October 10 is Electronic Records Day. With the help of the Council of State Archivists (COSA), we’re sharing tips for preserving your personal digital collections.
This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Connor Graham, processing archivist The Processing Room is where we clean and organize documents so they can be properly preserved. Removing staples and paperclips, photocopying acidic documents, unfolding papers, and placing records in acid-free folders and boxes are among the basic preservation techniques that […]
This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Kit Carson, Government Services Manager If you’ve ever been to the research room, you’re probably familiar with members of our public services and record services staff. These are the people that prepare and service the records from our holdings for the public to use. […]
This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Richard Hays, reference archivist In order to keep up with the demand for more ways to obtain digital records, the Delaware Public Archives has recently acquired a pair of new microfilm reader-scanners. These microfilm readers provide image quality that greatly surpasses what has previously […]
To recognize Electronic Records Day, we’re sharing a list of ten reasons why everyone should be thinking about electronic records.
As we enter the hurricane and severe storm season, the Delaware Public Archives strongly encourages agencies to evaluate the storage environment of their records. During your assessment and planning, please consider the following: • Damage from leaking roofs • Exposed windows and doors • Damage from flooding due to improper drainage, cracked foundations and high […]