The basic principles of archives and records management need to be adapted to the current information environment, including technology
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Preserving archival electronic records requires identifying, classifying, and storing them, as well as coordinating internal and external access.
ArchivEra was chosen as the best archival collections management system for the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, especially for the Weinberg Collection
Archivists contribute their expertise to managing a broad range of records that need to be preserved.
Researchers and archivists use the catalog to locate a particular collection or find everything an institution has on a topic; the catalog serves as a portal.
Archival finding aids are the primary access tool for archivists, providing the most information about a collection.
Archivists must continually advocate for and promote themselves, their institutions, and their missions to the larger world; tips, best practices
An archival CMS that offers canned and custom reports on the fly enables archivists to advocate for themselves, their resources, and their collections.
Metrics tell the story of archival collections. A robust archival collections management system can be used to gather powerful statistics.
Collecting archival usage statistics helps archivists show the value of the collections—and sometimes even their positions—to decision-makers.
Archives are making more materials available online, in large part due to the pandemic; this means investing in broader digitization efforts.
As archivists select a suitable CMS for their organizations, they should look for systems with standards that allow archivists to export data.
Adherence to archival data standards is crucial for archival institutions to quickly respond to innovative technologies and user demands; learn why.