Archival projects must begin with a kickoff meeting so the archival project manager can set expectations, build commitment and define roles.
Archival project managers should lead by motivation, trust the team, and inspire, evaluate and recognize archives project team member contributions.
Project managers should track progress in archival projects, and use appropriate pacing. This helps project managers hone estimation skills.
Archival projects offer archivists and archives project managers varying roles. Define archival project roles to ensure projects are more successful
Archives project managers build a successful archival project team with the right combination of size, skills, experience and values.
Tips for archives project managers. Archives project managers must set and manage stakeholder expectations during archival projects to ensure it is successful.
Archival project managers should identify stakeholders they can trust, and recognize those who may cause them to lose traction.
Archival project managers must be good managers and courageous leaders, committed to success and influencing. Tips for showing leadership in archival projects.
Traits of effective archival project managers. Archives project managers must both work and manage, and must have the authority to make decisions.
Digital archives preservation works best with proper digital preservation policy, covering content, scope, file format, audience.
Choosing which digital archives to preserve. Technical appraisal that considers how digital files are read, documented, processed, and preserved is critical
Digital archives preservation: assessing needs + options, choosing sustainable file formats so digital files remain authentic, reliable resources.
Digital preservation efforts are led by archivists, librarians and museum workers; but new challenges require the involvement of new participants.
Archival preservation practices are transforming in the digital environment; there are new principles that apply to digitized and born-digital materials.
Discoveries made in personal digital archiving, coupled with best practices of larger institutions, may provide smaller archives with solutions.
The need for training in digital preservation is high. Archivists require more digital preservation training and professional development opportunities.
Continuous access to digital content requires sustainable preservation activities that necessitate both deliberate and ongoing resource allocation.
Archivists need to ensure digital preservation is embedded into business as usual. Today more archivists are addressing digital preservation concerns.
Archivists must include a scope statement for each archival project in order for it to be successful; this is a fundamental project management strategy.
Archives project management includes eliciting requirements from stakeholders through a variety of techniques including interviews, focus groups, surveys.
Archival projects include clearly defined requirements (differ from goals and objectives) that meet conditions: must have, could have, nice to have.
Archivists support projects with SMART (specific, measurable, accurate, realistic, and time bound) goals and objectives, while staying flexible.
Archivists should prioritize projects that add value to the organization; they should reduce costs, expand services or increase efficiency.
Archives collection-level description can be useful for images of the same subject, but problematic for collections with a variety of subjects.
Archivists take integrated approach to digital initiatives, selection to description, access to preservation, connecting practical & cultural objectives.