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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)

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. ...

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...

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.

Company Archive, or Black Hole? via Industry Week

A well-run records system saves time—and could save your bacon in a lawsuit.

Vinegar Syndrome Is Eating Away Cook County History

Kristen Schorsch June 12, 2019 via WBEZ The Cook County Recorder of Deeds office has a stinky problem.

Blockchain Project for National Archives Reports Successful Trial for Audio-Visual Content

A blockchain project developed to safeguard the integrity and accessibility of digital government records of national archives worldwide will soon present the results of...

4 ways to gain ground in the journey toward NARA compliance

BY JOHN PELUSO MAY 07, 2019 In 2011, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum requiring federal agencies to...

Durham’s ArchiveSocial lands $53M investment for its social media archiving expertise

DURHAM – In the midst of social media chaos, from Facebook to Twitter, and growing needs for governments, businesses and other organizations to...

Storyteller Right At Home Inside State Farm’s Archives

State Farm archivist Buck Farley. He has nearly 60,000 unique objects in the company's collection, plus millions of photos and thousands of hours of audio and video.

America is losing its memory

By T.J. StilesMay 7 via the Washington Post T.J. Stiles received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 2010...

Archiving the Net: ‘Preserving the web isn’t impossible’

How will future historians make sense of the vote to repeal the 8th, Brexit, or Trump?

Archivist warns state records at risk in digital age

Brian Burford could find a letter written in 1780 by New Hampshire’s first governor, Meshech Weare, in the state archives in five minutes if you asked him.

Book Review: Information Governance for Healthcare Professionals: A Practical Approach

Robert Smallwood’s latest book on Information Governance is part of the HIMSS book series.  The book is titled: Information Governance for Healthcare Professionals: A Practical...

NAGARA reaches 1000 members

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) is thrilled to announce the organization has reached a new and historic...

Educating today’s information professionals to meet tomorrow’s challenges

Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) Celebrates its 10th Anniversary By Dr. Patricia...

Metadata for Archival Collections: Challenges and Opportunities

Metadata is one of the significant costs of digitization. Although archival items can be digitized without cataloging, a digital collection cannot be created and...

Image Description Practices for Digital Archives Projects

Formal standards, such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Graphic Materials, and Rules for Archival Description (RAD), have been developed over time for...

Joint Statement on Conducting Public Business in Non-Government Email Accounts

The following statement was originally published and distributed in June 2015. In light of recent news stories regarding senior government officials use of personal...

The Current State of Description for Archives

In July 1945, Atlantic Monthly published “As We May Think,” by army scientist Vannevar Bush, an essay that had an immense influence on the...

How to Determine the Feasibility of Digital Archives Projects

Over the years, I have directed or have been a subject matter expert on a number of projects using born-digital and digitized cultural heritage...

Best Practices for Planning a Digitization Project

As archivists, we take our responsibilities seriously as stewards of the collections entrusted to our care, ensuring that our assets remain safe and accessible...

Why Digital Archives Expand Access and Awareness

I was once the director of an archival collection related to historical buildings around the world. From Babylon to Bauhaus, the collection held just...