Students in the MARA program and those interested in archives and preservation, electronic records management, information governance, and related fields are highly encouraged to visit this blog often. Managed by MARA Program Coordinator Darra Hofman and written by a current MARA student, this blog will keep you current with the MARA community and what’s happening in the profession.



NIRMA Conference

Published: June 22, 2015 by Darren Ilett

NIRMA’s Nuclear Information Management Conference is coming up, August 9-12, 2015, in Summerlin, NV.


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.


MARA Program Advisory Committee Member Takes on New Post

Published: May 22, 2015 by Dr. Pat Franks

Congratulations are in order for Geof Huth, formerly Director of the New York State Archives’ Government Records Services in Albany, NY. Geof has left this post to take on the position of Chief Records Officer for the New York State Unified Court System, New York, NY.


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.


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.


Profile of MARA Student Erin Ferrarelli

Erin Ferrarelli, MARA Student, SJSU iSchoolPublished: April 20, 2015 by Darren Ilett

Erin Ferrarelli is in her second semester of the MARA program. Her goal is to work as an archivist in a museum so that she can pursue her interests in U.S. history, particularly the Civil War era.


Privacy, Confidentiality, and Failure

Published: April 16, 2015 by Darren Ilett

At the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) site, Angelique Carson comments on discussions about privacy and creativity that occurred at the Global Privacy Summit held earlier this spring.


Susan J. Sullivan Presents a Colloquium on Google and Records Management

Published: April 14, 2015 by Darren Ilett

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from Susan J. Sullivan, CRM, who directed the National Archives and Records Administration’s Corporate Records Management Program in DC, earned the AIIM Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the PDF/A Standard, led the Capstone email management implementation at NARA, and is currently the Electronic Content Management System Manager for Pitkin County in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.


Considerations for Cleaning up File Shares

Published: April 9, 2015 by Darren Ilett

A post over at 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.