Category Archives: Born-Digital and Electronic Records

NARA’s Capstone Email Initiative: A Virtual Discussion

Last week, Electronic Records Archivist Meg Tuomala participated in a virtual discussion about the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) Capstone Email Initiative, which gives guidance on a new way for federal agencies to manage email records. The discussion was … Continue reading

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#YourUNCArchive: Social Media in the Archives at UNC

Did you know that there are over 100 official Twitter accounts maintained by UNC departments and organizations? UNC is also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Flickr.  You can see an index of UNC’s social media presence at http://www.unc.edu/social/. At … Continue reading

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C-A-R-O-L-I-N-A: www.unc.edu circa 1997

The UNC Libraries started a web archiving project in January 2013 (read more about that here), but the Internet Archive has been saving websites for much, much longer. In fact, they have saved over 366 BILLION web pages since 1996, … Continue reading

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Web archiving fulfills RM needs, too

A few weeks ago, we posted about UARMS’ web archiving program and the work we’re doing to collect and preserve University websites. As archivists, we see websites as important documents that are a fundamental part of today’s culture. Many websites … Continue reading

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Saving UNC’s Slice of the Web

If you have ever stumbled across a webpage with this banner across the top of it, you’ve encountered the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine was developed by the Internet Archive in 1996 to start archiving the web, and since then … Continue reading

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Cleaning House

Recently UNC Libraries launched a new, redesigned website. As any archivist should, we took this opportunity to look at some of the older, somewhat outdated content of the previous website and flag materials for archiving. Amongst other items, we decided … Continue reading

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Ice Cold

This Friday will be the first day of Summer, and after the past few hot and sticky days we’ve had here in Chapel Hill I thought we could all use some icy imagery to help us stay cool… This image, … Continue reading

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Meg Tuomala Appointed Electronic Records Archivist

University Archives and Records Management Services is pleased to announce that Meg Tuomala has re-joined our staff, this time as the Electronic Records Archivist. Her first day was December 3, 2012. In this position, Meg will be responsible for ensuring … Continue reading

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General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC General Administration have a new records retention schedule!

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Records Management Tip #2: Managing Your Email

Email has become an invaluable tool for conducting business at the university, but each university email is a public record, which means that it must be retained for a specific period of time and can’t always be deleted when you … Continue reading

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