An archival CMS migration requires clean data, a migration plan, and a team that understands relevant information technology and technical skills
Adhering to archival information and cataloging standards via organizational collections management policies makes daily activities more efficient
Archivists can use the implementation of a collections management system to improve data maintenance practices, making collections easier to access.
The archives of the future will emphasize digitization, collaboration, and inclusiveness.
Archivists must create strategies to build collections thoughtfully and actively, rather than being passive receivers of files of limited value.
Selecting the best archival collections management system for your institution requires estimating all the costs involved, even the less obvious costs
Archivists must select an archival collections management system compliant with the metadata schema used by their institution and holdings
After archivists develop requirements for an archival collections management system, they must research options and select the best fit for needs
Digital Preservation Without Tears is a useful introduction to digital preservation for archivists by consultant, expert, and author Margot Note
Free webinar with tips from Margot Note on how to gather stakeholder input and build advocacy and engagement when selecting an archival CMS
For an archival collections management system (CMS) to meet demands, it should be selected after a discovery period that builds a decision framework
An archival CMS project should involve a team that meets regularly, decides on the purpose for the CMS, and examines internal processes and workflows
Selecting an archival (CMS) depends on determining goals, objectives, and requirements which must be done by a diverse team of stakeholders
The Archivists’ Advantage: Choosing the Right CMS, is an essential guide to archival collections management system selection, implementation and use
Archival repositories manage valuable, irreplaceable materials; they benefit from automation systems (e.g., an archival CMS) with robust capabilities.
Archivists often try to leverage library systems for their data, even though they lack unique templates and workflows for comprehensive archival collection management.
When installing a new collections management system (CMS) or migrating from a legacy system, archivists face challenging questions.
Successful archival service—and access—includes reference interviews, helping archivists meet user expectations and fully leverage collections
For archives, use and value are closely correlated; there are primary and secondary archival collections users; evidential and information value types
Archivists must agree on standards of “acceptable permanence” especially in digital archives; archival permanence, yet its temporary nature conflict
Archivists and records managers share efficient, systematic arrangement, description, preservation of documents; meeting at records scheduling
If you wonder ‘what do archivists do?’ read this brief history of the archival profession and its integration with libraries, records, and museums
Best practices for archival programs include coordination with other departments and stakeholders, optimal organizational reporting and staffing
Along with reference and access, archivists perform several public service activities to bring collections to interested researchers.
When thinking about archives and disaster planning, archivisits must consider how to mitigate theft, loss, and neglect in addition to natural threats