Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Need help addressing your e-records issues?

If one of your New Year's resolutions involves finally doing something about your electronic records, be sure to check out Preserving Electronic Records in Colleges and Universities: Getting Your Program off the Ground. This online workshop, which records and knowledge management expert Steve Goodfellow developed for the New York State Historical Records Advisory Board, will take about two hours to complete and covers a host of topics:
  • E-records to be aware of in your environment
  • Awareness of the issues
  • Standards and other e-preservation initiatives
  • Goals and strategies for your preservation efforts
  • Disaster preparation and recovery planning
  • Developing an action plan
As the title suggests, this non-technical workshop was originally developed for college and university archivists in New York State. However, the information it contains is relevant to archivists working in a variety of settings who are trying to figure out how to start addressing their electronic records issues, and the workshop videos -- which can be viewed in one sitting or in ten-minute increments as time permits -- and supporting materials are freely available to everyone with an Internet connection.