Cost of Care Survey

Time marches on and we hope you are settling into 2021. 

We would like to thank the 400+ participants who have already taken the time to contribute to our understanding of caregiving and its impact on the profession! 

Our research team wants to remind you that we have intentionally defined caregiving as broadly as possible to include “any person who takes care of another person, young, old or sick.” This could be as intimate as caring for an elder relative in their home; financially supporting or making arrangements for adult care for an aging parent or friend; or raising children.

While we are pleased with the response so far, more is always better when it comes to surveys. So if this is your first time seeing this request OR you meant to come back and complete the survey our hope is that you can find about 20 minutes to take the survey: Cost of Care Survey Link right now to help in our effort.

We will be closing the survey this Friday the 12th of February. 

We want to be sure that you and yours are reflected in the data so apologies if you are seeing this cross listed from someplace else or seeing it for a second time. 

Thank you in advance for your time; do not hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions. 

SAA_RAO Survey

The Assessment of Measures and Metrics for Public Services (AMMPS) Sub-Committee of the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section (RAO) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is conducting a survey of academic, governmental, corporate, and public archives, libraries, museums, historical societies, and other institutions utilizing the 2018 Standardized Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries.

The purpose of the survey is to gather information about which measures are being collected or not collected, which metrics are in use, and the types of data collection tools or systems institutions are using to implement the standards. The survey also seeks to gather information related to the readiness of institutions to contribute data to a national survey of comparative measures and metrics, as well as training needs. The results will be used to determine how to best support the ongoing implementation of the 2018 Standardized Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries and to improve outreach, training opportunities, and advocacy around the standards. This survey has received an IRB determination and has been designated as non-human subject research.

Before completing the survey, please view the full survey pdf and consider using one of the available editable survey guides (Word or Excel) to gather the necessary data and information from your institution. With the information ready and in hand, the survey should take 7-10 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey only once per institution.


The survey will close on February 28, 2021. For additional information or assistance with the survey, please contact Jay-Marie Bravent at