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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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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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Building a Data Governance Team

Published: August 3, 2015 by Darren Ilett

A post at Enterprise Apps Today discusses how to build a data government team, including tips on understanding data needs, thoughts about how team change over time, and a description of various team structures. Read more at the original post.

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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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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.