Monday, November 10, 2014

Society of Georgia Archivists annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Society of Georgia Archivists took place November 6-7 in Athens, GA. The meeting theme was "Plans and Strategies for the Future of Archives." A primary focus of the meeting was discussion of issues related to born-digital archival records. There were small group discussion sessions and formal paper sessions focused on the challenges of acquiring, managing, and providing access to these types of records.

As part of this focus, Richard and I presented a poster and product demonstration for BDRM (born-digital records management system). We discussed our development workflow, user training, and product specifications.

Interestingly, many at the meeting were particularly interested in how we got the development project started in the first place -- the internal advocacy and planning we did that ensured a sustained collaboration across departments.

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