Few people understand what archivists do; in a field where so much is misunderstood, showcasing our work and demonstrating its value is needed.
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Archivists can enhance online collections by adapting and repurposing content to release the untapped potential of records of enduring value
Privacy issues for archivists and records managers include compromised data, deductive disclosure, and making public data available on the internet
Academic archives fulfill an informational role; many repositories embrace the archive as an essential information center for the academic institution.
Businesses should have archives and archival records to document the company’s history, become more efficient, and provide legal protection.
Archivists bring order to government archives, which reflect democracy in action, allowing citizens access to records that affect their daily lives.
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.
Archival records are both evidence and information containers; organize them by transaction, but facilitate access for their informational value.
Archival digital records have 3 levels of usability that build on each other; as an organization matures archivists can aim to achieve higher levels.
ArchivEra was chosen by their solo archivist as the best archival collections management system for the Center for the History of Family Medicine
Any heritage organization considering a digitization project must also create digital preservation strategies for their newly digitized materials.