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.


MoVE-IT: Modeling Viable Electronic Information Transfers

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 3:00pm Eastern | Register Now

Presented by: Nick Connizzo (CoSA Project Manager)

The MoVE-IT project is a joint research venture between CoSA, Preservica, and AVP, Inc, conducting a nationwide survey of state and territorial archives to examine and analyze exemplar digital records transfers. The ultimate goal of the MoVE-IT project is to ascertain which elements of electronic records transfers are most essential to their success, and produce best practices and tools to assist states and territories in developing transfer processes, standards, and documentation. This webinar will cover the foundations of the project (including building off prior-year research by CoSA and Preservica), its approach and methodology, and a brief survey of the projects and focus group work conducted to date. The final results and report of the MoVE-IT project will be available in early 2021.

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

No technical expertise is required.


Now Available: New Resources for Digital Records

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

Presented by: Michelle Gallinger (CoSA Consultant; SERI Coordinator; Gallinger Consulting)

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) received a National Leadership for Libraries grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to gather, develop, and share best practices and guidance materials to improve the creation, management, preservation, and use of permanent state government digital records and information. CoSA collaborates with the National Governors Association (NGA), the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), as well as content creators in state government and users of government data, to help improve preservation and use of permanent state government electronic records. This three-year effort has resulted in resources for state archives, governor’s offices, secretaries of state offices, offices of state CIOS, as well as general resources on preservation of digital state electronic records. This webinar will review some of the documents, guidelines, and resources produced throughout the grant. Documents can be found: https://www.statearchivists.org/programs/state-electronic-records-initiative/imls-grant-projects/

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

No technical expertise is required.


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