The Records Management Roundtable is launching a new service to student chapters of the Society of American Archivists this spring. Starting March 1st we plan to offer monthly video conferences where students interested in the records management and archives profession can come learn more about who we are and what we do.
The conferences will be hosted through Google Hangouts, where the first 10 users to log on can participate in the discussion via video chat, and stream live via the RMRT’s Google+ account, our YouTube Channel, and right here on our blog.
RMRT chair, Brad Houston has offered to test out a presentation that he will be giving at the 2013 Midwest Archives Conference annual meeting for our inaugural Hangout.
Please join Brad at 12 noon EST on Friday, March 1st for “Everyone’s a Mechanic: The Least You Should Know About Managing E-records.”
RMRT Chair Brad Houston has, over the past few years, gradually fallen into the role of managing electronic records policies and procedures at the UWM Archives, with minimal support from institution IT. He has been teaching himself what he needs to know as he goes along, which unfortunately for him means a lot of extra work. The upside: now you get to learn from his efforts. In this Google Hangout, Brad will briefly discuss what he’s done with e-records at his institution, what he’s learned, and what he wishes he had known before he started.
If you are interested in hosting a Hangout, or have ideas for Hangout topics, please email Meg Tuomala at mtuomala [at] email [dot] unc [dot] edu. These sessions can be on the casual side, for example an open Q&A on a current issue in records management, or a more structured presentation.
Look for more announcements right here about RMRT Hangouts with Students!