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Electronic Records Section

The Electronic Records Section (ERS) functions as a locus of expertise, leadership and information sharing for the Society of American Archivists (SAA) regarding the management and preservation of records in electronic form.

Electronic Records Section

Annual Meeting
Friday, August 14, 2009
1 pm to 3 pm

  • Business Meeting
    1. Welcome and Introductions
    2. Elections
    3. Updates and Announcements
    4. Other Business
  • Featured Presentation:
    Addressing the Messiness of Electronic Records Acquisition: Discussion of Methods and Proposed Professional Directions

    Archivists are often responsible for acquiring or helping others access materials that reside on removable storage media, e.g. receiving disks as part of a collection. This information is often not packaged nor described as one would hope; the information professional must extract whatever useful information resides on the medium, while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata. The field of digital forensics offers many methods for data recovery and documentation. This talk with explore potential applications of such methods. Cal will also solicit ideas and feedback on the formation of a Personal Digital Archives Working Group (PDAWG) to advance the agenda of addressing records that are not otherwise addressed by institutional recordkeeping regimes.

    Speaker: Christopher (Cal) Lee is Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He teaches archival administration, records management, digital curation, resource selection and evaluation, understanding information technology for managing digital collections, and the construction of policies and rules for digital repository.

    His primary area of research is the long-term curation of digital collections. He is particularly interested in the professionalization of this work and the diffusion of existing tools and methods (e.g. digital forensics, web archiving, automated implementation of policies) into professional practice. Cal is editing and providing several chapters to a forthcoming book entitled, I, Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era.

    Cal has an MSI (with a concentration in Archives and Records Management) and PhD from the University of Michigan School of Information.

  • Announcement of Election Results
  • Closing Remarks

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Updated: 10 August 2009

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