MLA North West and Bolton MBC are working together to undertake a unique piece of work to identify the economic impact of the museums, libraries and archives run by the local authority.
The project will use an adapted version of the Contingent Valuation methodology successfully utilised by the British Library last year. The key partners are looking to gain a thorough understanding of the value placed by communities and stakeholders on such a local authority service.
The project will also develop a toolkit that can be used by other museums, libraries and archives to undertake similar surveys on their own organisation.
The project brief is attached for further information, as is a link to a press release concerning the British Library project