On April 1, Museums and the Web 2014, which was held in Baltimore, offered Museums and the Web Deep Dive: Assessing Tools and Best Practices for Email Preservation and Access in Art Museums, a preconference session on email archiving. The session drew about 30 attendees, primarily museum curators, archivists, and technologists. Chris Prom, assistant university archivist of the University of Illinois (UI) Archives, was the keynote speaker. He began by saying that email preservation is the Wild West of digital preservation and then observed that more than 80% of UI Archives' users look at correspondence. Email is worth preserving, and good tools are now available to help. It is important to start an email preservation program at the personal level and not by creating a policy.
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