Electronic Records Day 2017 on Web Archiving

Electronic Records Day 2017: Web Archiving

Gina Strack

Electronic Records Day (10/10/2017) is designed to raise awareness among state government agencies, the general public, related professional organizations, and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in their world. As of 2014, there are at least 1 billion different websites on the Internet.1 What would happen if all that information were lost? Even without a large disaster, …

Preserving Your Historical Family Records

Alan Barnett

  This week has been designated as Preservation Week by the American Library Association. This designation is a chance to highlight the importance of preserving items worthy of passing on to future generations. These items are held in thousands of museums, libraries and archival institutions, as well as in many family collections. Here at the State Archives it is a …

New Artifacts General Schedule!

Rebekkah Shaw

A guest post by James Kichas. While the Utah State Archives’ focus is on the management and preservation of government records, there are other forms that the State’s history can take. One of these is artifacts. Whether they are artifacts that help tell the story of a governmental entity, or artifacts given to the people of Utah (often through a …

New Fee Schedule for Reformatting Services

Rebekkah Shaw

We want to make you aware of a change in fees for our reformatting services.  Charges for the last fiscal year as well as this year are below and attached at the end for download. Copy of 2015-2016 charges

Upcoming Training Events

Rebekkah Shaw

To register for a training event, please click here. Logan, UT November 21, 2014 Management and Care of Historic Records 9:00 am to 12:00 pm This training will cover topics such as appraisal, retention, preservation, and access to historic records. Utah State University Library Conference Room 101 Salt Lake City, UT November 7, 2014 December 5, 2014 Basic Records Management …

Free WESTPAS Workshop Dates and Locations


WESTPAS Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service Free Disaster Planning for Libraries, Museums, Records Offices Protecting Library & Archive Collections: Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery Registration Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS), in cooperation with the Utah State Library, Utah State Archives, Utah Academic Library Consortium, is offering a free, 2-part disaster preparedness and response workshops for …

State Archives' RIM Event


Records and Information Management Event State Archives Thursday, April 25, 2013 In recognition of Records and Information Management Month, the Utah State Archives will host a series of presentations on Thursday, April 25th focusing on practical tools and tips for records preservation and management. The sessions will be presented by local professionals and State Archives’ employees. The schedule will be …

Archives Month: Avenues of Salt Lake City

Gina Strack

All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions Friday, October 12, 2012 12 noon Salt Lake City’s oldest residential historic district is a neighborhood known as the Avenues. During the late nineteenth century this area was home to many of the most influential citizens of Salt Lake City. Built from 1860 until 1930, it contains …

Archives Month: Year of the Newspaper

Gina Strack

All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions Monday, October 1, 2012 12 noon With more than 1,300,000 pages of Utah newspapers now scanned it is feared the convenience of digital access will doom the surviving paper copies to the trash where they will be lost to future generations of researchers. Marriott Library, Lee Library, …

Happy MayDay!


Historically, MayDay has two traditions; first, as a spring festival celebrated around the world. Many MayDay traditions are rooted in folklore and some celebrate by filling small baskets with goodies to leave on someone’s doorstep. Modern MayDay observances often recognize International Worker’s Day. For professionals who deal with records and historic documents, a third tradition has sprung up as part …