Meet Our Keynote Speaker – Beth Noveck

We are very excited to have Beth Noveck as the keynote speaker at RACO 2009, our 21st annual Federal records administrators’ conference at the Reagan Building on Thursday, May 28th.

To get a flavor of her presentation, see below:

Beth is currently on leave from New York Law School to help lead President Obama’s openness and tranparency efforts from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

To learn more about Beth see her pre-government bio and check out some of her innovative work citizen participation and openness here including the peer-to-patent initiative done in cooperation with the U.S. Patent Trademark Office.

We’ve all seen the YouTube videos of the President’s weekly address. But you should go to the OSTP blog to see an early example of what Beth and others in OSTP’s Open Government Initiative are developing to increase transparency, openness, and citizen participation.

Of course, our challenge – as Federal records and information managers – is to figure out how to manage the Federal records emerging from these collaborative environments to meet agency business needs, protect rights and assure accountability, and ensure records of archival value are preserved and made available for future generations.

From the archival and records management perspectives, what are the challenges and opportunities you see in this new web 2.0 world? What do you think Beth should address when she is with us on Thursday, May 28th at 9:00 am?

We look forward to hearing from you. Leave us a comment below.

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