2017 Articles Archives

New Looks at Presidential Library Museums

Posted on 1/11/2017
In his latest column, 10th Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero shares with NAGARA members recent renovations at Presidential library museums.

2017 Western Archives Institute

Posted on 1/18/2017
the Western Archives Institute, an intensive, two-week program co-sponsored by the California State Archives and Society of California Archivists that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgr

From the AOTUS: Remembering World War I

Posted on 1/31/2017
This year and next we observe the centennial of World War I, or the Great War, as it was known in its time...

NAGARA Appoints Rachel Muse to Serve on Joint Issues and Awareness Working Group

Posted on 1/31/2017
Rachel Muse, Senior Archivist at the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, has been appointed by the NAGARA Board of Directors to serve on the CoSA/NAGARA/SAA/RAAC Joint Issues and Awareness Working Group.

2017 SAA Conference Blog now LIVE!

Posted on 2/10/2017
SAA 2017 conference blog is LIVE!

Society of American Archivists seek nominations for Various Awards

Posted on 2/13/2017
SAA seek nominations for various awards by February 28, 2017.


Posted on 3/15/2017
Does your organization manage and preserve digital content? If so, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) is interested in hearing from you!

From the AOTUS: NARA’s Role under the Presidential Records Act and the Federal Records Act

Posted on 3/31/2017
As we are now just a few months into a new Presidency, it is good time to go over our agency’s authority concerning Presidential and Federal records.

CoSA Webinar: Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives: Update and Discussion

Posted on 4/17/2017
Please join us on Tuesday, April 18th for a specially arranged presentation from the Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives.

National Archives Announces a New Model for the Preservation & Accessibility of Presidential Records

Posted on 5/3/2017
The National Archives and Records Administration announced today a new model for the preservation and accessibility of Presidential records.

From the AOTUS: A New Model for Preserving Presidential Records

Posted on 5/25/2017
The plans for the Obama Presidential Center are unfolding and highlight the vital role that the National Archives plays as custodian of our nation’s records. The following is an excerpt of an interview with David Ferriero, Archivist of the United Sta

Digitizing State Records May Not Be Cheaper, Experts Say

Posted on 5/30/2017
The state of Illinois has always leased space to store documents, but recently lawmakers have been critical of the Rauner administration spending $2.4 million over five years on a Springfield warehouse.

Day of Data for Digitization Cost Calculator

Posted on 6/8/2017
Federal funding is now available to state and local governments and certain private non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornado

Passing of Dan Cantrall

Posted on 7/20/2017
Dan Cantrall, first webmaster for NAGARA, who not only created NAGARA’s web-presence but added to and maintained its web-pages for more than 10 years has passed.

From the AOTUS: Reclaiming Stolen History

Posted on 7/28/2017
NARA's primary mission is to provide access to the records in our control. We recognize that these records are of incalculable value to people looking to understand their history, seek out evidence, and document rights...

New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board Call for Consultants

Posted on 8/15/2017
The New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board (NMHRAB) is conducting a search for qualified archivists, conservators, and records managers to do consulting work with historical records repositories.

Solicitation for Comments: NARA's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Posted on 8/24/2017
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites comments on the draft of their 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Missouri State Archives Case Study

Posted on 9/21/2017
The Missouri State Archives encourages other NAGARA members to review this recently completed case study demonstrating to other institutions that managing electronic records does not have to come at an incredible cost.

From the AOTUS: Ensuring Relevancy for the 21st Century and Beyond

Posted on 10/3/2017
In the first year of each administration, Federal agencies revise their strategic plans and outline goals for the next four years. We posted our draft Strategic Plan for review and comment in August.

What We’re Looking For: Taking Your Session Proposal from Good to Excellent

Posted on 10/31/2017
ARCHIVES*RECORDS Program Committee members’ thoughts on what they’ll be looking for during the proposal evaluation process.

From the AOTUS: Remembering Vietnam, 50 Years After

Posted on 12/13/2017
More than 50 years after the United States committed combat troops to the war in Vietnam, and more than 40 years since the war ended, the complexity of the conflict is still being unraveled.