Meet the Staff Feature: Mary Clare Johnson

For the Record’s “Meet the Staff” feature is an opportunity for our archivists to connect directly with the community which we serve. Name: Mary Clare Johnson   Title: Collections Archivist Specialties: Arranging, describing, and preserving archival collections How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? I became interested in a … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Mary Clare Johnson

It’s Time to Submit Your Required Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report for FY 2022

All state agencies, district attorneys, public colleges, and public universities in Alabama must report their records management activities annually through the submission of an Annual Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Implementation Report to the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). The Annual RDA Implementation Report supplies information for the previous fiscal year. The implementation report … Continue reading It’s Time to Submit Your Required Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report for FY 2022

Put a UV filter on that Limelight, Please! : Archivists in Popular Culture

I had just watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo when my supervisor asked me to write a blog post about depictions of archivists in popular culture. If you’ve never seen it, the film features an icy, unhelpful corporate archivist whose presence suggests she’s never assisted a researcher before; this portrayal of my profession left … Continue reading Put a UV filter on that Limelight, Please! : Archivists in Popular Culture

Meet the Staff Feature: Charles Johnson

For the Record’s “Meet the Staff” feature is an opportunity for our archivists to connect directly with the community which we serve. Name:  Charles Johnson Title: Collections Archivist Specialties: Digital Processing and Preservation, Relational Database Systems, Web Technologies and Data Formats How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? It’s … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Charles Johnson

Updates from the State Records Commission: April 22, 2022

The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 entrusts the State Records Commission (SRC) with the duty of determining "which government records shall be permanently preserved…and which may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of." The SRC carries out this essential work during biannual meetings. The Commission held its first meeting of 2022 in April at the … Continue reading Updates from the State Records Commission: April 22, 2022