The Lifecycle and Preservation of Electronic Records

November 30, 2017, is International Digital Preservation Day (Twitter hashtag #IDPD17). The National Archives is participating in this worldwide initiative to promote digital preservation by talking about its work with electronic records. Today’s post comes from Ted Hull (Electronic Records Division), Leslie Johnston (Digital Preservation), and John Martinez (Policy and Standards Team). The National Archives … Continue reading The Lifecycle and Preservation of Electronic Records

Perspectives from Electronic Records Staff

10/10 is Electronic Records Day! Use #ERecsDay to hear about the latest news and developments in electronic records archives. We're holding a special #AskAnArchivist session on electronic records that Tuesday starting at 1:01 p.m. To participate, follow us on Twitter @usnatarchives. Today’s post comes from John LeGloahec and Emily Graves from the National Archives Electronic Records … Continue reading Perspectives from Electronic Records Staff

Archiving the Digital Age

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. Today’s post comes from Elle Benak of the National Archives History Office. On November 28, 2011, President Obama signed a memorandum issuing an executive branch–wide order that all government … Continue reading Archiving the Digital Age

Helping the Public Use Electronic Records at the National Archives

October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. Today’s post is an interview by External Affairs Liaison Meg Phillips with Lynn Goodsell and Ted Hull of the Electronic Records Division. Today I’m visiting with the Director of … Continue reading Helping the Public Use Electronic Records at the National Archives

The Challenges of Electronic Records

October is American Archives Month and today is Electronic Records Day! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the electronic records. Today’s post comes from Sam McClure, Electronic Records Program Officer in the Office of the Archivist.  With more than 12 billion pages of textual materials, … Continue reading The Challenges of Electronic Records

The Challenge of Digital Records for Archivists

October 10 is Electronic Records Day, and October is American Archives Month! We’re celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the Presidential libraries. The records created by Presidents while in office will become part of the National Archives, and eventually will be used by researchers. Here’s … Continue reading The Challenge of Digital Records for Archivists