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Archivo Nacional de la Republica de Cuba

Published: November 2, 2015 by Anna Maloney

Earlier this year, the United States restored diplomatic relations with Cuba. To (belatedly) honor this milestone, and in a program-wide effort to engage in an international perspective on archiving, this month’s spotlight is on the Archivo Nacional de le Republica de Cuba (ARNAC).

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Notable Archives: Coca-Cola

Published: September 24, 2015 by Anna Maloney

This semester the MARA blog will have a new feature: a monthly spotlight on a notable archives or records center. We will begin with the Coca-Cola Archives located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Interview with UN Chief of Archives and Records Management

Published: September 11, 2015 by Anna Maloney

The Huffington Post recently conducted a fascinating interview with Bridget Sisk, Chief of the United Nations Archives and Records Management Section. In the interview, Bridget discusses the management of the 60,000+ boxes of UN records. My favorite quote:

“I think people usually have this stereotypical view of archives as, sitting in a dusty old basement looking at paper all day, and actually that couldn’t be more further from the truth. We’re very much on the frontline.”

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Draft of General Records Schedule 6.1

Published: August 10, 2015 by Darren Ilett

Over at Records Express, the official blog of the Office of the Chief Records Officer at the National Archives, Arian Ravanbakhsh announces a draft of the General Records Schedule 6.1.

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State Historical Records Advisory Boards Celebrate 40 Years

Published: July 13, 2015 by Darren Ilett

The National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) is celebrating 40 years of the State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRAB) this year. The SHRAB offer grants to smaller historical societies, museums, libraries, and colleges so that they can preserve their collections and make them accessible.

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Information Governance, Big Data, and Risk

Published: June 1, 2015 by Darren Ilett

On the TechTarget site, Ben Cole interviews Barclay T. Blair on the topics of Information Governance, big data, and risk. Blair argues that the primary risk with big data is the inability to extract value from it.

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Records Management Before and After Email

Published: May 18, 2015 by Darren Ilett

In a blog post from last year, James Lappin, an independent records management consultant and trainer based in the UK, compares records management in corporations before the advent of email with records management today.

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Coca-Cola Launches Coke Bottle Virtual Museum

Published: May 7, 2015 by Darren Ilett

Coca-Cola began their Virtual Archives project a few years ago, and this year, as part of their 100th Anniversary of the Coca-Cola bottle celebration, they have updated the experience with a special Coke Bottle Virtual Museum and a free downloadable mobile app.

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Considerations for Cleaning up File Shares

Published: April 9, 2015 by Darren Ilett

A post over at CMSWire.com Mimi Dionne offers tips for cleaning up file shares, including ways to deal with duplicate objects; disposing of significant, unique objects; and determining whether to keep, move, delete, or archive.