MARA Blog

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MARA Blog

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 and Professor Patricia Franks and written by a current MARA student, this blog will keep you current with the MARA community and what’s happening in the profession.

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The Internet Archive Turns 20

Published: January 28, 2016 by Anna Maloney

In 2016, the Internet Archive celebrates its 20-year anniversary. Created in 1996 to capture and preserve websites and web pages, the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is the front-end, user interface for these archived sites. This week, Forbes’ Kalev Leetaru looks into the history of this complex data capture and the organization’s Worldwide Web Crawls. The image below, from February 20, 1997, is the first SJSU homepage capture available through the Wayback Machine.

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MARA Student Profile: Catherine Folnovic

Published: January 13, 2016 by Anna Maloney

The MARA program’s unique blend of archival studies and RIM, plus the online format, allows student Catherine Folnovic to keep working while receiving the professional credentials she needs to advance her career. 

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Follow-up Thoughts from Robert Smallwood

Published: November 12, 2015 by Anna Maloney

Those of you who attended asked about job/internship leads and skills to prepare one for positions in Information Governance and related careers.  Robert Smallwood, who spoke on 11/05, wanted me to share the following with those who attended. But I thought all MARA students might be interested:

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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.”