MARA Blog

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MARA Blog

Students in the MARA program and those interested in archives and preservation, electronic records management, information governance, and related fields are highly encouraged to visit this blog often. Managed by MARA Program Coordinator and Professor Patricia Franks and written by a current MARA student, this blog will keep you current with the MARA community and what’s happening in the profession.

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Draft of General Records Schedule 6.1

Published: August 10, 2015 by Darren Ilett

Over at Records Express, the official blog of the Office of the Chief Records Officer at the National Archives, Arian Ravanbakhsh announces a draft of the General Records Schedule 6.1.

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Building a Data Governance Team

Published: August 3, 2015 by Darren Ilett

A post at Enterprise Apps Today discusses how to build a data government team, including tips on understanding data needs, thoughts about how team change over time, and a description of various team structures. Read more at the original post.

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State Historical Records Advisory Boards Celebrate 40 Years

Published: July 13, 2015 by Darren Ilett

The National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) is celebrating 40 years of the State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRAB) this year. The SHRAB offer grants to smaller historical societies, museums, libraries, and colleges so that they can preserve their collections and make them accessible.

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NIRMA Conference

Published: June 22, 2015 by Darren Ilett

NIRMA’s Nuclear Information Management Conference is coming up, August 9-12, 2015, in Summerlin, NV.

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Information Governance, Big Data, and Risk

Published: June 1, 2015 by Darren Ilett

On the TechTarget site, Ben Cole interviews Barclay T. Blair on the topics of Information Governance, big data, and risk. Blair argues that the primary risk with big data is the inability to extract value from it.

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MARA Program Advisory Committee Member Takes on New Post

Published: May 22, 2015 by Dr. Pat Franks

Congratulations are in order for Geof Huth, formerly Director of the New York State Archives’ Government Records Services in Albany, NY. Geof has left this post to take on the position of Chief Records Officer for the New York State Unified Court System, New York, NY.

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Records Management Before and After Email

Published: May 18, 2015 by Darren Ilett

In a blog post from last year, James Lappin, an independent records management consultant and trainer based in the UK, compares records management in corporations before the advent of email with records management today.

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Coca-Cola Launches Coke Bottle Virtual Museum

Published: May 7, 2015 by Darren Ilett

Coca-Cola began their Virtual Archives project a few years ago, and this year, as part of their 100th Anniversary of the Coca-Cola bottle celebration, they have updated the experience with a special Coke Bottle Virtual Museum and a free downloadable mobile app.