Robert F. Smallwood is an industry-leading author, keynote speaker, consultant, and educator. He is author of the pioneering text Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices (Wiley, 2014) and 3 other books on IG, including Managing Electronic Records: Methods, Best Practices, and Technologies (Wiley, 2013); Safeguarding Critical E-Documents (Wiley, 2012). He is a founding partner of IMERGE Consulting and heads up the Institute for Information Governance, where he teaches IG and consults for leading organizations.
Robert F. Smallwood
Managing Director, Institute for Information Governance at IMERGE Consulting
Original Presentation Date: November 05, 2015
The ranks of the information governance (IG) community are stirring. A debate is taking place. There has been a concept floated by some thought leaders in IG that contends that we are moving to a world where we retain all information—forever. Some even contend that IG is just a fad and advances in search technology will soon eliminate the need for IG. This presentation debunks those notions and provides a solid rationale for IG.
Information Professionals within the Digital Government Complex: Why We Will Matter More and Not Less
Lecturer, San José State University School of Information
Original Presentation Date: September 29, 2015
The proper curation of the vast amount of digital information produced by public agencies offers a "new" frontier for information professionals to serve in both traditional and innovative roles. Join John Shuler as he presents possible career paths, future librarian roles, and suggestions on how to build an effective community of expertise within the digital government complex.
John Shuler is a lecturer at the San José State University School of Information. He is also an associate professor, government information librarian, and bibliographer for both the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has written and presented extensively about policy aspects of government information services in both governments and libraries. He is currently the chair of the Legislative Committee of the American Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) and associate editor for the journal Government Information Quarterly.
Office of the Chief Records Officer National Archives and Records Administration College Park MD
Original Presentation Date: September 17, 2015
With the issuance of a Presidential Directive on improving the management of federal records in November of 2011 and landmark updates to the Federal Records Act passed into law last year, there have been significant changes in how NARA and agencies are managing records. During this discussion, a member of the NARA RM policy team will talk about these changes and other improvements in the management of federal records.
Arian Ravanbakhsh is a Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration. Since 2006, he has worked on the Electronic Records Management/e-Gov Policy Team. This team is primarily responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Managing Government Records Directive and developing NARA records management guidance for Federal Agencies. Previously, he served as a NARA appraisal archivist working with the records of several agencies including the U.S. Navy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He serves on the Board of Directors of NAGARA and as a member of the Society of American Archivists, ARMA International, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.