Tech Trends & Archives Management

Came across 3 short pieces that deal with different aspects of managing electronic records.  They’re more focused on the tech issues, but with the changing nature of documents, there are some implications for archives manangement in the 21st century and beyond — if you can get beyond some of the tech lingo.

Managing Technology For the Record

Rite of Passage : As data needs and requirements grow, agencies dynamically adapt their storage infrastructures to meet demand.

 From the Printed Page : Enterprise scanning stations let agencies capture data and make it immediately available to many users.

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About rileydrj

Third generation Brooklynite received a B.A. in International Relations & History (American University, 1994) and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies (NYU, 1997). Currently pursuing an M.A. in Archives Management (NYU, TBD).  Employed since 1996 in a research office-specialized library-archives at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and since September 2010 in the Department of Preservation & Conservation at NYU’s Bobst Library.   Also spent 2001-2004 working part-time in the Luce Center for the Study of American Culture at the New-York Historical Society.  Personal research interests include post-WWII New York, especially the late 1940s-1960s, urban development and architecture.  Licensed as a New York City tour guide, avid kayaker and amateur photographer.
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One Response to Tech Trends & Archives Management

  1. Peter Wosh Peter Wosh says:

    Those are really interesting posts and the first one in particular reminded me of an excellent presentation that I attended at the SAA conference this year about the State of North Carolina’s web archiving program. Basically, social networking sites maintained by boards, commissions, and government deapartments are considered official government records in North Caolina, and since 2006 the state archives has been harvesting them using some tools developed by the Internet Archive. For an interesting discussion of the program, see the following URL: http://webarchives.ncdcr.gov/aboutwap.html

    Thanks, Dennis for posting this up.

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