Unwrapping the Archives

The Texas Record

When most people think of archives, the first thing that comes to mind is Indiana Jones swinging on vines and storing artifacts in giant rooms. The State Archives house some of the most important records of Texas history within its stacks. Archives have something for everyone and topic!

Parler Content Forcibly Archived by Researchers After Riot

Data Breach Today

Terabytes of Videos, Images and Posts From Conservative Social Media Site Saved Terabytes' worth of posts, images and videos from conservative social media site Parler have been forcibly obtained by security researchers, who have archived the material for investigators in the wake of the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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Researcher Builds Parler Archive Amid Amazon Suspension

Threatpost

A researcher scraped and archived public Parler posts before the conservative social networking service was taken down by Amazon, Apple and Google. Privacy amazon Data Scraping Parler social media Web Archive

Fire takes four days to extinguish at Krakow City Council Archives

IG Guru

The post Fire takes four days to extinguish at Krakow City Council Archives appeared first on IG GURU. Archives Disaster Recovery IG News Information Destruction Risk News Fire Krakow City Council ArchivesCheck out the article on this unfortunate event.

October is Archives Month

The Texas Record

Each October, Texas joins archival repositories across the nation to celebrate Archives Month and promote the preservation of our country’s documentary heritage. News from the TSLAC Out of the Stacks Blog : Texas archival institutions, repositories and organizations are offering exhibits and activities as we raise awareness about what archives have in our holdings and what archivists do with our collections.

What Happens to Electronic Records in the Archives?

The Texas Record

The Archives and information services division at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has a sophisticated electronic records processes. What is metadata, and why is it so important when archiving electronic records?

Australia National Archives launches new commonwealth records management policy via The Mandarin

IG Guru

The post Australia National Archives launches new commonwealth records management policy via The Mandarin appeared first on IG GURU. Archives Compliance IG News Record Retention Records Management David Fricker National Archives of Australia PolicyCheck out the article here.

Machine learning and big data are unlocking Europe’s archives via Horizon Magazine

IG Guru

The post Machine learning and big data are unlocking Europe’s archives via Horizon Magazine appeared first on IG GURU. AI Archives Business IG News Archive Europe Machine LearningCheck out the article here.

Coffee Chat: Email Archiving!

The Schedule

February 19th 2pm- 3pm EST. Please join the Records Management and College & Universities Sections as they co-host our next coffee chat on the exciting topic of email archiving! Email by its nature presents challenges to archival preservation including the variety of email message formats, message components, and the interrelationships between messages and attachments. Link to virtual meeting.

5 Major Differences Between Backup vs Archive

InfoGoTo

Backup vs archive. Let’s explore the five key differences between backup vs archive technologies. An archive is historical data you must keep long-term retention reasons, such as compliance. Solutions: Backup and archive solve different problems.

Writers Needed for The Project: The Handbook of Archival Practice

IG Guru

The post Writers Needed for The Project: The Handbook of Archival Practice appeared first on IG GURU. Archives IG News Standards The Project WritersPhoto by Hannah Olinger on Unsplash Email Dr. Pat Franks directly, even though the website says the call for writers is closed.

Drupal fixed a new flaw related PEAR Archive_Tar library

Security Affairs

Drupal development team released security updates to address a vulnerability that resides in the PEAR Archive_Tar third-party library. The Drupal development team has released security updates to address the CVE-2020-36193 vulnerability in the PEAR Archive_Tar third-party library.

Case study - United Airlines Can Revisit the Past, Thanks to Hanzo’s Dynamic Website Archives

Hanzo Learning Center

Because it was spending too much time creating archives that often didn’t meet its needs, United needed a dynamic capture method that would operate automatically and preserve all of its website content in a functional, future-proof format. Objective.

Specially Crafted ZIP archives allow bypassing secure email gateways

Security Affairs

Experts observed a new phishing campaign that used a specially crafted ZIP archive that was designed to bypass secure email gateways to distribute malware. The structure of a ZIP archive contains compressed data, information about the compressed files and a single “End of Central Directory” (EOCD) record, that delimits the end of the archive structure. When experts attempted to open the ZIP archive with WinRar version 3.30

AN INTERNET ARCHIVE LAWSUIT THREATENS GAMING HISTORY via COG Connected

IG Guru

The post AN INTERNET ARCHIVE LAWSUIT THREATENS GAMING HISTORY via COG Connected appeared first on IG GURU. Archives Business Information Governance Records Management COG Connected Gaming HistoryCheck out the post here.

Archive-It Partner News, February 2021

Archive-It

by the Archive-It team. Interested in preserving data with the Internet Archive’s not-for-profit, self-owned and operated infrastructure? Eggplant activism in the web archive. Learn more about their project and the local sites being preserved on the Archive-It blog.

Publisher Lawsuit Against Internet Archive Puts Future of Book Ownership In Question via WDET.org

IG Guru

The post Publisher Lawsuit Against Internet Archive Puts Future of Book Ownership In Question via WDET.org appeared first on IG GURU. Archives IG News Information Governance Risk News Book Ownership Intellectual Property LawsuitCheck out the article here.

What Happens to Electronic Records in the Archives?

The Texas Record

The Archives and information services division at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has a sophisticated electronic records processes. Many agencies who submit their records to the Archives, may not know how their records are incorporated into TSLAC’s archival inventory. During E-records 2020 Brian Thomas, an Electronic Records Specialist at TSLAC, presented “What Happens Electronic Records Sent to the State Archives?”

Smart archiving for proactive organizations

Hanzo Learning Center

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

Celebrating Archives – the Teachers, Witnesses and Resistance of Our Time via The Wire

IG Guru

Interesting read about archives post WWII through today in response to International Archives Week. The post Celebrating Archives – the Teachers, Witnesses and Resistance of Our Time via The Wire appeared first on IG GURU. Archives IG News Information Governance Archives Week Society of American Archivists The Wire

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. Archives IG News Information Governance Records Management Digital Archives Margot Note

Archive-It Partner News, January 2021

Archive-It

by the Archive-It team. We’re inviting 150+ more public libraries to join the Community Webs cohort of web archiving partners. These quarterly open calls include the latest updates and discussion about web archiving and digital preservation technologies and service developments.

Archives*RM Testimonial #1

The Schedule

I have plenty of personal and some anecdotal evidence that good records management contributes to good archives. But with enough people demonstrating a desire to explore these intersections, I decided one good avenue to pursue would be collecting testimonials from practitioners who see the value of RM to archival work.

The Great Archival Cooking Challenge

Unwritten Record

As you may remember from NARA’s exhibit “ What’s Cooking Uncle Sam “, there are records related to food throughout the holdings of the National Archives! Archives Fun archival recipes baking Cooking cornbread drop scones Food meatloaf Nancy Reagan pancakes Pat Nixon pie Queen Elizabeth recipe soup

Archives*RM Testimonial #6

The Schedule

This testimonial about the intersections of archives and records management comes from Lori Eaton, Archivist at Found Archives, LLC. At a meeting of foundation archivists in June 2019, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, spoke about the value he found in the margin notes past presidents had made on letters, reports, board materials and other documents preserved in the foundation’s archives.

Archive-It Partner News, November 2020

Archive-It

by the Archive-It team. COVID-19 web archives take shape. Archive-It partners continue to collect and preserve the stories of a global pandemic in their local communities. Sonoma Index-Tribune : ‘Sonoma Responds’ archive program launches online. Archive-It Partner News

Archives*RM Testimonial #2

The Schedule

This testimonial about the intersections of archives and records management comes from Kris Kobialka (Kobi), Archivist and Institutional Records Manager at Boston Architectural College. In my current position, I was hired mainly to build and run a records management program and to use whatever small amount of time I had left over on Archives. The Archival holdings at that point were no more than 6 c.f.

FAQ: How does web archiving fit into records management?

The Texas Record

Web archiving involves using software to take periodic snapshots to preserve as much data as you need about your organization’s website, including any associated metadata. Last but not least, think about how the ease of access to your records, their security and management, and your service contract could be affected if your web archiving provider experiences an event that threatens its systems or if it joins forces with another company.

Microsoft 365 & Gimmal: The Modern Approach to SAP Archiving

Gimmal

So why is your SAP archiving based on an ECM architecture of the past ? archiving office 365 Records Management sap sap and sharepoint records in the cloud intelligent records managementYour organization has made the move to Microsoft 365 , a modern Content Services platform. Every day u sers are creating content, collaborating , and searching for information. Processes are managed, projects are being organized, and dashboards are generated.

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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. Thus was born the Texas Digital Archive. For more background on the creation of the Texas Digital Archive, see our previous blog post. Which records is the Texas Digital Archive interested in?

Archives*RM Testimonial #3

The Schedule

Upon needing to vacate a building as the lease was ending, we explored the “archives” of the bank. This was the perfect opportunity to put my RIM and archives skills to the test. Anything that looked unique or archival we set aside for later assessment. And without archival principles, much of the gorgeous materials we were able to donate would have been moved to another dusty room and never used.

National Archives’ Christmas Parties

Unwritten Record

Around this time of the Christmas season, offices around the National Archives are planning their Christmas parties. It is a time for staff to take a break from their daily duties and gather together to enjoy decorations, music, and food. This year is different however.

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. Training existing staff members to work on digitization projects is a critical component of change management within the institution because digital projects require new skills.

Archives*RM Testimonial #4

The Schedule

This testimonial about the intersections of archives and records management comes from Jenna Cooper, Records Analyst at the Austin History Center. That is my goal in my current position as the Records Analyst for a public library department who also arranges transfers and appraisals of municipal records to the City archives (another library branch).

Archives*RM Testimonial #5

The Schedule

This testimonial about the intersections of archives and records management comes from Elizabeth McGorty, Archivist & Records Manager for Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Architectural drawings are considered both a corporate record (as defined by our policies) and material of archival value. It’s easy to see the intersection of RM and Archives because they are both functions of a singular process: the life cycle of information, and I see this in practice every day.

Archive-It Partner News, September 2020

Archive-It

by the Archive-It team. Archive-It 2020 Virtual Partner Meeting. Register here to join Archive-It partners, Internet Archive staff, and digital preservation peers for an online conference of web archiving ideas and collaborations. Collecting COVID-19 web archives.

7 Elements in Modern Websites That Your Current Archiving Solution Might Be Missing

Hanzo Learning Center

Compliance website collection Archiving website content Regulatory Compliance web archiving preserving websiteRemember what websites used to look like back in the day?

Image Description Practices for Digital Archives Projects

IG Guru

Formal standards, such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Graphic Materials, and Rules for Archival Description (RAD), have been developed over time for the description of archival materials. While descriptive standards offer consistency, archival repositories employ descriptive systems suited to their holdings, not universal access, and description continues to be idiosyncratic. Archives IG News Information Governance Scanning Margot Note preservatio

The Pros and Cons of Using APIs for Web Archiving

Hanzo Learning Center

If you’re a regular reader of Hanzo, we’ve probably already convinced you that you need to be archiving any social media profiles that your organization maintains, along with your website. Chances are you’ve heard us talk about the benefits of native-format archiving using WARC (short for Web ARChive) files too. Compliance FINRA SEC web archive API 2019 Hanzo Knows SEC 17a-4 Regulatory Compliance web archiving application programming interface

National Archives joins investigation into Interior chief’s missing calendars

IG Guru

The post National Archives joins investigation into Interior chief’s missing calendars appeared first on IG GURU. Archives Disaster Recovery eDiscovery IG News Information Governance Record Retention Records Management Calendars Democrats National Archives PoliticoThe documents paint a picture of David Bernhardt’s frequent contact with representatives from industries he previously lobbied for and now oversees.