Collecting Institutional Email: Results from Two Case Studies

In my final post as a METRO Fellow, I’d like to share the written work I developed with the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Guggenheim Museum to address the collection of institutional email records. During the reverse pitch process, both sites came forward to request assistance with what they identified as a ‘problem record.’ As a performing arts venue and an art museum, these two institutions operate on similar cycles of exhibitions/performances, during which high-value institutional records are regularly created. Although both have had similar goals for realistic incorporation of email into record management schedules, they offered differing examples of scale and staff management which suggested an opportunity to consider a cross-organizational framework for email archiving.

In contrast to a traditional residency, the documentation you’ll find below examines how working with two institutions exposed trends in producer habits as well as differences in collecting needs.  

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The Vision of Linked Open Data: Martin Wong and the METRO Network

This post appears as part of my 8-month fellowship with the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), which ended in June 2017. My project was entitled “Interlinking Resources, Diversifying Representation: Linked Open Data in the METRO Community”. This particular post appears as a summation of my project research.


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