Category Archives: Preservation Resources

10.10.15

Survival Strategies for Personal Digital Records Electronic files are much more fragile than paper records, and their long-term survival requires attention and planning. These tips can help you better preserve your personal digital collections. Personal Files: Focus on your most … Continue reading

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10.10.15

October 10, 2015 is Electronic Records Day (get it? 1-0-1-0).  E-Records Day is designed to raise awareness among state government agencies, the general public, related professional organizations, and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in their world. … Continue reading

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Happy MayDay!

May 1, MayDay, is a day for archivists to review their disaster response and recovery plans. The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America’s Collections was published in 2005, soon after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma hit the east coast. The report … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Archives: Preserving Your Past

Protecting Your Family’s Records Most people know the basics of preserving their family treasures:  avoid touching the surface of photographs, protect fragile documents from damage, keep artwork out of direct light, and avoid huge temperature and humidity fluctuations where records … Continue reading

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April in Review

April has been a busy month—as far as records, books, and information are concerned. It’s been National Records and Information Management Month (promotion of education about electronic records); Preservation Week (promotion of preservation of personal and family papers); World Book … Continue reading

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Preservation Week

April 22 – 28, 2012  The memories and treasures of individuals, families, and communities are essential to our understanding of history and its participants just as collections in libraries, museums, and archives contribute to the legal and cultural history of … Continue reading

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