Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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