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Electronic and Special Media Records Services:
Staff Bibliography

Selected Publications and Presentations Related to Electronic Records

The staff of the Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division not only appraises, accessions, preserves and provides access to records in the National Archives, but also engages in a wide variety of professional activities. The following articles, presentations and other writings provide information about NARA's custodial program for electronic records and the burgeoning field of Electronic Records, as well as the staff's other works.

The bibliography lists a selection of publications, presentations, CIDS papers, and unpublished manuscripts authored by current and former members of NWME while staff at the National Archives and Records Administration.

To request unpublished materials, please email cer@nara.gov.


Selected Publications

Abrams, Brett L.

  • Capital Sporting Grounds: A History of Stadium and Ballpark Construction in Washington, D.C. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.

  • Hollywood Bohemians: Transgressive Sexuality and the Selling of the Movieland Dream. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008.

  • Contributor, Duncan, Joyce, ed. Encyclopedia of Sport in American Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2005.

  • "Latitude in Mass-Produced Culture's Capital: New Women and Other Players in Hollywood, 1920-1941," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Volume 25, Number 2, 2004.

  • Contributor, Stein, Marc, ed. Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 2003.

  • Contributor, Aldrich, Robert, ed. Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History, London: Routledge, 2001.

  • "The First Hollywood Blacklist: The Major Studios Deal with the Conference of Studio Unions, 1941-47." Southern California Quarterly 77 (Fall 1995): 215-253.

Adams, Margaret O.

Adams, Margaret O., Micah Altman, Jonathan Crabtree, Darrell Donakowski, Marc Maynard, Amy Pienta and Copeland H. Young

  • "Digital Preservation through Archival Collaboration: The Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences." American Archivist 72, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2009): 170-184.

Adams, Margaret O. and Bruce L. Ambacher

  • "Utilizing Computer-Readable Records." Organization of American Historians Newsletter 17, No. 1 (February 1989): 12-13.

Adams, Margaret O. and Thomas E. Brown

  • "Myths and Realities About the 1960 Census." Prologue 32, No. 4 (Winter 2000): 266-270.

  • "Myths and Realities about the 1960 Census." Association of Public Data Users Newsletter 22 No. 9, (September 1997): 8-9, 16.

Adams, Margaret O., Myron P. Gutmann, Mark Abrahamson, Micah Altman, Caroline Arms, Kenneth Bollen, Michael Carlson, Jonathan Crabtree, Darrell Donakowski, Gary King, Jared Lyle, Marc Maynard, Amy Pienta, Richard Rockwell, Lois Timms-Ferrara, and Copeland H. Young

  • "From Preserving the Past to Preserving the Future: The Data-PASS Project and the Challenges of Preserving Digital Social Science Data." Library Trends 57, No. 3 (Winter 2009): 315-337.

Adams, Margaret O. and Theodore J. Hull

  • "Electronic Communications for Reference Services: A Case Study." Government Information Quarterly 12, No. 3 (1995): 297-308.

Adams, Margaret O. and Sharon Gibbs Thibodeau

  • "The Government Information Locator Service: Origins and Potential." Journal of Government Information 23, No. 4 (1996): 453-462.

Ambacher, Bruce I.

  • Ed. Thirty Years of Electronic Records. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003.

  • "The Evolution of Processing Procedures for Electronic Records." In Thirty Years of Electronic Records, ed. Bruce I. Ambacher. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003: 43-62.

  • "Preservation of Federal Electronic Records at the National Archives and Records Administration." Of Significance: A Topical Journal of the Association of Public Data Users: Preservation of Public Data 2, No. 2 (2000): 20-27.

  • "Overview of Archival Practices and Issues." PE&RS, Journal of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing LXIII, No. 10 (October 1997): 115-116.

  • "The Modern Archives Institute: A History and Profile of Recent Students." Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference 18, No. 2 (1993): 109-119.

  • "Managing Machine-Readable Archives." In Managing Archives and Archival Institutions, ed. James Gregory Bradsher. London: Mansell Publishing Ltd., 1988: 121-133.

Ambacher, Bruce I. and James Gregory Bradsher

  • "Archival Sampling: A Method of Appraisal and a Means of Retention." MARAC Technical Leaflet Series No. 8. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 1992.

Ambacher, Bruce I. and Charles M. Dollar

  • "National Archives: Data Transfer and Storage." In Reanalyzing Program Evaluations: Policies and Practice for Secondary Analysis of Social and Educational Programs, ed.

Robert F. Boruch. Washington, DC: Jossey-Bass, 1981.

  • "The National Archives and Secondary Analysis." In New Directions for Program Evaluations: Secondary Analysis 4, ed. Robert F. Boruch, 1-6. Washington, DC: Jossey-Bass, 1978.

Brown, Thomas E.

Brown, Thomas E. and Patricia Aronsson

  • "Government Archivists and Government Automation: The Odd Couple." Government Publications Review 13, No. 5 (1986): 561-570

Brown, Thomas E. and William A. Reader

  • The Archival Management of Machine Readable Records in Data Base Management Systems: A Technical Information Leaflet. Pittsburgh: Archives and Museum Informatics, 1987.

Cameron, Ross

  • "Appraisal Strategies for Machine-Readable Case Files." Provenance: Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists 1, No. 1 (Spring 1983): 49-55.

Cassedy, James

  • "A Bond of Sympathy: The Life and Tragic Death of Fannie Sellins." Labor's Heritage 4, No. 4 (Winter 1992): 34-47.

Conrad, Mark

  • "Early Intervention: The NHPRC's Electronic Records Program." In Thirty Years of Electronic Records, ed. Bruce I. Ambacher. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003: 167-186.

  • "Electronic Records in the U.S. Federal Government: One Archivist's Experience." In For the Record: Data Archives, Electronic Records, Access to Research Information and the Needs of the Research Community. Dublin, Ireland: Institute of Public Administration, 1996: 64-72.

  • "To Have and to Hold?: Archival Responsibility in the Electronic Age." Irish Archives 13, No. 1 (Spring, 1996): 36-39.

  • "Reeling Them In: Accessioning the Electronic Records of the United States Government." IASSIST Quarterly 18, No. 1/2 (Spring/Summer 1994): 11-13.

  • "Evaluation and Appraisal of University Administrative Computing Datasets." IASSIST Quarterly 15, No. 2 (Summer 1991): 10-13.

Eaton, Fynnette

Gladwin, Lee A.

Harrison, Donald F.

  • Ed. Automation in Archives: A Collection of Essays from the Fall 1990 Meeting of Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Washington, DC: DL Printing, Inc., 1991.

  • "Computers, Electronic Data, and the Vietnam War." Archivaria 26, Summer 1988): 18-26.

  • "Machine-Readable Sources for the Study of the War in Vietnam." In Databases in the Humanities and Social Sciences-4: Proceedings of the International Conference on Databases in the Humanities and Social Sciences, ed. Lawrence J. McCrank. Medford, NJ: Learned Information, Inc., 1987: 279-291.

Harrison, Donald F. and W. Jon Heddesheimer

  • "Downloading for PC Users, Part I: The U.S. Government Experience." IASSIST Quarterly 11, No. 1 (Spring 1987): 3-10.

Harrison, Donald F. and Edie Hedlin

  • "The National Archives and Electronic Data." Reference Services Review 16, No. 1/2 (1988): 13-24.

Henry, Linda J.

Henry, Linda J. and Tom Southerly

  • "Archivists and Statistical Literacy." Of Significance: A Topical Journal of the Association of Public Data Users: Statistical Literacy 1, No. 1 (1999): 31-34.

Hull, Theodore J.

Hull, Theodore J. and Albin Wagner

  • "The ARCHIVES Listserv: Life in the Fast Lane of the Information Highway." MicroMARC:amc Users Group Newsletter 7, No. 3 (Summer 1994): 18-19.

LaMotta, Greg

  • "Electronic Records in the National Archives Relating to the History of Agriculture and Rural America." Agricultural History 70, No. 2 (Spring 1996): 439-448.

  • "The Virgin Islands Progressive Guide and the Development of Political Parties in the United States Virgin Islands, 1937-1946." The Journal of Caribbean History 28, No. 1 (1994): 63-83.

Long, Suzanna M.

  • "Documenting Federal Scientific and Technical Information (STI): A Discussion of Appraisal Criteria and Applications for the National Archives and Records Administration." Journal of Government Information 22, No. 4 (1995): 311-319.

McGovern, Nancy

  • "U.S. National Archives." In Archives of Data-Processing History: A Guide to Major U.S. Collections, ed. James W. Cortada. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, 1990: 1-30.

  • "Records in the National Archives Relating to the Early Involvement of the U.S. Government in Data Processing, 1880's to 1950's." National Archives Reference Information Paper No. 76, 1988.

McGovern, Nancy and Thomas Ruller

  • "An Introduction." In special section "Archives and Electronic Records," ASIS Bulletin 20, No. 1 (October/November 1993): 9-10.

  • "The Society of American Archivists." In special section "Archives and Electronic Records," ASIS Bulletin 20, No. 1 (October/November, 1993): 23-24.

Minnick, Al

Pugsley, Andrea

Reid, Lydia

Stadel-Bevans, Cheryl and Elaine D. Engst

  • "The Cornell University Electronic Records Project." Annotation 28, No. 4 (December 2000): 9, 13.

Thibodeau, Kenneth

  • "The Survival of Records (and Records Management) in the Twenty-First Century." In Proceedings of DigCCurr2009: Digital Curration - Practice, Promise & Prospects, April 1-3, 2009, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC USA, eds. Helen R. Tibbo, Carolyn Hank, Christopher A. Lee and Rachael Clemens. Chapel Hill, NC: School of Information and Library Science, 2009: 26-30.

  • "NARA's Electronic Records Archives Program." Law Library Journal 96:4 (Fall 2004): 633-642.

  • "Building the Future: The Electronic Records Archives Program." In Thirty Years of Electronic Records, ed. Bruce I. Ambacher. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003: 91-104.

  • "Overview of Technological Approaches to Digital Preservation and Challenges in Coming Years." In CLIR Reports, pub107, Conference Proceedings of The State of Digital Preservation: An International Perspective, Washington, D.C., April 24-25, 2002. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2002: 4-31.

  • "Building the Archives of the Future: Advances in Preserving Electronic Records at the National Archives and Records Administration." Archivi & Computer: Automazione e Beni Culturali 12, No. 2 (2002): 29-60.

  • "Preserving Records, Saving Appearances: Perspectives on Digital Preservation." In How Do You Know It's The Real Thing 2? Proceedings of an International Symposium on Preserving Authentic Electronic Records, 17 February 2000, Vancouver, BC, Canada, ed. Luigi Sarno. Vancouver, BC: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 2001: 93-112.

  • "Digital Preservation Techniques: Evaluating the Options," Archivi & Computer: Automazione e Beni Culturali 11, No. 2 (2001): 101-109.

  • "The Unsteady State of the Art of Preserving Electronic Records." In Il Mondo degli Archivi. Speciale VI Conferenza Europea degli Archivi, Firenze 2001 9 (2). Rome, Italy: ANAI, 2001: 26-29. (Text in Italian, English and French.)

  • "Building the Archives of the Future: Advances in Preserving Electronic Records at the National Archives and Records Administration." D-Lib Magazine 7, No. 2 (February 2001). An earlier versions of this paper was presented at the Digital Library Forum 2000, November 19, 2000.

  • "Preservation and Migration of Electronic Records: The State of the Issue." In Autorità per l'informatica nella pubblica amministrazione - Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, La conservazione dei documenti informatici. Aspetti organizzativi e tecnici. Seminario di studio, Roma 30 ottobre 2000. Rome: Autorità per l'informatica nella ubblica Amministrazione, 2000: 43-48, and Resumenes de las Ponencias, XIV Congreso Internacional de Archivos, Sevilla 2000, España. Madrid: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, 2000: 11-13 (Spanish), 53-55 (English), 93-96 (French), 135-138 (German), 181-184 (Russian).

  • "Rupture ou continuite: l'evaluation des archives au seuil de l'epoque numerique." Archives 31, No. 3 (1999-2000): 61-72.

  • "The Preservation of Electronic Records: Technical Aspects." Archivi per la Storia XII, No. 1-2 (1999): 245-249.

  • "L'impacte des archives électroniques sur l'évaluation: trente ans d'expériences aux Archives Nationales des Étas Unis." Groupe Interdisciplinaire de recherche en Archivistique, L'évaluation des archives: des nécessités de la gestion aux exigences du témoignage, Troisième symposium en archivistique. Université de Montréal, March 27, 1998: 320-329.

  • "International Research: Appraisal and Preservation of Scientific Databases." Archivum 43 (1997): 320-329.

  • "Planning for Preservation of Digital Information: an Archival Perspective." In Proceedings of the 6th Annual Federal Depository Library Conference. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1997: 176-178.

  • "Boundaries and Transformations: An Object-Oriented Strategy for Preservation of Electronic Records." In Proceedings of the DLM Forum on Electronic Records, Brussels, 18-20 December 1996. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1997: 161-167.

  • "Managing Archival Records in the Information Age: Fundamental Challenges." In Information Policies in the 1990s, eds. Peter Hernon, Charles McClure, and Harold Relyea. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1996: 279-295.

  • "Digitizing Information and Committing to Electronic Systems. The Life Cycle of Government Information: Challenges of Electronic Innovation." 1995 FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies, March 24, 1995. Washington, DC: Federal Library and Information Center Committee, 1995: 3-4.

  • "Preserving Scientific Information on the Physical Universe." IASSIST Quarterly 19, No. 4 (Winter 1995): 25-29.

  • "Electronic Records Activities at the National Archives and Records Administration (USA)." In Playing for Keeps: The Proceedings of an Electronic Records Management Conference Hosted by the Australian Archives, Canberra Australia, 8-10 November 1994, ed. Stephen Yorke. Canberra, Australia: Australian Archives, 1995: 34-51.

  • "Electronic Records Activities at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration." Archives and Museum Informatics Technical Report 18 (1993): 55-57.

  • Review of Les Sciences en Alsace, 1538-1988. ISIS 84, No. 2 (June 1993) 359 - 360.

  • "National Archives and Records Administration." In Proceedings: Managing Terabyte Databases in the 90s and Beyond. McLean, VA: Mitre Corp., 1993: 45-47.

  • "The Long Haul: Storing Data At The National Archives." In NSSDC Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies for Space and Earth Science Applications, Vol. 1. Greenbelt, MD: NASA, 1992: I-183-187.

  • "Study of Federal Databases Completed." National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators (NAGARA): Clearinghouse 8, No. 1 (1992): 8.

  • "A Study of Federal Data Bases." In Proceedings of the 151st Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Government Statistics Division, Atlanta, GA, August 18-22, 1991. Washington, DC: American Statistical Association, 1991: 48-51.

  • "To Be or Not To Be: Archives for Electronic Records." Archives and Museum Informatics Technical Report 13 (1991): 1-13.

  • "Information Resources Management In Context and Contest." In Proceedings of the International Council on Archives' Symposium on Current Records, National Archives of Canada (May 15-17, 1989). New York: K.G. Saur, 1990: 191-200.

  • Review of Science and Creation: From Eternal Cycles to an Oscillating Universe, by Stanley L. Jaki. Isis 67, No. 1 (Mar 1976): 112.

  • "Machine Readable Archives and Future History." Computers and the Humanities 10, No. 2 (Mar-Apr 1976): 89-92.

  • "Science and the Reformation: The Case of Strasbourg." The Sixteenth Century Journal 7, No. 1 (Apr 1976): 35-50.

Thibodeau, Kenneth and Luciana Duranti

  • "The InterPARES International Research Project." The Information Management Journal 35, No. 1 (January 2001): 44-54.

Thibodeau, Kenneth, Reagan Moore and Chaitanya Baru and Robert Chadduck

Thibodeau, Kenneth and Daryll R. Prescott

  • "Reengineering Records Management: the U.S. Department of Defense, Records Management Task Force." Archivi & Computer: Automazione e Beni Culturali 1 (1996): 71-78.

Zeimer, Heidi and Ben DeWhitt


Selected Presentations

Adams, Margaret O.

  • "Historical Electronic Records Related to the Cold War Preserved in the National Archives and Records Administration." Presented at the conference on "The Power of Free Inquiry and Cold War International History," sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration and the University of Maryland, 25 - 26 September 1998.

  • "Diversity in Reference Services for Electronic Records at NARA." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Chicago, IL, 29 August 1997.

  • "An Overview of the Holdings and Services of the Center for Electronic Records at the National Archives and Records Administration." Presented at the Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, 11 October 1996.

  • "Not Your Traditional Archives: Electronic Records and the Historian." Presented at the Annual Meeting of Organization of American Historians, Washington, DC, 1 April 1995.

  • "Saving the Past of the Future: Long-Term Access to Networked Information." Presented at Special Interest Group on Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval (SIGNIDR VI), 24 March 1995.

  • "Converging Professions? Data Archivists, Data Librarians... Archivists, Librarians, and Information Scientists." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, 27 October 1993.

  • "Patterns of Use of Electronic Records from a Government Archives." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, New Orleans, LA, 2 September 1993.

  • "Archival Reference and Use: New Trends and Development in Reference Services for Electronic Records." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), 8 May 1992.

  • "The National Archives - Center for Electronic Records." Presented at the American Political Science Association Short Course: A Spectrum of Data Resources from Four Archives, Washington, DC, 28 April 1991.

Ambacher, Bruce I.

  • "Developing Standards for Retained Scientific Records: What is An Archives?" Presented at ISO Consultative Committee for Space Systems, 30 August 1997.

  • "Translating the U.S. National Archives Electronic Records Experience." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, San Diego, CA, August 1996.

  • "The Federal Geographic Data Committee: Raising Archival Consciousness in the Spatial Data Community." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, 1994.

  • "Automating Accessions Planning at NARA." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, New Orleans, LA, 5 September 1993.

  • "The National Archives' Expanding Electronic Records Program." 2 August 1991.

  • "The NARA Life Cycle Coordination Project." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), Albany, NY, May 1989.

  • "A Federal Perspective on the Report of the Committee on the Records of Government." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, 31 October 1985.

  • "Statistical Sampling of Case Files in the FBI Central Records System." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), 1981.

  • "Benefits from Inventorying and Scheduling Machine-Readable Records." Presented at the Records Management Workshop sponsored by the Wisconsin Survey of Machine Readable Public Records, November 1980.

  • "Case Studies of Inventorying and Scheduling Federal Machine-Readable Records." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, 1980.

  • "Secondary Analysis Using Computers." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), 19 May 1979.

  • "Regional Archival Associations: Other Perspectives." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), date unknown.

Bhatia, Sharmila

  • "Presentation for Session 307 Moving Targets: Identifying Evolving Needs in Electronic Records Education." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, San Francisco, CA, 28 August 2008.

  • "Presentation for the Privacy and Confidentiality Roundtable: Privacy Issues in the Electronic Records Environment." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, San Francisco, CA, 27 August 2008.

Brown, Thomas E.

  • "FOIA and Electronic Records: Meeting the Technical Requirements of the Requester." Presentation at American Society of Access Professionals, 1993.

Conrad, Mark

  • "Datasets by Design: Archival Input into Systems Design." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), San Francisco, CA, 3 May 1994.

  • "From the Trenches: Scheduling the Electronic Records of the United States Government." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), Edinburgh, Scotland, 11 May 1993.

  • "Reeling Them In: Accessioning the Electronic Records of the United States Government." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), Madison, WI, 29 May 1992.

Dimkoff, Diane L.

  • "Adaptive Use, Or Making Use of Who We Have.... Datasets by Design: Archival Input into Systems Design." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), Spring 1992.

Eaton, Fynnette

  • "Automated Preservation of Electronic Records: A Case Study of the Archival Preservation System." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Washington, DC, 2 September 1995.

  • "It's the Message, Not the Medium." Presented at Special Interest Group on CD Applications and Technology (SIGCAT) '95, Reston, VA, May 1995.

  • "Electronic Records and Preservation." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, New Orleans, LA, September 1993.

  • "Electronic Media and Preservation." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), Edinburgh, Scotland, 13 May 1993.

  • "Possibilities of Optical Disks at the National Archives." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), 16 May 1991.

  • "Current Practices in the Preservation of Electronic Records at the National Archives." Presented at NARA's Sixth Annual Preservation Conference, Washington, DC, March 1991.

  • "Preservation, Reference, and Alternate Media at the National Archives." Presented at Advanced Computing and Information Technologies for the Social Sciences, Athens, GA, Spring 1991.

  • The National Archives and Electronic Records for Preservation." n.d. (presented in early 1990s)

Eaton, Fynnette and Theodore J. Hull

  • "Preservation and Archival Issues for Electronic Records: the Center for Electronic Records of the National Archives and Records Administration." Presented at the 5th Annual Federal Depository Library Conference, Arlington, VA, 15-18 April 1996.

Harrison, Donald F.

  • "An Archivist's Challenges: Adapting to Changing Technology and Management Techniques." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), n.d.

Hull, Theodore J.

  • "Electronic Records in the U.S. National Archives: New Sources for Military History Research." Presented at Society of Military History, Annual Meeting, University Park, PA, 16 April 1999.

  • "Business Statistics and the National Economy: Electronic Records of the Department of Commerce in the National Archives and Records Administration." Presented at the 1998 Business History Conference, College Park, MD, 14 March 1998.

  • "Electronic Records in the National Archives and Records Administration Relevant to Research on Mining and Mining Communities." Presented at the Eighth Meeting of the Mining History Association, June 1997.

  • "Electronic Records Relating to African-Americans: Records of the Bureau of the Census," presented at [National Archives] African-American History Society, April 16, 1996.

  • "The FGDC and NARA: Partners in Providing Access to Historical Geographic Data Files." Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, March 1995.

  • "Electronic Records at the National Archives for Geographers." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: Middle Atlantic Division, Arlington, VA, 12 March 1994.

  • "Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Convergence of Issues Between the Archival and GIS Communities." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators (NAGARA), St. Paul, MN, July 1993.

  • "Frontier Forts in the American West: Integration in the American Communications Network." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 1993.

  • "Electronic Records and the Vietnam War: Leading Up to Tet." Presented at Remembering TET, 1968: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Vietnam War, Salisbury, MD, 20 November 1992.

  • "Plant Closures and Intra-Organizational Change in the Steel Community." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Diego, CA, April 1992.

Hull, Theodore J. and Merisue D'Achille

  • "The Center for Electronic Records: A Program for the Preservation of the Digital Record of the Federal Government." Presented at Going Digital Conference, College Park, MD, 10 April 1997.

Minnick, Al

  • "The Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE) Records: A Need for a Memorial." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Canadian Archivists, Ottawa, Canada, June 1997.

  • "A Comparative Analysis of SAA Workshops, Sessions, and Practicums in Managing Electronic Records, 1991-1995." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, San Diego, CA, 19 August 1996.

  • "Guide to Selected Records from the Center for Electronic Records Related to Labor and the Welfare State in the Twentieth Century." Presented at the Ninth Symposium of the George Meany Memorial Archives, 16 November 1995.

  • GILS Websites, Reports, Discussion List & Articles." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council International Roundtable on Archives (CITRA), College Park, MD, 8 September 1995.

  • "What Can MicroMARC Do for You?" Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northwest Archivists Association, Eugene, OR, 29 April 1994.

  • "Electronic Recordskeeping with Respect to Privacy and Access Issues." Presented to the Alaska Department of Administration, Division of Information Services, Planning, Standards, Policies, and Guidelines Subcommittee, Teleconference, 18 August 1992.

Noble, Richard

  • "Preservation of Electronic Records at the National Archives." Presented at the ALCTS Computer Files Discussion Group: American Library Association Annual Conference, Miami Beach, FL, 26 June 1994.

Palmer, Dian

  • "Appraising Electronic Records." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Meeting, Long Branch, NJ, 7 May 1993.

  • "NARA's Appraisal and Preservation of Electronic Records." Presented at the Wyoming State Archives' Electronic Records Seminar, 1 September 1993.

Stadel-Bevans, Cheryl L.

  • "The Electronic Records Project at Cornell University: A Look Back at the First Year." Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Pittsburgh, PA, 26 August 1999. Re-presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), 12 November 1999, and to the National Archives Assembly, 4 January 2000.

Thibodeau, Kenneth

  • "Openness, Growth, Evolution, and Closure in Archival and Archival Information Systems Information Systems: Lessons from NARA's Experience." 5th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST2008), Baltimore, MD, 24 September 2008.

  • "The Creation of Wealth in Archives: Lessons from NARA's ERA Program." Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), Kansas City, MO, 19 July 2007.

  • "Does Our Present Have A Future?" Presented at the NHPRC Electronic Records Research Fellowships Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, 19 November 2004.

  • "Esempi di programmi di conservazione in Nord America." Presented at Seminario: "Archivistica e Diplomatica nell'era Digitale: Autenticità, Selezione e Conservazione dei Documenti Prodotti in Ambiente Digitale." Organised by Associazione Nazionale Archivistica Italiana, Vigoni, Italy, 15 April 2003.

  • "La conservazione a lungo termine." Seminario: "Archivistica e Diplomatica nell'era Digitale: Autenticità, Selezione e Conservazione dei Documenti Prodotti in Ambiente Digitale." Organised by Associazione Nazionale Archivistica Italiana, Vigoni, Italy, 14 April 2003.

  • "Overview of Technological Approaches to Digital Preservation and Challenges in Coming Years." Keynote address at the CLIR International Workshop on Digital Preservation: "The State of Digital Preservation: An International Perspective," Washington, DC, 24 April 2002.

  • "OAIS in the Lifecycle Management of Records." Presented to the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) and the Commerce, Energy, NASA, Defense Information (CENDI) Managers Group at a Joint CENDI/FLICC Symposium: "Managing and Preserving Electronic Resources: The OAIS Reference Model," Library of Congress. Washington, DC, 11 December 2001.

  • "National Archives: Handling Petabytes." Presented at CENDI Principals and Alternates Meeting, Department of the Interior, hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., 2 October 2001.

  • "Electronic Records Archive (ERA) - Building the Archives of the Future: Self-Describing Records," Federal CIO Council XML Working Group Meeting, American Institute of Architects. Washington, DC, 18 July 2001.
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    Seminar Presentation Minutes

  • "The Unsteady State of the Art of Preserving Electronic Records." Presented at the VI European Conference on Archives, Firenze, Italy, 31 May 2001.

  • "Preservation and Migration of Electronic Records: The State of the Issue." Presented as part of La conservazione dei documenti informatici - Aspetti organizzativi e tecnici [The retention of documents - technical and organizational aspects], AIPA Seminar, Rome, Italy, 30 October 2000.

  • "Preservation and Migration of Electronic Records: The State of Issue [Conservación y Migración de los Documentos Electrónicos: Estado de la Cuestión]." Presented at the XIV Congreso Internacional de Archivos, Seville, Spain, 22 September 2000.

  • "Between 20 Years and 2000: Sorting out Electronic Records in an Operational Context." Presented as part of session entitled "The Preservation of Authentic Records in Electronic Systems: A Progress Report of the InterPARES Research Project" at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Denver, CO, 31 August 2000. "Electronic Records Archives: An Archival Perspective." Presented at the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, 24 July 1999.

  • "Digital Data at the National Archives," Presented at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Terabyte Database Conference, Reston, VA, 17 September 1992.

  • "The Long Hold: Storing Data at the National Archives." National Space Science Data Center (NSSCC). Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies for Space and Earth Sciences Applications, NASA, Greenbelt, MD, 25 July 1991.

  • "Keynote Address: Preserving Electronic Records." Presented at the Sixth Annual Preservation Conference, National Archives and Records Administration, 19 March 1991.

  • "Framework and Issues for Determining the Long-Term Value of Databases." Presented at the National Academy of Public Administration: Steering Committee for the Study of Federal Databases, Washington, DC, 20 November 1990.

  • Comments on "A Research Agenda for Electronic Records," by Margaret Hedstrom. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, 28 August 1990.

  • "To Be or Not to Be: Archives for Electronic Records." Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators, Boston, MA, 27 July 1990.

  • "And What Rough Beast? (Prospects and Problems in Data Management)." Presented at the Conference on Advanced Computing in the Social Sciences, Williamsburg, VA, 11 April 1990.

  • "America's Potential Amnesia." Presented at The Joint Spring Workshop 1990: Implications of Paperless Publishing for the Library: CD-ROM, Online and Beyond, District of Columbia Library Association, ASIS Potomac Chapter, et al., Washington, DC, 30 March 1990.

  • "Saving the Past for the Future." Presented at IRMCO '89, the U.S. General Services Administration's Annual Information Resources Management Conference, Richmond, VA, 6 September 1989.

  • "Information Resources Management in Context and Contest." Presented at the Conference on Records Management in Transition, Information and Records Administration Councils, Arlington, VA, 2 June 1989.

  • "Information Resources Management in Context and Contest." Presented at the International Council on Archives, Symposium on Management of Current Records: Recorded Information: Converging Disciplines, Ottawa, Canada, 17 May 1989.

  • "Electronic Archives: The Pros and Cons of Preserving Electronic Records." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Annual Meeting, Albany, NY, 7 May 1989.

  • "Managing Electronic Records." Presented at the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Services, College Park, MD, 13 April 1989.

  • "National Archives Digital Media Concerns." International Barium Ferrite Symposium, No Date.


Selected Manuscripts - Unpublished

Adams, Margaret O. and Thomas E. Brown

  • "Historical Narrative on Data from the 1960 Census." Unpublished Report. Washington, DC: Center for Electronic Records, National Archives and Record Administration, April 3, 1996

Brown, Thomas E.

  • "The Impact of the Federal Use of Modern Technology on Appraisal: A Report to the Appraisal and Disposition Task Force." 1983.

Harrison, Donald F. and Nancy H. Loring

  • "The Changing of Role of the Female Officer: An Historical and Social Overview." 5 January 1990.

Harrison, Donald F. and Michael L. Miller and Richard W. Marcus

  • Charles Dollar Revisited: Appraisal for Electronic Records in Transition at the National Archives of the United States." 17 December 1991.

Thornton, Roberta

  • "Archiving Data: A User's Perspective." n.d.

Zeimer, Heidi A.

  • "The American Soldier in World War II: The Records of the Army Research Branch As Early Social Science Research Sources." n.d.


Selected Manuscripts - Training Papers

Cahall, Laura Porcella

  • "A Comparative Analysis of the National Archives and Records Administration's and the National Archives of Canada's Respective Approaches Towards the Acquisition and Accessioning of Electronic Records." CIDS paper, 30 June 1993.

Lamotta, Greg

  • Towards A Strategy for Accessioning Cumulative Electronic Files: Three Case Studies." CIDS paper, 12 July 1994. Long, Suzanna M.

  • "Documenting Scientific Data." CIDS paper, 30 April 1993.

McIlwain, Don C.

  • "ADS, FAIS, CORE and OASYS: Changes for the Department of State, Challenges for the National Archives." CIDS paper, June 1993.

Merselis, Martha

  • "Bits and Bytes of History: A Proposal for an Exhibit on Electronic Records at the National Archives." CIDS paper, June 1992.

Perkins, Adrienne

  • "Preserving Essential Evidence: The Impact of Armstrong v. EOP on NARA's Center for Electronic Records." CIDS paper, 26 August 1997.

Pintado, Anita

  • "A Doorway to Access: A Comparative Analysis of the Access Policies of Four Latin American National Archives." CIDS paper 5 June 1995.

Reid, Lydia

  • "Electronic Records Training: Suggestions for the Implementation of the 'CART' Curriculum." CIDS paper, June 1994.

Revelle, Crystal

  • "Accessing the National Archives: A Different Perspective." CIDS paper, March 1994.

Russ, Steven

  • "'Virtual' Archives vs. 'Custodial' Archives: An Issues Paper." CIDS paper, 15 June 1994.

Thornton, Roberta

  • "The Potential Use of Electronic File Transfer in the National Archives." CIDS paper, June 1990.

Whittington, Jim

  • "Archives and The New Geography." CIDS paper, June 1990.

Ziemer, Heidi

  • "Education Units and Archival Records in the New Information Age." CIDS paper, 1989.


Updated July 14, 2010


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