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National Archive facing huge backlog via The Daily Standard

Davidson, who represents Ohio's 8th District, and U.S. Reps. Deborah Ross, D-North Carolina, and Mike Bost, R-Illinois, this week wrote a letter to President Joe Biden and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero. They call for the end of a backlog of roughly 480,000 records requests at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

SAA 85th Annual Meeting will be Virtual

In an email message on Monday, March 22, Carlos Saldago, from the Society of American Archivists, announced the annual meeting will be virtual in...

New Technique Reveals Centuries of Secrets in Locked Letters via The...

M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures.

Fire takes four days to extinguish at Krakow City Council Archives

Check out the article on this unfortunate event.

The Record Keepers’ Rave via The New York Times

Every month, the archival institutions of this nation unleash tiny particles of the past in a frenzy of online revelry.

NAGARA Webinar Recap: AOTUS Discusses the Presidential Records Act, Bureau of...

The discussion with AOTUS David Ferriero this past December was informative and noteworthy. Special thanks to Meg Phillips for also assisting with answers...

Fruit of the Loom is looking for an Archivist in Bowling...

Check out the job posting here.

Writers Needed for The Project: The Handbook of Archival Practice

Photo by Hannah Olinger on Unsplash Email Dr. Pat Franks directly, even though the website says the call for writers is closed. Check out...

Group Files ‘Largest FOIA of All Time’ via Vice

According to the article here the request is for billions of digital images and historical records are hidden behind arbitrary paywalls.

NAGARA Fall Online Forum 2020 Pre-Approved for Credits by ACA, ARMA,...

NAGARA's 2020 Fall Online Forum: ARCHIVES! has been pre-approved for 5.0 CEUs by ARMA International, 5.0 ARCs from ACA, and 5.0 CMPs from ICRM. There's no better way to maintain your...

FBI’s newest piece of real estate is run with robots via...

Check out the post with interview here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdPIfNchnkM&feature=youtu.be

Celebrating Archives – the Teachers, Witnesses and Resistance of Our Time...

Interesting read about archives post WWII through today in response to International Archives Week

Scholar Calling on Writers for New Book: Impacts of the...

Impacts of the Cloud on Records Management and ArchivesA book edited by Salvador P. Barragan (San Jose State University) Introduction "The Library of Babel" is...

Historians push to create public archive of documents from massive opioid...

By ANDREW JOSEPH @DrewQJoseph SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 Historians are pushing to make documents from opioid lawsuits public. Check out the source below. Note, there is a...

Unseen 9/11 photos bought at house clearance sale

June 19 2019 via BBC News Archivists who bought a stash of CDs at a house clearance sale found 2,400 photos of Ground Zero in...

Decades of history could be ‘erased from Australia’s memory’ as tape...

The National Archives of Australia holds some 130,000 hours of audio and video tape that still need to be rescued. "We have this incredible, vast expanse of recorded memory of Australia from the 20th century and all of it, now, is at risk — through technological obsolescence — of being lost altogether," National Archives director general David Fricker told 7.30.

The recording industry has a terrible track record of preserving the...

Organizations today rely heavily upon technology and electronically stored information—and when employees leave, there’s always a risk that they’ll take some information or data with them when they go, either inadvertently or on purpose.