Information & Archival Services

Winthrop plans and helps manage and staff archives for clients seeking to preserve, control and provide access to your assets and information.

Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division assists clients who

  • want to establish and/or maintain archives and efficiently manage non-current records and archival assets (regardless of format or value)
  • wish to collect, preserve, and utilize historically significant documentation for research, business, informational or evidential value, educational, communications, scholarly, personal, or family purposes
     
  • need to codify functional requirements and technical specifications for digitization projects, select Digital Asset Management systems, and implement records management procedures and Information Governance policies.
  • must move and expand the archive, undertake a data migration, prepare records retention schedules, or create and implement a company-wide disaster recovery and emergency preparedness plan.

Winthrop's Archival Services include:

Conceptualization

Fundamentals

  • Records surveys
  • Inventories and content appraisal
  • Processing and cataloging archival records
  • Collection development
  • Metadata schemas, authority files, taxonomies and controlled vocabularies
  • Program implementation
  • Software evaluation
  • Finding aids and databases
  • Reference and access planning and service
  • Preservation, conservation, conversion, emulation and migration
  • Audio-visual and media digitization options
  • Oral histories
  • Data maintenance, Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Data verification and validation
  • Records retention schedules
  • Archival supplies and logistical support

Program Enhancement and Support

Featured Work


Bill Blass

Bill Blass

Bill Blass wanted to preserve and utilize the resources that documented his work.
Rosa Parks Estate

Rosa Parks Estate

A referral from the Society of American Archivists resulted in a fast-paced project with a law firm based in Chicago.
Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

Winthrop’s work involves 20 years of archival work, international offices and a comprehensive oral history.