Archivists can enhance online collections by adapting and repurposing content to release the untapped potential of records of enduring value
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If the connection between the archives department and institutional success is clear, the organization will generally support an archives program.
Improving an organization’s ability to access its information is one of the key contributions information professionals make.
Electronic archival records allow for presentation and retrieval of information in ways that have not been possible in an analog world.
Archivists account for all aspects of a records’ value, and balance it against the cost of arranging, describing, preserving, and making it accessible
The basic principles of archives and records management need to be adapted to the current information environment, including technology
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.