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Robert Spindler's Collection


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2001 2018

Powerpoint slides from Spindler's presentation at the 56th annual Arizona History Convention in Tucson, Arizona, April 24th, 2015. Details of the 1993-1995 U.S. District Court orders directing the corporate archives to Arizona State University and ASU's efforts to recover information from an obsolete digital imaging system are presented.

Contributors
Spindler, Robert P.
Created Date
2015-04-24

This research study will discover and evaluate information about existing crowdsourcing or participatory archives projects devoted to archival description, indexing or transcription. Many related projects that use crowdsourcing for collecting archival materials from the public are not specifically addressed here. In this research the author has specifically sought evaluative information about exemplary projects that can lead to useful specifications for a participatory archives system at Arizona State University Libraries.

Contributors
Spindler, Robert P.
Created Date
2014-06-30

Brief overview presentation created for the Historical Department, Salt River Project, Phoenix Arizona, April 2012.

Contributors
Spindler, Robert P.
Created Date
2012-04-23

An invited keynote presentation about electronic records advocacy offered at the New England Archivists Fall Meeting, October 12, 2007 at Storrs, Connecticut.

Contributors
Spindler, Robert P.
Created Date
2007-10-12

An early draft of a book chapter regarding electronic publishing and opportunities for digital archives. Produced during the author's sabbatical in 2004.

Contributors
Spindler, Robert P.
Created Date
2004-09-02

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.

Contributors
Spindler, Robert P.
Created Date
2006-10-26

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.

Contributors
Spindler, Robert P., Losse, Deborah
Created Date
2001-05-01

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.

Contributors
Spindler, Robert P.
Created Date
2002-12-10

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 http://repository.asu.edu/collections/167 For access to the online descriptions of the collection visit http://www.azarchivesonline.org/xtf/view?docId=ead/asu/guardian.xml;query=guardianflame;brand=default

Contributors
Spindler, Robert P.
Created Date
2008-12

Video recording of the keynote address, NHPRC Electronic Records Fellowship Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 18, 2005

Created Date
2005-11-18

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.