Access to archival collections is challenging but a successfully implemented CMS makes discovery easier with internationally recognized data standards
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Electronic records have unique characteristics; their description will change over time, impacting traditional methods used for analog materials
Email integration within an archival collections management system allows for a better user experience and greater efficiency for archives staff.
When a CMS integrates with email requests, archivists benefit from knowledge management, database creation, analytics, and customer support.
Archival collections management systems should deliver a robust request management workflow and tools, and integrate with email to be most efficient.
Archival description encompasses the dual processes of cataloging and production of finding aids; can current descriptive standards facilitate this?
Archivists must make decisions to determine what materials have enduring value and deserve preservation over the long term; appraisal and selection.
A fully-featured archival CMS offers tools that enhance productivity, improve access for novice users, and allow archivists to focus on collections.
Archival collections management systems should automate workflows effectively to allow archivists to focus on the deep intellectual work of processing
Archivists can improve efficiency when they use the right CMS; saving time on daily workflow tasks frees them to focus on collections and researchers
Archival appraisal requires quantities of information that support the collections appraisal process, at the folder or box level rather than by item.
An archival CMS with an integrated portal helps archives cooperate better, serve their users’ information needs better, and scale better.
A robust archival CMS connects information flow between systems, resulting in optimal workflow and business process integration