“An Archives For All Seasons” 2021 Calendar

Give time meaning again with the 2021 “An Archives for All Seasons” monthly calendar. For just $12 you can support two great causes and organize your upcoming year with an intriguing 2021 wall calendar. “An Archives for All Seasons” features images that highlight Virginia’s rich historical and cultural traditions from Continue Reading

Stinky, Smelly, and Funky: De-odorizing Special Collections

This blog post was written by Amy Sullivan, Head of Preservation Services for Mason Libraries. Do you ever wonder how to treat stinky smelly collections? I’ve gotten a surprising number of questions via email and Instagram about that since the pandemic started. Maybe people are trapped at home with odoriferous Continue Reading

Moving into the Modern Archival Age: Archives Space Implementation – Part 2

In my last post on SCRC’s transition to ArchivesSpace, our new Collections Management System, I talked about the steps we took to prepare our collections data to migrate to the new database. Now, it’s time to get into the migration and the details of how ArchivesSpace will ultimately benefit our Continue Reading

Moving into the Modern Archival Age: ArchivesSpace Implementation – Part 1

In January 2020 (which feels like 8 years ago even though it was only 8 months), SCRC made a big change behind the scenes to the way that we store information about our unpublished collections. Many archival institutions use Collections Management Systems, archives-specific databases that archivists use to keep track Continue Reading