SERI Webinars

2020 State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) Webinar Series

SERI webinars typically occur on a Tuesday at 2 pm Eastern.

For a listing of current and upcoming CoSA Member webinars, please visit the CoSA Member Webinar page.

For a listing of current and upcoming additional webinars, please visit the Additional Webinars page

Miss a webinar?  Please visit our State Electronic Records Initiative Training Recordings page.


Web Archiving in Times of Rapid Change

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 2:00pm Eastern | Register Now

Presented by:

  • Rachel Smith, Alabama Department of Archives and History
  • Jamie Patrick-Burns, North Carolina State Archives
  • Morgan Jones-King, South Carolina Department of Archives and History
  • Elizabeth Perkes, Utah State Archives

Web archiving occurs relatively early in the records lifecycle, and collection strategies are proactive and change quickly in the face of current events such as the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar will present a roundtable discussion of how four states are adapting their Web crawling practices during these times. We will discuss the capture of web pages for historical preservation and how COVID-19 has impacted that process, including frequency of capture, specific sites that need more attention, new domains created in response to the pandemic, and changes in strategy about how we go about that work.

Audience(s): Archivist Practitioners

No technical expertise is required, but attendees should have basic knowledge of Web archiving principles and practices.


Approaches for Self-Assessments

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 2:00pm Eastern | Register Now

Presented by: Amy Rudersdorf (Senior Consultant, AVP)

Performing self-assessments against standards such as the Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model (DPCMM), NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation, or ISO 16363 can be a daunting task. AVP, a consulting and software development company, regularly performs assessments of this nature for organizations of all sizes, and can speak to these challenges from a first-person perspective with real-life examples. Amy Rudersdorf, Senior Consultant with AVP, will provide her insights into how organizations can plan for and execute their own internal self-assessments using tools like those noted above, who in an organization should be involved, time and budget management, and best approaches for analysis, scoring, and reporting.

Audience(s): Archivist Practitioners, Archivist Managers, and Records Analysts/Managers

No technical expertise is required.


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