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BCMA 2018 Sector Survey | Collections Report

A total of 103 organizations participated in the 2018 BCMA Sector Survey between February 12, 2018 – April 16, 2018.

 

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Respondents

Type of Organization

Question Asked: What Kind of Organization are you?

Focus of Organization

Question Asked: Please identify the focus of your organization (check all that apply):

Annual Budget of Organization

Question Asked: What is your organization’s annual operating budget?

Collections Information

Collections Type

Question Asked: What kinds of collections does your organization possess? (Check all that apply)

Collections Quantity by Annual Budget

Question Asked: What is the total number of objects in the collection?

Responses not shown in graph: 

Annual Budget Range: $50,000 – $100,000, Response: 1,000,000

Annual Budget Range: $1 million – $5 million,  Response: 2,100,000

Annnual Budget Range: $5 million or more, Response: 7,000,000

 

Adding to the Collection

Question Asked: Does your organization continue to add to the collection?

Digitized Collection

Question Asked: What percentage of the collection is digitized? (Please estimate)

Online Collection

Question Asked: What percent of the collection is available to the public online? (Please estimate)

Digital Images

Question Asked: What percent of the collection has digital images available? (Please estimate)

Increasing Online Collection

Question Asked: Would you like to increase the percentage of the collection that is currently available to the public online?

Physical Display Collection

Question Asked: What percent of the collection is currently on physical display? (Please estimate)

Increasing Displayed Collection

Question Asked: Would you like to increase the percentage of the collection that is currently on display?

Inaccessible Collection

Question Asked: Why are some parts of your collection not on display or available online? (Check all that apply)

Facility Condition by Annual Budget – Average Response

Question Asked: How would you rate the current condition of your facility in terms of its state of repair and/or ability to serve the needs of your organization? (Scale of 1-5, with 1 being very poor and 5 being excellent.)

Budget Range Number of Responses Average Response
Under $25,000 16 2.75
$25,000 – $50,000 7 3.29
$50,000 – $100,000 8 2.50
$100,000- $250,000 18 3.06
$250,000 -$500,000 16 3.31
$500,000 – $1 million 9 3.11
$1 million – $5 million 12 3.58
$5 million or more 2 1.00
Total 88 3.04

 

Facility Upgrades

Question Asked: Are you planning any significant maintenance or upgrades to your facility in the next 3-5 years?

Electronic Security

Question Asked: What percent of the collection is located in an area protected by electronic security (alarms and/or camera)? (Please estimate)

Temperature Controlled Storage

Question Asked: What percent of the collection is located in temperature controlled storage? (Please estimate)

Humidity Controlled Storage

Question Asked: What percent of the collection is located in humidity controlled storage? (Please estimate)

Fire Suppression Systems

Question Asked: What percent of the collection is protected by fire suppression systems? (Please estimate)

Collection Threats

Question Asked: Which are the three most significant threats to the collection? (Pick 3 only)

Collection Risk

Question Asked: Overall, what level of risk do you believe the collection is subject to?

Emergency Response Plan

Question Asked: Does your organization have an emergency response plan?