Improving an organization’s ability to access its information is one of the key contributions information professionals make.
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Any heritage organization considering a digitization project must also create digital preservation strategies for their newly digitized materials.
Archivists use many techniques to manage, control, and use their information assets, working to gather, process, store, access, use, share, preserve.
Archivists balance legal mandates, ethical concerns, and accessibility, enabling as much access as is responsible, given information within records.
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.
Access to archival collections is challenging but a successfully implemented CMS makes discovery easier with internationally recognized data standards