Indian Lake Watershed Association: Modernizing Archival Management
The Indian Lake Watershed Association (ILWA), having organizational issues, tasked us with creating an Archive. Our objectives included gathering information on the best archiving practices, deciding the historical relevance of the documents, and creating an archiving manual. We created an Archiving structure, reorganized and scanned all physical documents, and implemented the structure to both Preservica and Google Drive. These platforms will serve as the ILWA’s archives. We recommend the ILWA utilize the manual to keep the Archives organized and up-to-date.
For over 40 years, the Indian Lake Watershed Association has worked to restore and preserve the environmental quality of Indian Lake as well as improve the neighborhood surrounding it.
Meet our Team
(From Left to Right)
Martin Carrau is a Industrial Engineering and Management major who competes in Ballroom Dance and bowls for fun in his free time.
Hushmand Esmaeili is a Robotics Engineering major who enjoys playing basketball, plays the guitar, and is involved with community-building activities.
David Gibson is a Robotics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering double major with a minor in Business, who competes in wrestling and enjoys cooking, painting, and 3d printing.
Tyler Riggs is a Mechanical Engineering major who competes in Wrestling and weight lifts for fun in his free time.
Project Goal and Objectives
The main goal of our project was to create an archival management system and a partially populated Archive for the ILWA. In order to complete this goal, we set ourselves three main objectives.
- Gather information on the best archiving practices.
- Determine the historical relevance of the documents.
- Create an archiving manual to document our archiving processes and naming conventions.