Aesthetic, evidential, informational, intrinsic, and artifactual values, influence selection for archival digitization.
Prior to archival digitization, archivists should address areas of concern: publicity, privacy, copyright, legal matters, including international laws
Selection is an indispensable tool for digitization because maintaining collections is expensive, and expenses for digital materials are significant.
Technical post, digital archives. Converting physical information to electronic form requires archivists to understand digitization fundamentals
Technical post; archival digitization; additive and subtractive light mixtures differ; this complicates reproduction of images on monitors or in print.
Archivists embrace the digital world as they transform their physical holdings into electronic records through digitization projects.
Archivists have entered the digital decisive moment; digitized and born-digital images have substantially departed from the legacy of analog materials.
Archivists can accelerate gains from digitization by presenting a business case for digital transformation to those who lead their organizations.
Increases in remote working, changing needs, and user preferences for remote research have made digitization of archival holdings a priority.
Archival digitization projects are complex but when managed successfully their benefits outweigh the skills, costs, and time required
The history of a business is a key to its identity; keeping the memory of its strategic path via corporate history helps focus that identity over time.
Organizations evaluate records and set retention periods based on records lifecycles; there are 3 stages: active use, semi-active use, and disposition
The functions of records maintenance include organizing and filing records and identifying which records to retain and for how long.
The purpose of a records survey is to determine records categories users create, receive, process, or maintain in operational or project-based work.
Archivists transform complex groupings of primary sources into insightful and succinct information through arrangement and description; principles
Organizations benefit themselves and the public by preserving records, organizing them, and making them available within and outside the institution.
Archivists can identify advocacy content that fits into customer service interactions, represents the archives’ perspective, and articulates its needs
Organizational archivists must decide whether archival collections must or should be located in the same facility as the organization; tips, advice
Archival holdings may need external repositories; archivists must consider how often materials are used and how quickly they are needed when planning.
Archivists should establish means and protocols for accommodating external researchers who want to consult the organizational collection.
Archivists refine the arrangement (processing) of archival materials, rehouse material, and create inventories to facilitate future access
Creating a records retention schedule should be one of the archivists’ first tasks after an archival assessment.
Many organizations have no room to store archival collections, so vigilance is needed to protect rare and fragile materials, especially audiovisual
An assessment of archival collections assists in strategically meeting user needs, allocating resources effectively, and securing funding.
Professional archival principles and standards are developed over decades; each organization adheres to them in its own way.