Toward Better Access: Court Index Digitization

Gina Strack Digital Archives, Research Guides Leave a Comment

When I first learned how to research court records, it was a multi-step process involving research guides, paper binders, and at least two sets of microfilm. Finding a particular case required me to: identify the court or jurisdiction (perhaps using the Historical Jurisdiction guide) identify available name indexes or alternatives (using the Court Records guide) retrieve and search the microfilm …

Finding Aids Updated: May 2018

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While our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records for research, we often update existing ones to include additional information and more holdings. This month, a number of inventories have been updated to include links to copies of records at partner websites, such as FamilySearch and Ancestry.com. Many of the copies are also in the Digital Archives, but …

Spotlight on Carol Bekker, Thomas Edison Charter School Records Officer

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Meet Carol Bekker, Records Manager for the Thomas Edison Charter School. Carol has been managing the school’s records for 13 years. Carol enjoys having everything organized. She ensures retention guidelines are followed and regularly re-appraises records as they come up for destruction. Currently, Carol is working with her team to develop policies regarding records management and retention. She says “This has …

Archives welcomes New State Records Committee Executive Secretary

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Gina Proctor has accepted the position of Executive Secretary for the State Records Committee. In this role, Gina will be receiving and processing appeals of records access denials as they are submitted for the Committee’s consideration. Gina will provide support for the Committee. She will write the minutes, schedule the hearings, notify all parties about meeting dates, and process details. …

USHRAB Forum on June 15

Janell Tuttle Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board 1 Comment

For the past several years the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has sponsored a training for all cultural heritage institutions in Utah. These trainings provide information that can help institutions with things such as collection care, outreach, and digitization. This is also a great opportunity to network with people from other institutions and share ideas and experiences. This …

RIM Month Webinars Posted Online

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A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Records and Information Management (RIM) Month webinars! We have posted all the recordings and slides from the presentations on our website at https://archives.utah.gov/recordsmanagement/event_materials/RIMM-webinars-2018.html   Videos may also be accessed from our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuejonKYFyvH-WxwYfA6kMJ55Az7a9yNg   “2018 Legislative Changes to GRAMA” by Paul Tonks “Intriguing State Records Committee Hearings” by Rosemary …

Public Service Recognition Week

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  This week is designated as “Public Service Recognition Week.” Here at the Utah State Archives we want to honor the employees who work diligently to fulfill our mission: to assist governmental agencies in the efficient management of their records, preserve and reformat records of enduring value, and provide quality access to public information. The Archives staff continually look for …

Spotlight on Sara Danielson, Labor Commission Records Officer

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Meet Sara Danielson, Records Manager for the Utah Labor Commission. Sara handles all the Commission’s GRAMA requests, and assists each Commission division with records management. Sara has been a records officer for 20 years! Congratulations, Sara!   Successes and Challenges Sara’s favorite part of the job is when she is able to locate old records for constituents. We all know …

USHRAB Grants Help Museums Organize Collections

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The Hyrum City Museum completed a Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board grant project that allowed it to organize and properly house its collection in archival boxes. The Museum also purchased shelving and disaster mitigation supplies. Another outcome of the grant project was the standardization and creation of finding aids for the Museum’s collections. The collections are now in a …