BACKER: Building Archival Capacity for Keeping Electronic Records

BACKER: Building Archival Capacity for Keeping Electronic Records

We are pleased to announce that CoSA is the recipient of an IMLS National Leadership Grant in the amount of $475,000 over three years to develop and deliver new and expanded technical assistance, educational programming, and training to state and territorial government archives to strengthen their digital records preservation and accessibility capacities. The project includes 1) updating self-assessment tools and best practices for digital preservation programs; 2) direct assistance and mentoring to improve digital preservation programs, including digitization planning and related policy development; and 3) accelerating development and implementation of digital preservation planning and cultural competence awareness and skill-building educational and training programs in a variety of formats in order to facilitate continued learning and sharing among archives staff. The work of the grant is named BACKER: Building Archival Capacity for Keeping Electronic Records.

BACKER Resources

  • CoSA is grateful for our friends at the Government Publishing Office (GPO) sharing with us their work on standards and accreditation in this two part interview. Part one of the interview is available here: ...

  • CoSA is grateful for our friends at the Government Publishing Office (GPO) sharing with us their work on standards and accreditation in this two part interview. The Government Publishing Office (GPO) ...

  • by Veronica Martzahl and Lori Ashley BACKER Blog: International Digital Preservation Standards ISO 14721:2012 The Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) was originally ...

  • by Veronica Martzahl and Lori Ashley Archival Repositories Come in Many Shapes and Sizes Archives manage different types of collections in a variety of repositories. The word “repository” is ...

  • by VeronicaMartzahl Since 2011, the Council of State Archivists has made a targeted effort to assess and support state and territorial electronic records management and preservation programs through ...

  • CoSA Received IMLS National Leadership Grant We are pleased to announce that CoSA is the recipient of an IMLS National Leadership Grant in the amount of $475,000 over three years to develop and deliver ...