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    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Using Google Analytics Data to Expand Discovery and Use of Digital Archival Content 

      Szajewski, Michael (2013-11)
      This article presents opportunities for the use of Google Analytics, a popular and freely available web analytics tool, to inform decision making for digital archivists managing online digital archives content. Emphasis ...
    • Using ReNamer for Batch Finding Aid Production from Archivists’ Toolkit 

      Schmitt, Cassandra A. (2013-11)
      This article will examine the use of the software program ReNamer to facilitate and streamline finding aid production at the University of Oregon. ReNamer was used to perform bulk renaming of EAD files exported from the ...
    • You Can Do It: Tips For Creating A Stylesheet For Your EAD Records 

      Snow, Justin (2013-11)
      When implementing EAD, archivists consider encoding findings aids as the easy part. Creating an XSLT stylesheet, in contrast, leaves many archivists feeling out of their element. However, armed with a basic understanding ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Dogged Pursuit: Capturing Forensic Images of 3.5” Floppy Disks 

      Waugh, Dorothy (2014-06-01)
      Over the last year, archivists at Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) processed thirty-seven 3.5” floppy disks included amongst the papers of writer and activist Alice Walker. Early in ...
    • A Microsoft Alternative to Archivists’ Toolkit 

      Strauss, Matthew (2014-06-01)
      [Excerpt] In 2011, the Senator John Heinz History Center embarked on an NHPRC-funded project to minimally process nearly 600 collections from its backlog. For each collection, a finding aid, an EAD file, and a MARC record ...
    • 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 ...
    • XQuery for Archivists: Understanding EAD Finding Aids as Data 

      Wiedeman, Gregory (2014-11)
      [Excerpt] XQuery is a simple, yet powerful, scripting language designed to enable users without formal programming training to extract, transform, and manipulate XML data. Moreover, the language is an accepted standard and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Doc to PDF and HTML 

      Willey, Eric (2014-11)
      [Excerpt] Max J. Evans notes the paradox the digital age presents to archivists: the explosion of information and budget cuts means increasing backlogs and less time to gain detailed subject knowledge of collections, while ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Digitising and Accommodating Archival Collections in a Museum Collection Management System: The ANZAC Connections Experience 

      Cronk, Theresa (2015-05)
      [Excerpt] The Australian War Memorial (AWM) is an archive, library, museum and memorial located in Canberra, Australia. Its diverse collections are primarily managed in the museum collection management system, Mimsy XG. ...
    • Digitally Archiving Architectural Models and Exhibition Designs: The Case of an Art Museum 

      Cocciolo, Anthony (2015-05)
      [Excerpt] In 2013, a medium-sized art museum located in the Northeast United States received a grant to plan for an electronic records repository. This museum will be referred to here as USAM for brevity. Working as the ...
    • 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 ...