Description: Today is the day to shine the spotlight on electronic records, as Oct 10 marks the sixth Electronic Records Day.Sponsored by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA), this day is “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.” CoSA
Description: This document is intended for Smithsonian staff responsible for organizing and managing electronic records. It describes Smithsonian Institution Archives’ guidelines regarding file formats used for the long-term preservation of electronic records.
Description: Transfer of permanent electronic records to the Archives can be performed using any of the methods outlined below. If a different arrangement is required, please contact the Archives liaison to identify acceptable options. See Documentation below for a list of what is needed with each transfer.Physical TransferFTP TransferNetwork TransferIf "read-only" privileges to the
Description: Do you still work with 3.5-inch diskettes? How about 5.25-inch floppy disks and Zip disks? I do. As an electronic records archivist at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, I spend most of my time working with digital information to help ensure it will be accessible in 5, 25, or even 100 years from now. Born-digital materials arrive at the archives in a variety of ways (CDs,
Description: The Smithsonian Institution Archives has led and collaborated on the earliest efforts in the field of email preservation since the mid-2000s. A look at our Collaborative Electronic Records Project (CERP) tool.
Description: In the course of my internship at the Smithsonian Archives’ Digital Services Division I’ve worked with myriad digital records, converting both new material and past accessions into formats that can be more easily preserved. But the most exciting part of my time here came when I was given my very own accession, the Devra G. Kleiman Papers, to work on. My task was to copy all of