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An introduction to the Advanced Tracking and Resource tool for Archive Collections (ATRAC)

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 11:00 AM
An introduction to the Advanced Tracking and Resource tool for Archive Collections (ATRAC)
607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Philip Jones, STG, Inc., Asheville, NC; and K. Roberts and N. Ritchey
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Fundamental documentation and administrative responsibilities for long-term data stewardship demand resources of both the archive and data provider. The amount of resources necessary to do these activities has increased with recent archiving developments, including implementation of the "NOAA Procedure for Scientific Records Appraisal and Archive Approval", data provider to archive submission agreements, standard archive metadata, and archive requirements processes. The Advanced Tracking and Resource tool for Archive Collections (ATRAC) is a web-based interface that allows users to enter, share and display information for an archive project. User-friendly forms collect new input or use existing components of information in the system. The tool generates archive documents in various formats from the input and can automatically notify stakeholders of important project milestones. Current information on projects, tasks and events are displayed in configurable timeframes with viewing rights set by the project stakeholders. This presentation will demonstrate how the capabilities of ATRAC can improve project communication and work flow.