I am interested in the impact of digital information on the archival profession. In particular, I am curious about what archivists need to know to thrive in the digital era, to preserve records in digital formats. I believe that archivists need technical skills to be able to work with digital materials at a variety of levels. At the same time, they need to strong grasp of archival principles to be able to translate and adapt those concepts into new ways of working.
Richard Pearce-Moses has been a practicing archivist for thirty years. This year he took the position as the Director of the Master of Archival Studies Program at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. Pearce-Moses is a certified archivist, a Fellow and a past President of the Society of American Archivists, and author of A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (Society of American Archivists, 2005), www.archivists.org/glossary/.