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  • Putting the Digital Preservation Capacity Self-Assessment Results to Work for You by Veronica Martzahl In the lead up to the 2022 Digital Preservation Capacity Self-Assessment survey launch, ...

  • Images: Graves County Courthouse, exterior and interior of clerk's office, Mayfield, KY (provided by KDLA) The Council of State Archivists and the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc., recently joined ...

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    By Lori Ashley CoSA’s Digital Preservation Capability Self-Assessment survey is a high-level framework of requirements from ISO 14721 and ISO 16363. This is the fifth and final blog in the BACKER series ...

  • By Helen Wong Smith, MLIS, CA, FSAA Archivist for University Records, University of Hawai’i and Cultural Competency Consultant on CoSA’s Building Archival Capacity for Keeping Electronic Records (BACKER) ...

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    Position Advertisement: Executive Director Application deadline: February 1, 2022 Download the complete Position Advertisement PDF Overview The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is accepting ...

  • DPCMM 2022: Questions Part 4

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    By Lori Ashley CoSA’s Digital Preservation Capability Self-Assessment survey is a high-level framework of requirements from ISO 14721 and ISO 16363. This is the fourth in a series ...

  • By Lori Ashley CoSA’s Digital Preservation Capability Self-Assessment survey is a high-level framework of requirements from ISO 14721 and ISO 16363. This is the third in a series of five (5) ...

  • By Lori Ashley CoSA’s Digital Preservation Capability Self-Assessment survey is a high-level framework of requirements from ISO 14721 and ISO 16363. This is the second in a series of five (5) blog ...

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    by Veronica Martzahl and Lori Ashley CoSA’s Digital Preservation Capability Self-Assessment survey is a high-level framework of requirements from ISO 14721 and ISO 16363, two standards embraced by ...

  • 2022 DPCMM: GPO Interview Part 2

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    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: ...

  • 2022 DPCMM: GPO Interview Part 1

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    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) ...

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    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 ...

  • 2022 DPCMM: Archival Repositories

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    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 ...

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    CoSA is excited to share that the #ACENSUSII #AllArchivistsSurvey is now live! Please take the survey and share the link with other staff. This is a major nationwide survey of the archives ...

  • 2022 DPCMM: History of the DPCMM

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    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 ...