Chart the right course toward a sustainable digital future.

You know where you want to go. We’ll help you find the path forward.

Working with your stakeholders and users, we’ll help you to uncover true needs, motivations, and opportunities, in order to define a concrete plan that ignites change and ensures lasting wins.

Services
01
STRATEGIZE - Create a comprehensive data management strategy

Kick off your digital asset and data transformation initiative with a clear strategy, aligned around achievable goals. We look holistically at your people, processes, and technology to determine strategic recommendations and a roadmap for success.

Our Strategize service will evaluate and offer guidance on your program’s:

1. Priorities and vision – to establish alignment

  • Goals and objectives
  • Priority stakeholders (decision-makers and users)
  • Priority content
  • Value proposition
  • Pain points
  • Future vision

2. Operational health – to ensure data stability, availability, and quality

  • Policies
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Standards
  • Technology
  • Staffing
  • Process

3. Value delivery – to meet users’ needs

  • Understanding users requirements
  • Delivery
  • Evaluation

4. Impact – to ensure sustainability of the program

  • Program management and tracking
  • Program measurement and reporting
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STANDARDIZE - Push your digital preservation program forward

At AVP, we know that digital preservation is a unique sub-discipline of digital asset management, complete with its own body of knowledge. We respect and admire the work that professional associations and organizations in this field have done to define clear requirements for digital preservation success, and mechanisms for evaluation. 

Although digital preservation industry standards and best practices can be used for self-assessment, we also know that a third-party evaluation can be helpful when impartial feedback is needed.

We offer two assessment services designed around current industry standards and best practices:

  1. DPGo! – A low-cost, digital preservation maturity assessment service based on the Digital Preservation Coalition Rapid Assessment Model (RAM). DPGo! is a facilitated, self-assessment in which a consultant guides your organization through the process of self-reflection, then analyzes and reports back on your organization’s digital preservation maturity. At the end of the two-month engagement, you’ll get a scored RAM digital preservation maturity assessment worksheet and visualizations along with a professionally designed slide deck containing our recommendations for your next steps and a roadmap to help you get there.
  2. Truthworth Repository (ISO 16363) Assessment – This comprehensive service evaluates all how your digital preservation service stacks up against the metrics of Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories (ISO 16363:2013). Our assessment report scores your repository’s compliance with each metric, and offers recommendations on improvements that could improve scores in future assessments, including priority, timeframe, and type of activity for each recommendation.
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ALIGN - Workshops designed to help you move forward, quickly

Harness the creativity of your team to create immediate impact. We use proven methods to facilitate working sessions to help you break through tough challenges and collaboratively move the needle. They can be applied to planning and governance projects, digital asset management, digital preservation, and more.

Our standalone workshop offerings include:

  • Lightning Decision Jam – Quickly identify current challenges, prioritize opportunities, and create a plan of action in this fast-paced, problem-solving workshop. Our expert facilitators will guide you through a series of activities designed to create alignment around the problem to be solved and spur action toward a resolution. This workshop is perfect for teams that need help diagnosing and overcoming an issue, or establishing priorities for a new strategy. (Duration = 2 hours)
  • Creating a Guiding Vision – Create a vision that will guide your team into the future. In this workshop, AVP’s experts will lead you through a series of exercises designed to help you create clarity around where you are going, and how to get there. You will come away with a shared understanding of what the end result might look like, and a picture of the path forward. This workshop is ideal for teams that are ready to move forward toward a new future, but are in need of a roadmap. (Duration = 2-4 hours)
  • Digital Asset Selection & Prioritization – Organizations often find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer amount of digital assets in their care, and struggle to understand how to prioritize resources. The result is often an equal, but sub-optimal level of curation of all assets, which can result in poor outcomes for users. In this workshop, we engage with your internal stakeholders to learn what they value most. The outcome of this workshop will be the foundation for a new selection, collection, and/or curation policy that optimizes resources for impact. (Duration = 2-4 hours)
  • Search, Browse, and Discovery – Digital assets are often organized in structures that make sense to information managers, but are less meaningful to users. In this workshop, we engage with your users to learn how they mentally categorize your organization’s assets, what kind of terms they are inclined to use to search, and what information they need to know about assets in order to fulfill their needs. As a result of this workshop, you will be able to start to design a search, browse, and discovery experience that is optimized to what your users really need. (Duration = 2 hours)

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