Blockchain is a decentralized, immutable, and cryptographically
secure distributed ledger technology (DLT), broadly used to
eliminate the need for trust in data transfer. Blockchain
technologies are being explored for diverse applications across
numerous market sectors—but the application is not without risks.
Guided by a moderator, the four panelists will provide a brief
review of the technology, present uses cases, explore questions
asked by practicing records managers, and explain the risk and
audit considerations that must be examined before implementing a
This is the tale of a podcast that focuses on archivists in conversation with archivists, discussing their work and passions and how they care for the historical record and present the storied past. Hosted by husband and wife archivist team Karen Trivette and Geof Huth.
Not all archivists work in a library or academic setting, but
they all face similar challenges—lack of necessary staff and
resources. In this presentation, you’ll learn how one lone
archivist transformed a religious archives in Detroit that had no
computerized records, relevant finding aids, inventory of
holdings, or open reading room into a responsive reference center
for both religious and secular patrons. You will learn how she
and her team of 1 part-time staff person, 2 volunteers, and 1
friar work with paper-based archival materials including council
meetings, land deeds, and friar personal files as well as saint
relics, artifacts, and audio-visual items. The methods described
to bring order to chaos are adaptable to large and small archives
in any setting.
The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
took effect on May 25, 2018. The regulation is designed to
protect the privacy rights and freedoms of individuals residing
in the EU. However, the regulation is being deemed the new “gold
standard” for privacy protection globally. Under GDPR,
individuals have specific data subject rights relating to data
erasure/deletion and organizations have defined data retention
and destruction responsibilities. In this session, Lisa will
introduce attendees to GDPR and share how to facilitate a path
towards records/information management compliance under the
Organizations that want to implement a new ECM solution or move from one ECM to another often underestimate the resources necessary to not only move but to improve business processes. ECM solutions should be implemented with full knowledge of their capabilities and the objective of improving the way employees work by taking advantage of all the features of an ECM solution. The work begins by understanding where you are today. This session will explain how to look at “today” and build a roadmap comprised of the steps and a timeline for implementing a solution.
What’s the first thing you think of when someone asks you about
your trip to the zoo or aquarium? It’s likely the animal and
marine life you encountered—not the records behind the scenes.
But those institutions must show evidence of having modern
(preferably electronic) records management systems for managing
animal records, veterinary records, and other relevant
information. Guest speaker Josh Courteau will discuss the role
records play in managing a world’s worth of animal data and
describe the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) used
by more than 1,100 institutions in over 96 countries. Guest
speaker Matt Seguin will discuss research being conducted at Mote
Marine Laboratory and his role in maintaining accurate physical
and digital records of the animals in the collection.
Document and records management systems are awesome! That is,
once they are up and running… But it takes time and hard work to
get to that point. The benefits to a government’s or agency’s
records program can be immense and the end justifies the means.
Just how do you get there, though? Our speakers, Nathan Owens and
Pari Swift, will share their journey from the RFP to
implementation, to on-going maintenance of a system at a large
Join members of the Council of State Archivists to hear about
exciting and varied experiences in careers as government
archivists and records managers. Guest speakers include the
director of the Kansas State Archives; an Illinois archivist who
writes and edits state archives publications, manages grants, and
is a records board deputy coordinator; and an archivist who works
in proactive, secure, and efficient management of electronic
records in Oregon.
Every industry presents its own unique properties and challenges
in the management of physical and electronic records. In this
presentation, you will be introduced to the ever expanding and
important world of records management within the legal
environment of a law firm setting.