- Next Thursday, 27 January, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is offering a new workshop, Electronic Records - The Next Step! It will focus on "systems that any archives must put in place to ensure it can manage electronic records, it will cover how to prepare for and address a still uncertain future concerning the management of electronic records." The instructor is none other than my exceptionally knowledgeable and talented colleague Geof Huth, and you don't even have to leave home to benefit from his sage advice: this short workshop is being offered online, so there are no travel requirements, and it's being recorded so that you can register for and watch/listen to it after the fact -- just as you can register for and watch/listen to the Basics of Managing Electronic Records workshop that Geof taught last spring.
- On Thursday, 24 February, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is offering a new Practical Electronic Records workshop at Rutgers University. This all-day, in-person workshop will explore the basic components of an electronic records program, discuss how to address the human challenges of electronic records, examine open source and other software tools, and help participants develop an action plan for dealing with their electronic records. I'll be there with bells on: I'm the instructor. For more information about this workshop, see the MARAC Web site.
N.B.: Geof and I are developing these workshops independently of one another, and although I'm sure that there will be some points of overlap -- our views on all the big issues align pretty closely -- each workshop will contain lots of unique content.