The Summer 2019 issue of Off the Record is now available to members. Whether you're in the office or out, you will find a fantastic array of engaging articles!
The features section includes two must-read pieces for those interested in digital archives and preservation. Jess Whyte and Emily Sommers of the University of Toronto discuss their recent move towards using modular digital preservation toolkits for safely imaging and analyzing external media like hard drives and USB keys. And Sara Janes of Lakehead University details a workflow developed for processing university records created and stored in Google Suite-based applications.
A final special feature is by information access advocate Ken Rubin, who reflects on how his training as a historian has led to a better understanding of records creation and management, aiding him in his fight for increased government transparency.
And there's much more: Mary Kosta of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives is profiled in the member spotlight feature, and also sent us a wonderful article on the Archives' work in preserving medical artifacts. You can catch up on AAO news and updates too, including the 2019 AAO award winners, and the AAO's upcoming strategic planning work!
And the still-hot Summer 2018 issue is now available free.
I hope you enjoy this issue - wherever it may find you!