The ARPO Index measures the degree to which an archival website, including its collection management tool’s public face, provides elements that enable a researcher to fully prepare online for an on-site research visit.  This online Assessment Tool provides an interface for reviewing a website with the ARPO Index.

For a more detailed look at the process, see “Evaluating How Well an Archival Website Allows a Researcher to Prepare for an On-Site Visit” in The American Archivist.

If you’re ready to begin, review a website now.

Note:  the APRO Index Assessment Tool is provided for archivists to review archival websites.  Results of an individual assessment or a group of assessments may not be published without first obtaining permission.