Category Archives: Born-Digital and Electronic Records

A Fond Farewell to Electronic Records Archivist Meg Tuomala

This week we say goodbye to our dear friend and colleague Meg Tuomala, who departs University Archives for a new opportunity. Tuomala, a UNC alum, has served Wilson Library in several capacities–first as a graduate assistant in Special Collections Technical … Continue reading

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Recent and Upcoming Conferences

There have been two recent conferences in our area recently, and another is coming soon.  The annual Librarians’ Association of UNC (LAUNC-CH) conference took place Monday, March 10th at the Friday Center.  If you missed out on the conference, you … Continue reading

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A Finding Aid for Web Archives

We started archiving websites in January 2013 through Archive-It, and now there is a finding aid for our harvested websites.  Our web archives are constantly growing, and we are working on expanding our archiving to YouTube and social media. We … Continue reading

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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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