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Archives comparative profiles

These profiles use the latest CIPFAstats data to provide simple and easy to read charts that collectively build up a detailed view of how your archives service compares to others.

These profiles use the latest CIPFAstats data to provide simple and easy to read charts that collectively build up a detailed view of how your archives service compares to others.

What is included?

The archive services profiles have been developed in response to requests from archive authorities from around the UK.

The profiles enable you to examine how your service costs and performance compare to your peers, providing key decision makers with a quick, inexpensive way to engage with the most recent CIPFAstats data to support evidence-based decision making.

The profiles include the following aspects of archive service provision:

  • numbers of access points and service users/visitors
  • costs of running archives services
  • levels of staffing and volunteers
  • availability of resources to the public
  • holdings and storage capacity levels 
  • levels of funding aid 
  • user satisfaction.

The comparative profiles pack

 You will be provided with an archives profile pack tailored to your individual authority and containing three sets of profiles, which compare your authority to:

  • all responding archive authorities across the UK
  • all other archive authorities within your region (or country for Wales and Scotland)
  • your nearest neighbour grouping.
  • Benefits

    There are a number of benefits from signing up:

    • professional reports from a trusted source
    • no additional work required as they draw on data returns already made
    • help you to understand your service better
    • identify potential areas for savings and improvement
    • identify authorities who are performing well
    • saves you time and money on analysing the data yourself
    • provides evidence for performance assessments
    • get involved and help us develop the profiles to be even better.

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