Watch Wednesday Hangout on ePADD for Email Archives

Please join the Society of American Archivists’ Records Management Roundtable (RMRT) for the next installment of RMRT’s Virtual Hangout series, airing Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00AM PDT (1:00PM EDT).

Join the project team from ePADD as they talk about their open source and freely downloadable software that harnesses machine learning, including natural language processing and named entity recognition, to support the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives.

As always, we’ll be accepting questions for our speakers from you. If you have a question or topic for discussion please leave it as a comment on this post or use the #saarmrt hashtag on Twitter. 

Watch the ePADD for Email Archives broadcast live here. We’ll also update the blog with links to the archived YouTube video.

Save the dates for two upcoming RMRT events!

The Records Management Roundtable (RMRT) is pleased to share with you two upcoming events.

Save the date for the next installment of RMRT’s Virtual Hangout series, airing Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00AM PDT (1:00PM EDT).

Join the project team from ePADD as they talk about their open source and freely downloadable software that harnesses machine learning, including natural language processing and named entity recognition, to support the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives.

Watch the ePADD for Email Archives broadcast live here. We’ll also update the blog with links to the archived YouTube video.

The RMRT Steering Committee is also hosting a webinar with the Sacramento State and San Jose State University SAA student chapters. Eira Tansey, Digital Archivist/Records Manager at the University of Cincinnati, will be talking about support and careers in records management. Eira is also the Student Committee coordinator for the RMRT Steering Committee.

Join the live discussion Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 PM PDT (7:00 PM EDT): https://goo.gl/udrNoe

Listen to the recording: https://goo.gl/yX2CTa

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Hope you will be able to tune in!

Watch the Hangout on Email and Predictive Coding

On Thursday, March 3, the Records Management Roundtable (RMRT) held a Virtual Hangout on processing Capstone email using predictive coding.

Joanne Kaczmarek and Brent West of the Records and Information Management Services at the University of Illinois provided an update on their work on processing and making email available. At University of Illinois, they are using predictive coding used by the legal community to identify and prioritize sensitive content for review and redaction while generating descriptive metadata of themes and trends.

Here are a few of the resources and tools mentioned during the Hangout:

Thank you to all those who attended live and asked questions! If you didn’t have a chance to attend, you can view the YouTube video here.

View past Hangouts here.

Tomorrow: Hangout on Processing Capstone Email Using Predictive Coding

Please join the Society of American Archivists’ Records Management Roundtable (RMRT) for the next installment of RMRT’s Virtual Hangout series, airing Thursday, March 3 at 12:00PM EDT (9:00AM PDT).

 

As always, we’ll be accepting questions for our speakers from you. If you have a question or topic for discussion please leave it as a comment on this post or use the #saarmrt hashtag on Twitter. 

Watch the Processing Capstone Email broadcast live here. We’ll also update The Schedule with links to the archived YouTube video.

See the announcement post here.

Next Virtual Hangout: Processing Capstone Email Using Predictive Coding on March 3

Please join the Society of American Archivists’ Records Management Roundtable (RMRT) for the next installment of RMRT’s Virtual Hangout series, airing Thursday, March 3 at 12:00PM EDT (9:00AM PDT).

Joanne Kaczmarek and Brent West of the Records and Information Management Services at the University of Illinois will be joining the RMRT to provide an update on their work in processing Capstone email using predictive coding. Email provides a rich history of an organization yet poses unique challenges to archivists. It is difficult to acquire and process due to sensitive contents and diverse topics and formats, which inhibits access and research. At University of Illinois, they propose to leverage predictive coding used by the legal community to identify and prioritize sensitive content for review and redaction while generating descriptive metadata of themes and trends. This will empower records creators, archivists, and researchers to better understand, synthesize, protect, and preserve email collections.

We will start with an overview of the project and then dive into a moderated question and answer session.

As always, we’ll be accepting questions for our speakers from you. If you have a question or topic for discussion please leave it as a comment on this post or use the #saarmrt hashtag on Twitter. 

Watch the Processing Capstone Email broadcast live here. We’ll also update The Schedule with links to the archived YouTube video.

View past Hangouts here.

Joint Records Management RT and SNAP RT #snaprt Chat

On Thursday, December 3 at 8 pm ET, the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable will be hosting a joint Twitter chat with the SAA Records Management Roundtable Steering Committee and its members. This chat will allow students and new archivists to gain knowledge about records management directly from those engaged in this work. Our goal is not only to introduce students to this field, but also to facilitate dialog and understanding among SNAPers and records management professionals of all experience levels.

We would like this chat to be as conversational as possible! SNAPers can engage in the chat by:

  • responding to main questions based on their own knowledge and experience
  • posing their own questions related to the main questions during the discussion
  • following up on others’ responses with their own thoughts and further questions

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt hashtag on Twitter. The SNAP Roundtable Twitter account will pose main questions such as:

  • How is the work of records managers different from archivists in various contexts, such as academia, government, and business?
  • What do records managers find most challenging about their work or this field?
  • What do records managers find most enjoyable and exciting about their own work or this field?
  • What conceptual knowledge and skills are important for students to develop and how should they go about pursuing them?
  • What personal goals related to records management are #snaprt chatters pursuing?

If you would like to have your discussion topic included in this chat, please send it to @SNAP_Roundtable on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous form on the SNAP RT chat webpage or e-mail it to ariadne.rehbein@gmail.com. Please see the SNAP RT chat webpage for more information about #snaprt Twitter chats.

Definition of Records Management based on the Federal definition:
Records management is the planning, controlling, directing, organizing, training, promoting, and other managerial activities involved in the creation, maintenance and use, and disposition of information. Records management aims to achieve adequate and proper documentation of the policies and work of an organization and effective and economical management of operations.

Here some resources related to the SNAP and RM joint chat you may want to check out:

New Year for the RMRT

Welcome to the new year! The Records Management Roundtable Steering Committee met on September 11 and kicked off a new year. We welcomed new members Hillary Gatlin, Courtney Bailey, Alex Toner, and Nick Pavlik. We also said goodbye to departing members Jenny Mundy, Matthew Farrell, and Matt McClelland. We thank them for serving on the steering committee over the last few years!

We are looking forward to an exciting year. We plan to update the Records Management Bibliography and move it to Zotero so that it will be easy to access and update. We are also discussing the creation of a set of webinar on various records management topics. Brad Houston, the Immediate Past Chair of the RMRT, is heading up this effort. We are making plans for a number of blog posts for the year and new projects for the year.

We had a successful RMRT meeting at SAA 2015 in Cleveland. You can find a summary of the meeting here.

Watch The Schedule blog for updates on the RMRT Steering Committee plans for the year. As always, if you have suggestions or ideas for the Steering Committee, please let me know!