Concordia archivists move digital publications collection to a new location

“The final steps of the project took all summer, but the historical archives team at Concordia’s Records Management and Archives (RMA) has officially moved its publications collection to the Internet Archive. The new location is much more sortable and searchable than the RMA general website.

“Having these publications on Internet Archive allows RMA to provide new and reliable ways to conduct in-text searching, browsing and sorting of material,” explains digital archivist John Richan.

The collection dates back to 1926 and includes long-running publications such as The Loyola News (1938-1969), The Georgian (1936-1970) and The Thursday Report (1977-2005).

The digitization of Concordia’s old and fragile publications began in 2014 and continues today. This recent migration project of more than 2,100 issues wrapped up in November after a long and detailed process that included the verification of content and metadata, filling in a number of missing issues, migrating preservation copies into digital preservation storage and finally uploading copies to Internet Archive….”