Our next exciting panelist for our upcoming meeting is Gregory Weideman of University of Albany, SUNY.
Working with “Decentralized” Records Management
This talk will describe an experience working at a public university with “decentralized” records management. In this environment, archivists cannot sit back and wait for transfers, but must actively reach out to creators and demonstrate their valve to campus offices – who often fear losing control over even inactive records. In this case, records laws may actually work to disincentivize transfers, and a lack of support for records management overall may mean that the archivist and the university will have to learn to live with incomplete documentation.