Records and Information Management (RIM) is often seen as a discrete profession from that of Archivists, having its own professional associations and common ties to business operations of organizations. And yet, on top of accessioning, processing and general management of archival collections many archivists are expected to oversee classic records management functions such as creating policies and overseeing procedures for records retention and disposal.
This workshop will introduce attendees to the reasons why archivists and records managers have, and always will be, professionally tied to one another and point out the benefits of embracing the relationship to better support archival holdings. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the complexities of managing electronic records and be given practical guidance and resources that can be used to support RIM functions without losing sight of archival principles and priorities.
Participants will be introduced to the commonalities and differences between records managers and archivists; explore the concept of “the record”; learn about common records categories and associated retention requirements; be introduced to the complexities of electronic records in the context of records retention and disposal; and be given tips and practical tools for building a records and information management program that augments and supports their archival program.
Joanne Kaczmarek is the Archivist for Electronic Records and Director of Records and Information Management Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Joanne has been involved in various digital preservation research projects and initiatives over the past ten years and is currently involved in investigations around the challenges of email preservation and content analysis. Joanne also teaches the Records and Information Management course at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Illinois, is an active member of SAA, MAC and ARMA and is inspired by archivists who are willing to think and work “out of the box.”
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