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Audits and Evaluations

Summative Evaluation of the National Archival Development Program

Evaluation Framework

Evaluation framework: Summative Evaluation of the National Archival Development Program (NADP)
Questions Indicators Data source
Relevance
  1. Is the NADP aligned with current needs of archival institutions in Canada (including federal, provincial, regional, private, and small community archives)? Is it aligned with their anticipated future needs?
  • Nature of archival institutions' needs
  • NADP program priorities
  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews
  1. Does the NADP support the strategic outcomes of Library and Archives Canada?
  • NADP program priorities
  • LAC strategic outcomes
  • Document review
  1. Is the NADP consistent with the Library and Archives goals for the future, and specifically with the objectives of the recent Modernization Initiative?
  • NADP program priorities
  • Activities, outputs, and expected results of the Modernization Initiative
  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews
  1. Are the roles of federal, provincial, and territorial government in supporting archival activities clearly defined?
  • Level of clarity in the roles and responsibilities of F/P/T governments
  • Extent of overlap in the roles and responsibilities of F/P/T governments
  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews
Performance
  1. Has NADP contributed to increasing access to Canada's archival heritage through the national catalogue?
  • Number of national catalogue entries submitted by funding recipients
  • Nature of NADP projects funded under Objective 1
  • CCA performance information
  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews
  1. Has NADP contributed to increasing awareness and broadening the use of Canada's archival heritage?
  • Variation in awareness and use of Canada's archival heritage among Canadians
  • Nature of information available to Canadians on archives and holdings
  • Nature of NADP projects funded under Objective 2
  • CCA performance information
  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews
  1. Has NADP contributed to increasing representation in Canada's archival heritage of Aboriginal Peoples and under-represented ethnocultural groups?
  • Variation in the number of catalogue entries relating to Aboriginal Peoples and under-represented ethnocultural groups
  • Nature of NADP projects funded under Objective 3
  • CCA performance information
  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews
  1. Has NADP increased the capacity of archival networks to undertake strategic and developmental activities?
  • Current needs of archival networks in relation to strategic and developmental activities
  • Documented skills gap among archival organizations
  • Nature of NADP projects funded under Objective 4
  • CCA performance information
  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews
  1. Has NADP contributed to increasing the capacity of archival institutions to preserve Canada's archival heritage?
  • Current needs in conserving or reformatting at-risk archival records
  • Nature of NADP projects funded under Objective 5
  • CCA performance information
  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews
  1. Does NADP constitute a cost-effective approach to supporting archival institutions in Canada? Would alternative approaches be more cost-effective?
  • Administrative costs associated with the distribution of NADP financial assistance
  • Alternatives to current model of program delivery
  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews

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