RD399 - Annual Report on Reducing the Archival Backlog - 2012

Executive Summary:
Per the Commonwealth's Appropriation Act, the Library of Virginia annually receives General Fund monies to support fifteen full-time positions "to relieve the 54-year backlog in processing significant archival, special, and other historical collections." This report is submitted in compliance with the Budget's instructions that the Librarian of Virginia and the State Archivist shall report annually to the Governor and to the Chairs of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees on the Library's "progress to date in reducing its archival backlog."

This report is for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 and thus covers the thirteenth fiscal year under the special program, instituted July 1, 1999. Cubic feet processed for the period total 713.48 (approximately 1,070,250 items), or 59.46 cubic feet per month, falling short of the target of 904 cubic per year by 21%. Since inception of the program, 13,043.29 cubic feet of archival records have been processed by the staff at the Library of Virginia.