Announcement | Andrew Majcher, Records Manager/Digital Archivist

Andrew Majcher joined the Library in April 2018 as Records Manager/ Digital Archivist.

As the University’s Record Manager, Andrew is positioned within University Archives and is tasked with developing and implementing a records management program for University records, both in analog and digital formats. He provides records guidance and outreach to Brown departments and staff through inquires, meetings, and presentations. Currently, Andrew is working with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance to review and update existing records management policies for the Brown; meeting with departments and General Counsel to improve the current records retention schedule;  and organizing on record storage throughout the campus including offsite record storage. Andrew also serves as a member of the Data Governance Advisory Committee and other related committees on campus.

As the Library’s Digital Archivist, Andrew and his team member, Cody Ross, are responsible for digital preservation within the Library. They work on projects to characterize, describe, and transform digital content so it can be preserved and uploaded to the Brown Digital Repository for access. They also are responsible for preserving the University website and other related web content.

Prior to coming to Brown in April 2018, Andrew worked for the County of Fairfax, VA in the roles of Freedom of Information Act Analyst and Assistant County Archivist from 2013 to 2018. As FOIA Analyst, he was the project manager in implementing enterprise wide software to centrally locate information requests across a workforce of over 10,000 employees. Andrew also facilitated responses to requests and located the associated records. As Assistant County Archivist, Andrew managed the County’s records center and supervised it’s staff. At the record center he oversaw the intake of new records and the destruction of records maintained by the County. Andrew was the lead in providing Records Management education and outreach by providing a minimum of 16 presentations yearly and assisting County staff with records questions. He also developed and implemented policies related to Records Management.

Andrew earned the designation of Certified Records Manager from the Institute of Certified Records Managers. He received his MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in History from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew and family have acclimated to life in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He enjoys spending his free time with his 20 month old daughter and running.