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    • “Exploring” CollectiveAccess at the American Alpine Club Library 

      Surles, Elizabeth (2015-12)
      [Excerpt] Archivists face a bewildering array of technologies designed to help administer and provide access to archival collections. From free, open-source software such as ArchivesSpace to proprietary software such as ...
    • Finding Inactive Records on Institutional Networks: An Evaluation of Tools 

      Cocciolo, Anthony (2016-06)
      [Excerpt] The objective of this study is test select tools for their ability to identifying groups of records that may be inactive because of their age. Tools to identify batches of inactive records, such as the records ...
    • From the Editor 

      Miles, Randall (2015-12)
      [Excerpt] Digital. Digital. Digital. We have the pleasure of presenting another issue of Practical Technology for Archives that is full of great information on dealing with our digital content.
    • From the Editor 

      Miles, Randall (2014-11)
      [Excerpt] Well, this new venture of ours has made it to Issue no.3: our one-year anniversary. Overall I have been pleased, both with the work submitted by our authors and by the response from our readers. With this issue ...
    • From the Editor 

      Miles, Randall (2013-11)
      Welcome to the inaugural issue of Practical Technology for Archives! The intention in launching this journal is to provide a forum for the exchange of, as the title implies, practical solutions to the problems archivists ...
    • From the Editor 

      Miles, Randall (2015-05)
      [Excerpt] Welcome to Issue no.4 of Practical Technology for Archives. This is our first truly international issue, with an article by Theresa Cronk from the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial. In this issue we ...
    • From the Editor 

      Miles, Randall (2014-06-01)
      [Excerpt] Welcome to Issue no. 2 of Practical Technology for Archives. As with our first issue this issue has a digital focus. It is understandable that this should be the case since many archivists work extensively with ...
    • From the Editor 

      Miles, Randall (2016-06)
      Welcome to Issue no.6 of Practical Technology for Archives. With this issue we complete our third year of publication. And fittingly, this issue has three articles. And, oddly enough, all three authors have last names ...
    • Getting to Know FRED: Introducing Workflows for Born-Digital Content 

      Prael, Alice; Wickner, Amy (2015-05)
      Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at the University of Maryland Libraries have accepted born-digital content from donors for the past ten years and these donations have grown exponentially over the last ...
    • Moving Digital Images 

      Sweetser, Michelle (2014-11)
      For over six years the Marquette University Archives managed patron-driven scanning requests using a desktop version of Extensis Portfolio while building thematically-based digital collections online using CONTENTdm. The ...
    • Outfitting a Born-Digital Archives Program 

      Goldman, Ben (2014-06-01)
      Archival repositories that intend to develop programmatic solutions for managing and preserving born-digital holdings will need to establish a dedicated computer workstation (and related devices) to support responsible ...
    • Processing Internal Hard Drives 

      Brown, Amy F.; Edwards, Chloë; Eastwood, Meg; Tenney, Martha; O'Donnell, Kevin (2013-11)
      As archives receive born digital materials more and more frequently, the challenge of dealing with a variety of hardware and formats is becoming omnipresent. This paper outlines a case study that provides a practical, ...
    • Processing Unidirectional E-Mail Memos for Preservation and Access 

      Schmidt, Lisa M. (2014-11)
      [Excerpt] As with most institutions, Michigan State University now communicates official university business through e-mail messages rather than traditional paper memos. The university’s IT Services department periodically ...
    • Python for Archivists: Breaking Down Barriers Between Systems 

      Wiedeman, Gregory (2017-01)
      [Excerpt] Working with a multitude of digital tools is now a core part of an archivist’s skillset. We work with collection management systems, digital asset management systems, public access systems, ticketing or request ...
    • Strategies for Implementing a Mass Digitization Program 

      Moore, Erik (2014-11)
      [Excerpt] In 2007, OCLC published the report Shifting Gears: Gearing Up to Get Into the Flow to bring to the forefront a much needed conversation about digitization of archival collections, and access to the rich content ...
    • Streamlining Archives Reference through Online Task Management 

      Burton, Jamie Marie; Weddington, Daniel (2017-07-01)
      [Excerpt] UK Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) serves as the largest repository of archival and manuscript collections, personal and family papers, oral histories, primary sources, and rare printed ...
    • Streamlining Delivery of Online Oral History Metadata through LibGuides 

      Fox, Heather; Holtze, Terri; Kuehn, Randy (2017-01)
      [Excerpt] Founded in 1968, the University of Louisville Oral History Center (OHC) houses over 2000 interviews of people from politicians to everyday citizens. Collectively, the oral histories represent an incredibly rich ...
    • “Swipe Aid”: Using Swipebox to Create a Side-Swipeable Image Gallery for Finding Aids 

      O'Dell, Allison Jai (2015-12)
      [Excerpt] The Swipe Aid Project provides another technical solution for the integration of digitized content with a finding aid, specifically aimed at mobile environments. This solution uses a free, open-source JavaScript ...
    • Two Open-Source Tools for Digital Asset Metadata Management 

      Duryee, Alexander; Lyons, Bertram (2014-06-01)
      In today’s world of digital information, previously disparate archival practices are converging around the need to manage collections at the item level. Media collections require a curatorial approach that demand archivists ...
    • Using Bulk Rename Utility and Photoshop to Increase Efficiency of Digital File Processing 

      Cobourn, Alston (2016-06)
      [Excerpt] The Special Collections and Archives Department at Washington and Lee University contains 2.5 FTE staff in addition to its department head. During each of the last two fiscal years these staff members created an ...