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

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.
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