The benefits of macro-approach include providing context and forcing a planned rather than a random approach to archival management.
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Archivists and records managers face digital preservation challenges. No permanent solution to digital preservation; medium-term solutions are safe.
Archivists manage information about their collections with a number of different software solutions, which may have overlapping functionalities.
ArchivEra was chosen by the Lehi Historical Society and Archives to enable public access to collections and enrich digital and multimedia content
Archivists can be creative and have fun communicating their holdings’ value; the ways to spread the word are varied
Archivists applaud new technological capabilities that promise new knowledge based on archival materials can be produced in ways previously impossible.
Communicating the importance of records of enduring value benefits archival programs, the profession, users, and society; detailed advocacy tips
Until digital preservation is simplified, archivists must contend with technical, organizational, and cultural roadblocks that impede preservation
Archivists can combine creative and archival practice to fulfill a significant function of cultural heritage: memory and community building.
Artist-driven archives offer further opportunities for audiences, researchers, and even the artists themselves to engage with the work in new ways
Archival collections inspire and inform creativity, allowing users to learn about different eras and view historical objects directly.
Archivists and records managers need executive support, the ability to influence decisions, resources (budget and staff), and stakeholder alliances
The role records play in organizational change isn’t always clear; helping manage records created by change is the domain of information professionals.