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.


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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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.

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Profile of MARA Alumnus Ryan Wadleigh

Published: March 26, 2015 by Darren Ilett

MARA alumnus Ryan Wadleigh now works as a Records Management Specialist for King County, a local government in Washington State and the 14th largest county in the US by population.


RBMS Conference Scholarships

Published: March 19, 2015 by Darren Ilett

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers scholarships to subsidize first-time conference attendance by students, professional librarians, and qualified paraprofessionals. The deadline is March 27, 2015.