Margot Note

Margot Note is an author, archivist, and records manager helping individuals and organizations harness their history. As the principal of Margot Note Consulting LLC, she facilitates the understanding of the importance of unique collections, suggesting ways to manage them and use them to tell stories to connect with people. To learn more, please visit margotnote.com.
Email Management and Archiving

Email Management and Archiving

Archivists and records managers should be concerned with email; a significant percentage of an organization’s unstructured records pass through email

Archival Preservation Options

Archival Preservation Options

A preservation program requires policies, procedures, processes, and the right technologies. A mixed strategy based on organizational needs is best

The Minnesota Method Explained

The Minnesota Method Explained

The Minnesota Method appraisal model is labor-intensive but less political than others. It is a transparent methodology for making appraisal decisions

Communicating Archival Value

Communicating Archival Value

Communicating the importance of records of enduring value benefits archival programs, the profession, users, and society; detailed advocacy tips

Artist-Driven Archives

Artist-Driven Archives

Artist-driven archives offer further opportunities for audiences, researchers, and even the artists themselves to engage with the work in new ways

Creative Use of Archives

Creative Use of Archives

Archival collections inspire and inform creativity, allowing users to learn about different eras and view historical objects directly.

Records and Business Change

Records and Business Change

The role records play in organizational change isn’t always clear; helping manage records created by change is the domain of information professionals.

Spotlight on Archival Labor

Spotlight on Archival Labor

Few people understand what archivists do; in a field where so much is misunderstood, showcasing our work and demonstrating its value is needed.

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