Why are collectors, organizations, and institutions bringing their collections into the digital age? What makes the effort and cost of digital conservation worthwhile? As users, we can’t know the primary driving force behind the digitization of some of the most impactful collections on the internet, but at Anderson Archival, we’ve seen countless motivations for digitization. […]
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Principal Farica Chang’s guest blog for Young Upstarts stresses the importance of planning and security when moving to a paperless office—or starting an archival project. Some questions to help direct your planning stage are the following: What exactly do you want to digitize? Which physical copies will be shredded and what will be preserved? What […]
Mark Anderson’s guest blog at AIIM (The Association for Intelligent Information Management) addresses the limits of IIM and how to improve results. Human factors can never be replaced by technology because of the intelligence and problem-solving care experts possess. Whether the end result is for a paperless office or a collection of documents, the metadata, […]
Last Saturday, Amy and nine members of the Anderson family gave a presentation to the Missouri Mayflower Society. Mark directed AV while Amy created content and coordinated with family members. In preparation, they reviewed quite a bit of history and continue to be inspired by the lives of these resilient and tough people we know […]
Principal Farica Chang shared the importance of digitizing your “docs and pics” with Grit Daily. While you might not have an original draft of the Declaration of Independence lying around, your collection—whether it contains historical newspapers or your grandparents’ letters from the war—has value to you and to the future. Do you have a historical […]
Is the perceived cost of digitally archiving your collection making you hesitant to move forward with an important project? Monetizing archival collections may be the answer! Monetizing an archival collection involves electronically transforming the collection in a way that allows people to access it online for a fee. You use the digital collection to provide […]
Learn about document restoration, both physical and digital, in this Anderson Archival explainer. What is Digital Document Restoration?
Check out Mark Anderson’s recent guest contribution to The Good Men Project, laying out tips for individuals, families, and organizations to safely preserve their historical documents. Taking the right steps to preserve your important family and community collections now will prevent damage from unexpected disasters or the inevitability of time. Do you have a historical […]
Co-founder of Anderson Archival Mark Anderson recently interviewed with Karen Dybis of Corp! Magazine. All organizations, whether they are families, nonprofit groups, or businesses, have documents that are important in telling their story. These historically valuable papers should be preserved—but what are the best ways to do it?… “Every business has a story to tell,” […]
Is it finally time to kick off that digitization project you’ve been delaying for so long? Many collectors don’t realize how much time and planning go into digitizing a box of old photo albums, let alone a collection that fills an entire room or basement. If you’re applying for funding to help your or your […]