People who lead with history understand that storytelling about the past can shape the future. Organizational archives help leaders manage effectively.
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Archivists and records managers determine retention based on compliance with external or internal requirements and identifiable community expectations.
Records guidelines provide recommended standards for records retention; implementation is based on usefulness or on risks of maintenance/destruction.
Archivists and records managers make sure that offline records aren’t forgotten, regular retentions are applied, and records remain useable.
ArchivEra was chosen by the Lehi Historical Society and Archives to enable public access to collections and enrich digital and multimedia content
Archivists can be creative and have fun communicating their holdings’ value; the ways to spread the word are varied
Archivists applaud new technological capabilities that promise new knowledge based on archival materials can be produced in ways previously impossible.
Communicating the importance of records of enduring value benefits archival programs, the profession, users, and society; detailed advocacy tips
Until digital preservation is simplified, archivists must contend with technical, organizational, and cultural roadblocks that impede preservation
Archivists can combine creative and archival practice to fulfill a significant function of cultural heritage: memory and community building.
Artist-driven archives offer further opportunities for audiences, researchers, and even the artists themselves to engage with the work in new ways
Archival collections inspire and inform creativity, allowing users to learn about different eras and view historical objects directly.
Archivists and records managers need executive support, the ability to influence decisions, resources (budget and staff), and stakeholder alliances