Upcoming Hangout: Institutional Placement Survey — Records Management and Archival Services

Mark your calendars for the next Records Management Section Google Hangout!

On Monday, December 4 at noon Eastern, the Records Management Section will be hosting a hangout with Jackie Esposito from Penn State University. She will be talking about the report on her Institutional Placement Survey — Records Management and Archival Services.

Institutional archives and records management programs provide such a wide variety of services that institutions often “struggle to fit” them within administrative offices.

From July to December 2016, Jackie conducted a study on where records management and archival services are located within universities. She developed an online survey and visited all fifteen Big Ten Academic Alliance universities for on-site interviews with a variety of stakeholders. They discussed the needs, issues, successes, and failures for different models of placement.

Review the report and be sure to tune in live to ask questions or watch later at your convenience. You can view the Hangout here.

We will be accepting questions for our speaker from you. If you have a question or topic for discussion please leave it as a comment here or use the #saarms hashtag on Twitter.  We will also monitor the comments on the YouTube live streaming page.



Getting to know the RMRT – Virtual Hangout – November 7

Join SAA’s Records Management Roundtable for the first installment of the year of RMRT’s Virtual Hangout series, airing Friday, November 7, 214 at 3:00PM EST (12:00PM PST).
The RMRT Steering Committee Members will introduce themselves, talk a bit about their work, and answer your questions. We also want to hear about your work, any challenges you face, and your lessons learned. This will be an opportunity to actually hang out and get to know each other a bit better!
The session will be broadcast live via the RMRT’s YouTube channel. We’ll also update post an update here with links to the archived YouTube video. If you have any questions or topics you would like us to discuss, you can post them here. View past Hangouts here.
I hope you will be able to join us!

Archiving Email: Two Innovative Projects Video Posted

Our most recent virtual Hangout, Archiving Email: Two Innovative Projects, is now available via the RMRT’s YouTube channel.

A special thank you to our participants from the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the Library of Virginia for volunteering to talk with us about these two projects. And of course to our moderators from both RMRT and ERS for leading such an interesting and inspiring discussion!

NARA’s Capstone Email Iniative: Learn More this Friday at 1

Please join SAA’s Records Management Roundtable for another virtual Hangout this Friday, February 7th at 1pm EST as Beth Cron and Arian Ravanbakhsh host a presentation and discussion about the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Capstone Email Initiative. Beth and Arian, both members of the RMRT, are records management policy analysts in the Office of the Chief Records at NARA.

We’ll update The Schedule, our Google+ page, and the RMRT’s YouTube channel with the link to view the Hangout as soon as we’re live. Hope you can join us Friday at 1.

UPDATE: Watch the Hangout here.

If you have any questions about the Capstone Email Initiative please post them here so we can pass them on to our presenters for discussion during the Hangout.

RMRT to Launch Virtual Hangouts with Students

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!