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Connecting  to Collections: A Call to Action

America’s collections are for everyone. They are discovered billions of times a year in libraries and museums across the country. They enlighten and inspire all of us. Yet they are at risk.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has created Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action: a multi-year, multi-faceted national initiative to raise public awareness and inspire action. The initiative is grounded in the results of A Public Trust at Risk: The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America’s Collections. 

For more information, visit the Connecting to Collections Web site.

Additional initiative content on the IMLS Web site:
IMLS Announces Second Heritage Health Index

July 19, 2013 09:41 AM
Heritage Preservation, working in cooperation with IMLS, will conduct a second Heritage Health Index. The original survey, conducted nearly 10 years ago, was the first comprehensive study to assess the condition of U.S. collections, across the entire spectrum of collecting institutions. Read More