NAGARA Austin e-Forum

This is an update on behalf of our colleagues at NAGARA – The National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators.

The detailed, on-site program for the 2011 Electronic Records Forum, a unique conference focusing on current issues in Electronic Records Management, which will be held April 7 – 8, in Austin, TX is now available. This year’s Forum will again meet at the Marriott Courtyard/Residence Inn – Downtown/Convention Center on 4th Street in Austin. The hotel’s special conference rates have been extended through today, March 25th.

This year’s program will include the following presentations:

  • Keynote: Why E-Records Are So Challenging (Carol Brock, IQ Group)
  • Responding to a Preservation Order: Understanding the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Records Management Implications (Jason Velasco, KPMG; the Hon. Andrew W. Austin, US Magistrate Judge, Western District of Texas)
  • Managing Content Generated by Social Media Tools as Records (Jesse Wilkins, AIIM)
  • Future Records Managers Skill Sets (Pat Galloway, University of Texas at Austin; Richard Pearce-Moses, Clayton State University)
  • A Review of State Government Digital Preservation (Glen McAninch, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives; Jerry Handfield, Washington State Archives; Robert Horton, Minnesota Historical Society; Pete Watters, Arizona State Library and Archives)
  • Records Management Program Metrics/Diagnostics (Stephanie Fawcett, National Archives and Records Administration-Northeast Region)
  • The Transformation of NARA and the National Records Management Program (Paul Wester, National Archives and Records Administration-Modern Records Program)
  • DOD 5015.2 Version 3 Review: Electronic Record Keeping System Certification (Jana Gallatin, Defense Technical Information Center)

For program registration, or hotel reservation information, please visit NAGARA’s website.

This program is sponsored by NAGARA, and co-sponsored by the NARA Southwest Region, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, University of Texas at Austin School of Information, and the Society of Southwest Archivists.

The conference is expected to attract 150+ federal, state, local, and tribal records managers, archivists and information specialists as well as a number of attendees from the private sector and academia.The one-and-a-half day event will include a continental breakfast (both days), a plated lunch on April 7, and an evening social/networking session with light food servings for attendees and vendors.