The Current State of Description for Archives

IG Guru

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Smart archiving for proactive organizations

Hanzo Learning Center

What would “smart” archiving look like for an organization? Compliance Archiving

Why Digital Archives Expand Access and Awareness

IG Guru

I was once the director of an archival collection related to historical buildings around the world. Here was my challenge: the archives was institutional with no public access, and I was a […]. The post Why Digital Archives Expand Access and Awareness appeared first on IG GURU.

How to Determine the Feasibility of Digital Archives Projects

IG Guru

The post How to Determine the Feasibility of Digital Archives Projects appeared first on IG GURU. Archives IG News Information Governance Records Management feasibility

Interview With Mark Myers on the Texas Digital Archive

The Texas Record

Devices used by Governor Rick Perry to create electronic records [1] This is the first in a two-part series exploring the Texas Digital Archive (TDA) with Electronic Records Specialist Mark Myers of the Archives and Information Services (ARIS) division at TSLAC.

Staffing and Collaboration for Digital Archival Projects

IG Guru

The post Staffing and Collaboration for Digital Archival Projects appeared first on IG Guru. Archives IG News Information Governance Records Management Digital Archives Margot Note ProjectsStaffing needs for digital projects depend on the project’s size and complexity.

Disaster Strikes the National Archives: The 1978 Nitrate Vault Fire

Unwritten Record

This post was written by Andrew Smith and first posted to the National Archives Internal Collaboration Network. The Archives was in the process of reviewing the outtakes and transferring what it deemed permanent (approximately 60 percent of the footage) to safety film when the fire occurred.

Celebrating American Archives Month

Archives Blogs

Capitol, the National Archives building at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue is as impressive today as when it opened in 1935. Photograph of the southeast corner of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. National Archives Identifier 12168492.

Archive-It Partner News, December 2018


by the Archive-It team. Join Archive-It partners, Internet Archive staff, and friends in Seattle, WA! Join the next quarterly update call with Archive-It. Archive-It staff asked about the collections that partners would create with just a little extra free data budget.

Archiving and describing mass tragedy: the Web Archive on the October 1, 2017 Shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada


by Tammi Kim, Special Collections and Archives Technical Services Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The staff at UNLV’s Special Collections and Archives were shocked and horri fied, and the impact of this tragic event has been shocking and surreal to the Las Vegas community.

Archive Your Family Photos & Memories

Armstrong Archives

Keeping track of your “family archives” can be a challenge, and Armstrong Archives can help you create a digital family record that you can share with your loved ones. Armstrong Archives will scan your old family photos, diplomas and degrees, paper-based memorabilia, old letters, and any other family records and condense them onto a disk. Why Create an Archive? Armstrong Archives Document Management Solutions.

Texas Archives Month and Electronic Records Day

The Texas Record

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) are offering a bountiful harvest of free and low-cost learning opportunities in October. TSLAC’s the Texas Record will offer weekly posts with new articles and reposts of previous articles about records management, electronic records, and a list of on-demand, archived webinars. 10/03 DIR Technology Showcase- Data Storage & Digital Archives. Mark your calendars!

A Record Center is Not an Archives: Some thoughts from an interview

The Schedule

I think a lot of professionals on the archives/RM border have done these interviews, because we are still (somehow) an anomaly to MLS/MIS graduate students. So some of the questions she asked me were pretty bog-standard… but then some of them were very insightful, particularly asking me to talk about the intersections and differences between the Archives and Records Management professions. What made you want to switch from archives to records management?

Archives Records 2018 RMS Annual Meeting

The Schedule

Her Archival and Heritage Services office has bounced around different parts of the organization from General Counsel to Corporate Operations and is now considered part of the compliance function of the business.


International Archives Day

Archives Blogs

On Saturday, June 9, the National Archives joins with archives around the world to celebrate International Archives Day , a commemoration of the day the International Council on Archives (ICA) was created in 1948. The National Archives is an active participant in the ICA.

Meet new Archive-It and Web Group teammates


by the Archive-It team. Archive-It and the Internet Archive’s Web Group welcomed three new teammates this fall. They have already contributed important updates and improvements to the web crawling, data service, and archival replay tools relied upon by Archive-It partners.

Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive project

Archives Blogs

My name is Curstaidh and I am a Master’s degree student pursuing an MSc in Archives and Record Management. It is material such as this photograph album that encapsulates the value that personal papers add to an archive collection. Memorabilia from the Willie Carmichael Archive.

Archive-It Partner News, September 2018


by the Archive-It team. Archive-It at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Archive-It 2018 Partner Meeting resources are now online. Thanks to everyone who made August’s Archive-It partner meeting at the National Zoo such a fun success! Save the Date: Archive-It at ALA.

And now: Archives/Records Carols!

The Schedule

Or archive it; the point is that it cannot stay. Sometimes I get earworms. Sometimes those earworms involve the creation of filk snippets. Sometimes those snippets are so, ahem, compelling that I feel the need as a musician to finish them. The result of all of those sometimes around the winter holidays is the below, originally shared on Twitter and now brought here for your viewing/singing pleasure. I would apologize, but I’m not really sorry at all. THE FILK MUST FLOW.

27 Public Libraries and the Internet Archive Launch “Community Webs” for Local History Web Archiving


by the Archive-It team. The program will provide education, applied training, cohort network development, and web archiving services for a group of public librarians to develop expertise in web archiving for the purpose of local memory collecting.

Archive-It Partner News, July 2018


by the Archive-It team. Get to know Archive-It. New to Archive-It? Taking on new web archiving duties at your organization? See it at: Getting to know Archive-It. Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives. Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

Off the Record: Dead Fingers Open Phones, 120 TB Archives Move to the Cloud, Records Manager Profile

The Texas Record

“How to move a 120 TB web archive to the cloud in two weeks” — The National Archives. Take a peek behind the scenes of the UK Government Web Archive modernization project — awarded to and undertaken by MirrorWeb in 2017.

Recapping Archives Month at FSU

Archives Blogs

October is a special month for those us in the archives. So, archivists have embraced American Archives Month, held every October, as a way to share what it is we do.

What’s new in Release 16 EP5 for InfoArchive

OpenText Information Management

The latest release of OpenText™ InfoArchive – part of the recently announced OpenText Release 16 Enhancement Pack 5 (EP5) – is now available and provides improved integration and compliance features for a more unified archiving experience.

The Haunted Archives

Unwritten Record

To celebrate Halloween, we took a look in our cartographic records at the National Archives to see if we could find any spooky records. You can learn more about the National Archives’ patents in our previous blog post, Utility Patent Drawings , and in our catalog here.

URLs Aren’t Archives ¯_(?)_/¯, and Other Stories

The Schedule

Today’s post is mainly in response to “ Digital Media and the Case of the Missing Archives ,” written by Danielle Tcholakian who in turn seems to have been inspired by an article in the Columbia Journalism Review. So let us start a mutual conversation with me first asking journalists, what do you mean by “archives”? What are your archives? Are you including the records of the organization in your definition of archives? noun, “an archives”.

Analyze your Web Archives at Scale: The Archives Unleashed Cloud


by Samantha Fritz, Project Manager, and Ian Milligan, Project Lead, for Archives Unleashed at the University of Waterloo. Archive-It provides a fantastic service to curate, collect, and preserve content from the Web. Enter the Archives Unleashed Project.

Animals in the Archives

Archives Blogs

We in the Archives noticed the National Archives’ new social media campaign – the Archives Hashtag Party! This month’s theme is #ArchivesCute, and in the Amherst College Archives we’ve decided to join the party.

Archive-It Partner News, May 2018


by the Archive-It team. Join us at the annual Archive-It Partner Meeting. We hope you can join us for an afternoon partner meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 preceding ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018 , the joint annual meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA. An award-winning web archive!

Sleepover at the National Archives

Archives Blogs

The National Archives is one of those museums. Four years ago, the National Archives, in partnership with the National Archives Foundation, began a sleepover program for young museum goers. Washington, DC is home to some of the most fantastic museums in the world.

Archive-It Partner News, March 2018


by the Archive-It team. Quarterly update call with Archive-It staff and partners. You can check back in anytime with the recorded webinar and annotated agenda here in Archive-It’s Community Forum. Help to build the 2018 Winter Olympics Web Archive. for archiving.

BC Gay and Lesbian Archives donated to the City of Vancouver Archives!

Archives Blogs

We are thrilled to announce that the BC Gay and Lesbian Archives, a collection established and maintained privately from 1976-2018, has been donated in its entirety to the City of Vancouver Archives. I am thrilled that the BCG+L Archives now resides with the City Archives.

Experts warns of a new extortion campaign based on the Breach Compilation archive

Security Affairs

Cybaze ZLab spotted a new scam campaign that is targeting some of its Italian customers, crooks leverage credentials in Breach Compilation archive. This Breach Compilation archive contains about 1.4 This password was extracted from the Breach Compilation archive.

Web archiving climate change: A call for community documentation strategy


When I got involved several years ago, I quickly learned that archiving the web poses new questions with each opportunity. I find that “We have this amazing tool that can archive the internet!” A January, 2017 capture from the Web Archive.

Archival Gift-Giving

Archives Blogs

When the White House decides what they would like to give, we create lovely archival facsimiles that will be presented to the head of state. Records of the National Park Service, National Archives and Records Administration. National Archives in 2015.

National Archives Updates Progress on ICE Records Disposition

National Archives Records Express

During this review, NARA determines whether records warrant preservation in the National Archives (permanent retention) and whether records lack permanent historical or other research value (temporary retention) in accordance with NARA’s appraisal policy. This post has been crossposted from the AOTUS Blog.

Archive-It Partner News, January 2018


by the Archive-It team. Archive-It staff and several partners joined colleagues and collaborators at December’s Documenting the Now symposium in St. Catch up on all things Archive-It from 2017. Install the new Archive-It Proxy Mode add-on for Firefox.

Draft National Archives Strategic Plan

Archives Blogs

The National Archives, like all other Federal agencies, is required to produce a new Strategic Plan every four years. This draft Plan was first shared with National Archives employees on August 17.

Archive-It Partner News, November 2017


by the Archive-It team. The Community Webs cohort of public librarians kicking off their program at the Internet Archive on November 3. Join the next quarterly update call with Archive-It. Take the NDSA 2017 Web Archiving Survey. Web archiving climate change.

Archive-It Partner News, September 2017


by the Archive-It Team. Expanding Web Archiving in Canada. The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) have joined forces in a multi-consortial offering of Archive-It. Archiving #Charlottesville.

[] Archiving and Preserving Tweets Using a Library Management System

Hanzo Learning Center

The Welsh Government's Information and Archive Service carried out a mini-pilot project to explore making tweets available via its Library Management System. Compliance News

Celebrate July 4 with the National Archives!

Archives Blogs

This year, the National Archives celebrates the 242nd anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with special events in Washington, DC, and at Presidential Libraries nationwide.

Cheaper Record Storage Alternative to Scanning Your Archives

Record Nations

Company archives take up space. The post Cheaper Record Storage Alternative to Scanning Your Archives appeared first on Record Nations.