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2014 Conference of the Inter-Mountain Archivists

Meeting location

Carson City, NV

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The University Archives has become an integral part of an academic institution. It has met its role as the repository for the rich history of an institution. They have met the challenges of a changing environment at many points in their history. The most recent change being the addition of born-digital materials into their collections. However, there is an opportunity to collaborate with another unit within academic libraries. The introduction and growth of institutional repositories (IR) on college campuses has provided an opportunity for university archives. An IR’s goal is to preserve the intellectual output of an institution. This is a large scale task, but IR’s from across the country are now achieving this goal with the help from university archives.


Archives; Digital libraries; Electronic information resources; Institutional repositories


Archival Science | Cataloging and Metadata | Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science