Are you considering implementing an archival collections management system (ACMS) such as ArchivesSpace or Collective Access? Are you overwhelmed by the process of selecting the right tool for your institution? This webinar--which is based on the original webinar developed by Lisa Spiro and her report about archival management software issued by the Council on Library and Information Resources--will take you through the process of evaluating and selecting a content management system.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify what an archival CMS is
  • Defend the implementation of a CMS
  • Use a sound process for selecting a CMS
  • Discern the factors you should consider when selecting a CMS
  • Select some alternatives to using a CMS

 

Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is participating in the decision on their institution's archival content management system or anyone who anticipates having to make this decision

 

What You Should Already Know:
Basic archival practices and procedures, knowledge of archival arrangement and description, and familiarity with basic IT terminology

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Webinar Outcomes
  • Identify what an archival CMS is
  • Defend the implementation of a CMS
  • Use a sound process for selecting a CMS
  • Discern the factors you should consider when selecting a CMS
  • Select some alternatives to using a CMS
Webinar Information
Date Presented:
March 31, 2015 2:00 PM Eastern
Length:
1 hour, 30 minutes
Archival Collections Management Systems

Veronica Martzahl

 

Veronica Martzahl is the Digital Records Archivist at the Massachusetts Archives where she is responsible for the implementation of a new Archival Collections Management System (ACMS) and Digital Preservation Repository, as well as the arrangement and description of all digital content held by the Archives.

 

Previously she was the Records Archivist at the Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives where she was part of the team that developed an in-house ACMS to support description of physical and digital materials seamlessly.

 

She is a member of the Society of American Archivist, New England Archivists, and the Academy of Certified Archivists. Additionally, she is active in the Council of State Archivists and is co-chair of their State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI). She has served on the SAA Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) education sub-committee from 2012-2015.

 

Veronica holds a Master of Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives and a Master of History from Simmons College.

 

 

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