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    • 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 ...
    • Access and Preservation in Archival Mass Digitization Projects 

      Yolkowski, John; Jamieson, Krista (2017-01)
      [Excerpt] In 2014, the Dalhousie University Archives began its first archival mass digitization project with the Elisabeth Mann Borgese fonds. The successful completion of this project required the project team to address ...
    • Archives and Airtable: Using Cloud-based Tools for Archival Survey and Workflow Management 

      Dirk, Katherine; Maddox, Jessica (2018-05)
      [Excerpt] The Special Collections and University Archives Department (SCUA) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) began operation in 1961 as a repository for the many unique resources already held by the University. This ...
    • Creating a Large-Scale Digital Exhibit on a Small-Scale Budget 

      Wolfe, Erin (2015-12)
      [Excerpt] On July 26, 2015, the United States celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), one of the most significant civil rights laws of the 20th century and the result of decades ...
    • Creating Three-Sixty Objects for Marist Archives Using Open Source JQuery Reel 

      Singh, Monish (2015-12)
      [Excerpt] In this article I will look into some of the recent 3D digitization projects and highlight numerous technological and financial challenges that would be familiar to many small and medium sized archives. I will ...
    • Data-Driven Reporting and Processing of Digital Archives with Brunnhilde 

      Walsh, Tim (2017-07-01)
      [Excerpt] Archivists are now several decades in to appraising, arranging, describing, preserving, and providing access to digital archives and have developed and adopted a number of tools to aid in specific tasks along the ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • “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 (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 (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 (2015-12)
      [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 (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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...