Archivists must continually advocate for and promote themselves, their institutions, and their missions to the larger world; tips, best practices
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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.
Access to archival collections is challenging but a successfully implemented CMS makes discovery easier with internationally recognized data standards
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?