archives, Ursuline Sisters

Heritage and Research Center at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Indiana

  • Monte Abbott, Archivist, Sisters of the Good Shepherd Archives, Saint Louis, Missouri


Register by 5:00 pm EST/EDT on September 26 by clicking this link: