Introduction to Electronic Records

Introduction to Electronic Records
Full Day Workshop: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
Erie, PA
25 April 2013

Cost: $80.00
Instructor: Bonnie Weddle,
New York State Archives

Even though archivists have been working with electronic records for several decades, the profession is still struggling to develop effective mechanisms for managing and preserving born-digital archival materials. Many archivists have some familiarity with the theory and literature concerning electronic records and this introductory level workshop will move theory to practice. Instructor Bonnie Weddle will identify practical tools and strategies for working with electronic records — with particular emphasis on the needs of smaller archives and repositories with limited resources.

Participants 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 tools for acquiring, preserving, and providing access to electronic records

Develop plans of action for dealing with electronic records

Workshop attendees do not need to register for the full MARAC conference – although we highly encourage it! You also do not need to be a MARAC member. Registration information and full workshop details are listed in the conference program, available on the MARAC website at http://www.marac.info.

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