2021 Fall Online Forum: Government Archives in the Age of Information

More and more archival collections are being received in electronic format. As archivists have spent more time teleworking, they may have turned their attention to how to better manage electronic records. This creates challenges for archivists such as appraisal and accessioning of large collections of structured data and unstructured records. This Online Forum is generously sponsored by NAGARA's Strategic Partner, Preservica.
DATE & TIME: Friday, October 29, 2021 | 10:15AM - 5:00PM ET
LOCATION: Online (from the comfort of your own home or office)
CREDITS: Pre-approved for 5.0 ARC's from ACA, 5.0 CEU's from ARMA International; 5.0 CMP's from ICRM, and 5.0 Study Hours from the GARA Certificate Program.
(**NOTE: Individual registration is required to obtain a certification of completion and claim credits. Regrettably, NAGARA cannot provide a certificate of completion to those who have not registered and paid for this event.**)
PRICE: $49.00 for Members | $99.00 for Non-Members
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ONLINE FORUM OVERVIEW: More and more, archives are turning their attention to electronic records. While technology has certainly changed and impacted archives’ business processes, the fundamentals haven’t changed. NAGARA's 2021 Fall Online Forum, generously sponsored by NAGARA's Strategic Partner, Preservica, will focus on applying one's archives knowledge and skills to electronic records and emerging technologies affecting archives.
This one-day virtual event will begin with an overview of deepfake video technology and how archivists can use their existing skillsets to work toward authentication, as well as ensuring that video produced by their government/organization can be authenticated. Next, attendees will learn how one county used analog records documenting the county’s response to previous natural disasters as a blueprint for the historical preservation of digital records documenting more recent similar events, as well as how the archives worked across county offices to mine data and create a long-term preservation plan for historical digital records.
Forum attendees will then dive into digital preservation workflows for born digital accessions. Governments are creating digital records and the archives must be prepared to accession and process them, and registrants will learn how one state archives transitioned archival processes into a digital preservation workflow. 
The fourth session will cover a county’s process of standardizing storage formats based on key characteristics and functional needs, while ensuring long-term availability. And finally, the event will close with a showcase of initiatives by state and local government archivists to modernize the lifecycle management of digital information by future-proofing electronic records, improving records transfer and processing efficiencies, and boosting cybersecurity.
We hope you'll join us for this full day of virtual learning focused on archival functions in an electronic environment. You can learn more details about each Online Forum session and our speakers by viewing the "Program" section at the bottom of this page.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM:  Session 1: "Deepfake Technologies: The Archivist’s Role in Source Criticism and Authentication" presented by David J. Staley, Associate Professor of History, The Ohio State University, Tara Vassefi, LegalTech Attorney, Independent, and Yvonne Ng, Archives Program Manager, WITNESS
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM:  Session 2: "Excavating Records of Past Disasters: A Blueprint for Historical Preservation" presented by Robin Heise, Records Manager & Archivist, Greene County Records Center and Archives
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM:  30-minute Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM:  Session 3: "Digital Preservation Workflows for Born Digital Accessions" presented by Rick Jerome, Records and Information Management Specialist II, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Bill Keys, System Developer, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, and Megan Wheaton-Book, Records and Information Management Specialist III, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM:  30-minute Break
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM:  Session 4: "Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Decision Making for Storage of Electronic Records" presented by Lauren Kelly, Records Program Supervisor, Multnomah County Records Management & Archives, and Deidre Thieman, Electronic Records Management Analyst, Multnomah County Records Management & Archives
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM:  30-minute Break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Session 5: "Connect the Dots: Build Digital Preservation into Your Public Records Lifecycle” facilitated by Lori Ashley, Principal Consultant, Tournesol Consulting, with panelists Rebekah Davis, Archivist, Limestone County Archives, Tanya Marshall, Vermont State Archivist and Chief Records Officer, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Office of Secretary of State, and Kate Telford, Senior Digital Archivist, RI Department of State
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM:  Closing and Wrap Up


Preservica is changing the way organizations around the world protect and future-proof critical long-term digital information. Available in the cloud (SaaS) or on premise, our award-winning active digital preservation software has been designed from the ground-up to tackle the unique challenges of ensuring digital information remains accessible and trustworthy over decades.

It’s a proven solution that's trusted by a growing number of businesses, archives, libraries, museums, and government organizations around the world - including HSBC; The Associated Press; Unilever; Pernod Ricard; the World Bank; Amnesty International; 23 US State Archives including Texas, California, and Massachusetts; Yale University Library; and the European Commission – to name a few.

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10/29/2021 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday, 29 October 2021

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