Archivium LLC


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


The idea for Archivium came to me after 15 years of professional work in archives, museums, and libraries, nearly all of them small and underfunded (with another 10 years before that as a student and volunteer in various archival environments). Most institutions don't have the resources to spend millions on audiovisual conversions, restoration, or digitization, yet the need at smaller institutions is just as great (and just as deserving of resources) as a research university or major government entity. With my expertise in conversion, metadata creation, database management, and digital archival practice, I am ready to tackle any project that might come my way.

Lone arrangers, historical societies, small museums, public libraries: all are welcome here.



Melissa Torres



Grinnell College

Bachelor of Arts in History

University of Texas at Austin

Master of Science in Information Studies

Activities & Affiliations

  • Society of Southwest Archivists

  • Society of American Archivists

    • Lone Arrangers

    • Metadata and Digital Objects

  • SAA Foundation Disaster Recovery Fund



Museums, Libraries, and Archives (I've worked in all three)

  • Conversion (oral histories, digital correspondences, video, music, paper resources)

  • Metadata schema creation and quality control (using MARC, EAD, ContentDM system, and custom systems)

  • Database management and build-out

  • Social media management

Personal and private archival projects

  • Oil wildcatters

  • Genealogical societies

  • Faith communities

  • Civil rights organizations

  • Neighborhood and community historical groups

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