Session 3: MacGyvering the Archives


In theory, theory and practice are the same thing; in practice, they are not. There are standards in the archives field, but we all know that sometimes the standards are not practical for everyone. It does not make us lesser archivists to not meet every single standard and in fact, it makes us better archivists because we must be more creative to overcome our challenges. There is nothing stopping us from accomplishing goals-even major goals-without large budgets or staff. In this session, see how six organizations manage to ensure their collections are preserved and made available without high-end tools and procedures.