Archive | April, 2012

MayDay! Create a Game Plan

Mayday is an international emergency distress signal derived from the French m’aider, which means “help me.” The MayDay effort to prepare for disasters has grown to be a national initiative. On May 1, libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations across the country will take one simple step to protect the art, artifacts, records, books, […]

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Outsourcing Digitization

Digitization:  we all know it’s the one way to improve preservation and access to collections and bring our institutions into the 21st century, but it is a daunting task.  Choices need to be made on what to digitize, how to digitize, where  to host the digital records, and how to ensure those records are maintained […]

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