Accessing and Preserving Electronic Records and Digital Materials Conference

“From Theory to Practice: Accessing and Preserving Electronic Records and Digital Materials,” a conference addressing current issues and challenges in electronic data management, will be held November 3-4, 2011 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.

The conference is open to anyone who creates and manages electronic media including archivists and records managers, IT and information professionals, city and county managers, librarians, agency counsels, cultural repository managers, policy makers, county clerks, tax assessors, court officials and social media coordinators. Topics include building a digital repository, file formats and content standards, planning for storage and preservation, legal and economic considerations, and collaboration and partnerships. Two simultaneous tracks are targeted to government agencies and cultural repositories.

Keynote speakers include Doug Robinson, Executive Director of the National Association of Chief Information Officers, Frayda Bluestein, Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government, and David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States.

“From Theory to Practice” is sponsored by the North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources State Archives. The registration fee is $49 and includes lunch on November 3.

For more information click on the agenda (PDF) which also contains information about registration and continuing education credits.

[Addendum, Nov. 1, 2011 – there is now an updated, final agenda (PDF).]