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Archives Awareness: Fashion Archivist

Published: March 22, 2019 by Katie Kuryla

Did you ever imagine that there could be a position for an archivist in the fashion industry? Between hanging a knit dress and storing shoes in plastic bins, there are many ways to accidentally ruin fashion pieces but Julie Ann Clauss is a fashion archivist who works to help people properly store their clothing.

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International Directory of National Archives Seeks Students, Alumni for Spring Semester

Published: November 29, 2016 by Anna Maloney

Books have been written about national archives in the past, usually focusing on the national archives of a particular nation. However, none have concentrated on the national archives of all 195 countries recognized through the United Nations (plus Taiwan, which is not so recognized). The International Directory of National Archives, to be co-edited by Dr. Anthony Bernier and Dr. Pat Franks, will serve as a single source of information about national archives around the globe.

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Federal Agencies Managing Information as a Strategic Resource

Published: August 10, 2016 by Dr. Pat Franks

On July 28, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget released a revision of OMB Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource. If you’re a member of ARMA International, you’ll be pleased to know that the organization made a number of recommendations to the initial proposed revisions in a November 2015 comment letter, some of which were integrated into this document. 

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What is Knowledge Management?

Published: June 22, 2016 by Anna Maloney

Students who earn their graduate degree from the MARA program have attained a well-rounded and current education in archives and records management. Specifically, “as a MARA graduate, you will be prepared to develop and manage records and information programs [and] to contribute to the organization by leveraging your expertise to analyze workflows and streamline business practices.” But could a MARA grad move on to a career in knowledge management?

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Resources for Job Seekers

Published: June 1, 2016 by Anna Maloney

Whether you are a recent graduate, a current student, or a prospective student, bookmark this list of resources to learn more about the archives and records job market.

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Considerations for Cleaning up File Shares

Published: April 9, 2015 by Darren Ilett

A post over at CMSWire.com 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.