Robert Spindler's Collection

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Created Date: 2004-09-06
Contributors: Spindler, Robert P.
Description: An unpublished paper regarding opportunities for digital library development and incentives for attracting faculty publications.

Created Date: 2004-09-02
Contributors: Spindler, Robert P.
Description: An early draft of a book chapter regarding electronic publishing and opportunities for digital archives. Produced during the author's sabbatical in 2004.

Created Date: 2008-12
Contributors: Spindler, Robert P.
Description: Presentation slides offered to the Arizona State Library Association Annual Meeting at Glendale Arizona, December 2008. Spindler describes several years of work on the collection of rare Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts preserved at Special Collections, Arizona State University Libraries. For access to photos from the collection visit For access to the online descriptions of the collection visit;query=guardianflame;brand=default

Created Date: 2012-04-23
Contributors: Spindler, Robert P.
Description: Brief overview presentation created for the Historical Department, Salt River Project, Phoenix Arizona, April 2012.

Created Date: 2005-11-18
Description: Video recording of the keynote address, NHPRC Electronic Records Fellowship Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 18, 2005

Created Date: 2002-12-10
Contributors: Spindler, Robert P.
Description: The Task Force was charged to devise a plan for phased electronic publication of periodicals and monographs produced by the Society of American Archivists. The report offered over fifty possible next steps and includes several appendices addressing specific sub-topics.

Created Date: 2006-10-26
Contributors: Spindler, Robert P.
Description: Presentation slides from a workshop on Electronic Records Management and Archives offered to archivists, records managers and technology professionals of the University of California system at Oakland California, October 26-27, 2006.

Created Date: 2006-12-05
Contributors: Spindler, Robert P.
Description: An invited presentation on digital preservation skills for archival professionals offered at the Persistence of Memory conference hosted by the New England Document Conservation Center at Tucson Arizona, December 5, 2006.

Created Date: 2007-10-12
Contributors: Spindler, Robert P.
Description: An invited keynote presentation about electronic records advocacy offered at the New England Archivists Fall Meeting, October 12, 2007 at Storrs, Connecticut.

Created Date: 2001-05-01
Contributors: Spindler, Robert P., Losse, Deborah
Description: The Task Force of thirty faculty members and academic professionals was charged by the University Libraries and the Graduate College to "examine the potential for implementing a university program for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). The Task Force was specifically asked to collect information about existing programs elsewhere, identify ASU graduate programs that could host pilot programs and prepare a comprehensive white paper..." with a recommended plan for implementation.

A collection of scholarly work created by Robert Spindler, University Archivist and Head of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Arizona State University Libraries.

Robert received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in American History from Boston University and his Master of Science from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He was formerly Project Archivist at the Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts and has served as a professional consultant to the Polaroid Corporate Archives, the Regents of the University of California, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Maine Maritime Museum, and the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Mr. Spindler is Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and a past chair of their 2012 Annual Meeting Program Committee, Nominations Committee, Committee on Archival Information Exchange, Description Section and Congressional Papers Roundtable.

In 1998 he was one of fifteen archivists awarded SAA’s C. F. W. Coker Prize for his participation in the international development team for the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Tag Library. He has presented and published regularly on archival description, electronic records preservation, and internet ethics issues.