Many of our chapter members work in the public sector including local, county, state, and federal government agencies.
With that in mind we think some of you will be interested in the online forums hosted by NAGARA (National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators) coming up on May 4, 2018. The program is approved for CRM maintenance credits and costs $49 (members) / $79 (non-members). Get more info on the NAGARA website.
The role of records manager or archivist may seem simple and straight forward, but that is hardly the reality! Our role is ever expanding. Today our profession doesn’t just manage boxes and paper files, but we have to manage electronic files as well. There is more than meets the eye and more at stake than ever before. By the nature of electronic records, records managers and archivists play a role in training, risk management, public records, data privacy and security, and litigation support.
The 2018 ONLINE Forum highlights a few of the expanding roles where the records managers’ input and engagement is crucial, while offering practical, implementable solutions that will help to get your electronic records organized and under control. These solutions, in turn, will make you an invaluable asset to your organization and team members in other departments across your organization as you contribute to the efficiencies, compliance and safeguards that stem from a solid records management program.
The Records Manager’s Role in E-Discovery
Cyber Security – Information, Disinformation, and the Preservation of History
Shutting Down The Shared Drive & Moving Forward Strategically
Accept the Challenges! Thirty Days to a Slimmer Email Mailbox
Announcing a change in the program topic for May 9, 2018.
We are excited to announce that Tom Whittemore from Iron Mountain will be presenting on data protection and privacy law including GDPR and European Union privacy regulations. More details coming soon, but you can register today!
For questions or inquiries, please contact Deb Marshall, Foundation Coordinator at coordinator [at] armaedfoundation.org.
The Foundation is a leading organization that enhances the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 tax exempt status in the US. For additional information, please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/
The staff of the Washington State Archives Puget Sound Branch sent an invitation to an open house celebration of their 20 years on the campus of Bellevue College. The event will include refreshments and tours! This is a non-ARMA event that may be of interest to members in the region.
Tuesday, March 27
11:00 am – 2:00pm
Washington State Archives – Puget Sound Branch
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
If you haven’t been to the Puget Sound Branch Archives recently, be sure to use the directions attached below because the specific location on campus cannot be mapped or tracked by GPS.The College will be on Spring Break at that time, so there will be plenty of parking, with no permit required, and, it will be easy to get in and out of campus.
King County is in the midst of a major project to migrate a records management system. King County has been using an electronic records management system (ERMS) for nearly 10 years and achieved limited success during those years. For various reasons, the county chose to migrate from this outdated system to an enterprise content management system. The project officially began in 2017 and is still in underway. The migration affects over 12 million electronic records, over 100,000 boxes in storage and over 2,500 end users.
Did you know ARMA International offers educational webinars to members at no cost? The next iMasters session is coming up on January 17, 2018 on the topic of “Office 365: Keys to Successful Adoption.”
iMasters webinars are FREE for professional members and take place every other month. For more information and to register visit www.arma.org and visit the Education section. Members – be sure to set up your new ARMA website login so you can access these and all the other great resources!
Not only is the new year fast approaching… so is ARMA International’s new website!
During the first week of December, members will receive a personalized e-mail from ARMA containing your new unique username and password, which you will need to access the new ARMA.org website.
Scheduled to launch in mid-December, it promises a new look and feel that will bring easier navigation and access to the tools and resources that are so important to your career.
What you need to do now:
Complete any in-process online education
Because the transition will also include a new learning management system (LMS), all online courses or sessions you have begun but not completed MUST be finished by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Friday, December 8. Don’t worry; all your completed online education and credits will transfer over to the new LMS. But, since your partially finished education will not transfer, you must act now to complete it.
Watch for your new member login
Once the new site is launched, you will no longer use your e-mail address as your user name for your MyARMA account. During the first week of December you will receive a personalized e-mail from ARMA containing your new unique username and password, which you will need to access the new website. After logging into the new site, you will be able to change your password. (Your current information will work up until the date of the launch.)
ARMA seems excited to be delivering soon the change they have talked about for quite some time. Current ARMA members will receive more info from ARMA International’s headquarters soon.
Leslie Turner is a CRM and has other designations reflecting her decades of experience and expertise in managing records and information. Formerly the in-resident “records goddess” for the Washington State Archives with over 14 years of government records management and public disclosure experience, she is now the in-resident “records goddess” for FreeDoc, as their Public Records Administration Consultant.
The Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA is pleased to welcome several new members to ARMA and our local chapter this fall. Please reach out and help them connect with chapter resources and their colleagues in RIM.