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Electronic Records Section

Welcome to the Electronic Records Section!

The Section functions as a locus of expertise, leadership, and information sharing for SAA regarding management and preservation of records in electronic form.

Recent News & Announcements

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gallery One blends art, technology, and interpretation. It includes real works from the museum’s collection as well as interactive, technology-based activities and games.
The deadline for submitting nominations and self-nominations for leadership positions in the Electronic Records Sections has been extended to Friday, June 19.
It’s time for Caption These Bits! round three! You’re digital pun experts now, right? Once a month, bloggERS! invites readers to submit captions for images related to electronic records and the history of technology, sourced from archives around the world. Submit your caption below by 6/19. Digital archives, preservation, and curation humor encouraged.
If you’ve got links to ingest workflows, transfer guidelines, in-house best practices, digital materials surveys, or any other formal or informal procedures that just might maybe, kinda, one day be helpful to another archivist, why not post or describe them in the comments?
Election season is fast approaching and the Electronic Records Section has some exciting opportunities for service.
An alumnus from Carleton College donated the first computer used by our student newspaper, The Carletonian, a late 1980’s MacintoshPlus. How would you go about salvaging the files from this device?
We're pleased to announce the winner of the latest bloggERS! Caption these Bits! contest.
Heads up for anyone with an interest in video game preservation: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is seeking an exemption to the Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies (17 USC §1201(a)(1)).
Once a month, bloggERS invites readers to submit captions for images related to electronic records and the history of technology, sourced from archives around the world. Submit your caption below by 4/22. Digital archives, preservation, and curation humor encouraged.
John Rees, Archivist and Digital Resources Manager at the National Library of Medicine, discusses the challenges for archivists of identifying and redacting personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI) in born-digital content.
Thanks to everyone who cast a vote in bloggERS! inaugural caption contest! Check out the winning caption.
With an expanding capacity to store information in the digital age, do archivists still need to consider the size of collections in making appraisal decisions?
The bloggERS! editorial team voted for the top three captions and now we need your help to choose the winner. Cast your vote for your favorite caption by 3/23 and then we'll announce the winner.
Once a month, bloggERS will invite readers to submit captions for images related to electronic records and the history of technology, sourced from archives around the world. Submit your caption below by 3/17. Digital archives, preservation, and curation humor encouraged.
Check out the latest bloggERS! post, Big Data and Big Challenges for Archives, by Glen McAninch. It's based on a breakout session at the ERS section meeting of last year’s SAA annual meeting.
In the latest post on bloggERS! Nat Wilson, Digital Archivist at Carleton College, discusses the need to move towards automation in descriptive metadata creation. What are your thoughts?
We are pleased to announce the launch of bloggERS!, the blog of the Electronic Records Section. Developed as a forum to share information, resources, and ideas within the electronic records community,
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