Selecting an archival (CMS) depends on determining goals, objectives, and requirements which must be done by a diverse team of stakeholders
Think Clearly Blog
Think Clearly Blog
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Archives leveraged a move of its collection to implement ArchivEra, going from legacy databases to a powerful CMS
The Archivists’ Advantage: Choosing the Right CMS, is an essential guide to archival collections management system selection, implementation and use
Free webinar with tips from Margot Note on how to improve archival collections management through a robust CMS.
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