Challenges of Digital Archives at UAlbany

Gregory Wiedeman
University Archivist

The University Archives

SUNY Records Retention

University records are public records, subject to FOIL

Collecting Background

Building a Modern Collecting Program

Born-Digital Records Collecting in Practice

Ben Goldman, “Outfitting a Born-Digital Archives Program”
Practical Technology for Archives   Issue 2 (June 2014)

Transfer Scripts



Building Digital Infrastructure

Implementing Maintainable tools

Connections through APIs

Espy Project: Building an Open Digital Repository

Portland Common Data Model

Example Data Model

Open, Interconnected Workflows

  1. Detect accession
  2. Get contextual data from ArchivesSpace API
  3. Ingest into digital repository
  4. Que for review
  5. Expose data into central search index

Central Search index

Other Projects