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Thinking Beyond the Box: How Military Archivists are Meeting 21st Century Challenges #saa13

The educational sessions of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists concluded at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, August 17, 2013. This session addressed military archives best practice in the 21st century.

Collaboration and Community: Three Digital Humanities Projects #saa13

The educational sessions of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists concluded at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, August 17, 2013. This session focused on taking collaboration between practitioners and stakeholders to the next level.

State Archives Reboot: The State Electronic Records Initiative #saa13

The educational sessions of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists concluded at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, August 17, 2013. This session took a look at the electronic records initiative for every US state and territory.

Archiving Hip-Hop Culture: Collaborating Across Institutions and With Communities #saa13

The educational sessions of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana concluded on Saturday, August 17th. Before they concluded, we got a peek into the efforts being made to preserve the history of hip hop culture. 

Exploring the User Experience with Digital Primary Sources #saa13

The educational sessions of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists concluded at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, August 17th. Before it did, however, we explored user experience.

Digital Preservation, Records Management in the Cloud: Challenges & Opportunities (#saa13)

Information Management, Digital Preservation and Records Management in the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities (#saa13)The educational sessions of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists continued today at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Weekend Reading: SharePoint Challenges, Going to the Social Business Circus

shutterstock_91060541.jpg Our SharePointpalooza continued this week with the debut of a new series on SharePoint governance, a few perspectives on what SharePoint 2013 holds in store and something anyone contemplating the switch to the latest version can relate to: the SharePoint upgrade headache.

We also heard further reports from the archival front and were asked if your workplace was a circus, who would you be?

The Challenges and Rewards of Open-Source Digital Video Preservation #saa12

The good times continued at the SAA Annual Meeting last week as attendees weighed their open-source video preservation options. A case study from the City of Vancouver Archives outlining its successes and weighty considerations prompted the session audience to ask thought-provoking questions on the simplicity of film preservation and the complications of video preservation.

Towards Seamless Connections Between Born-Digital & Hard-Copy Records #saa12

The question of creating access to information is not a new one for archivists, but how some archivists are answering that question when handling large quantities of hard copy data in a digital environment is.

Partnerships New and Old: Preservation in the 21st Century #saa12

Working with many of the techniques of Digital Forensics, Digital Preservationists are moving to the forefront in many institutions, bridging the gap between archivists, technologists and records managers.

Review: SAA's Managing Electronic Records in Archives & Special Collections #1272

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) offered its “Managing Electronic Records in Archives & Special Collections” workshop in Seattle May 10-11th in support of its Digital Archives Specialist [DAS] certificate.

Digital Asset Management: Who is Preserving Our Digital Legacy?

shutterstock_79347715.jpg No one is arguing that we aren't an increasingly digital culture, both at work and at home. The digital assets that we create for business, personal and educational purposes are quickly replacing the books, tapes, CDs, newspapers and magazines that most of us grew up with.

Does Paying for or Preserving Newspapers Really Make Sense?

Would you pay for your newspaper online? Probably not your average teen, who doesn't seem to even know what a newspaper is. If they don't read them now is there really a need to preserve their content for the future?

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