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2020 State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) Webinar Series

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

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Don’t Let All That Work Go to Waste: Documentation Strategies for Success

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 2:00 pm Eastern | Register

Presented by: Carly Dearborn, The Ohio State University; Sam Meister, archival consultant; Nathan Tallman, The Pennsylvania State University

We preserve our collections, but like the cobbler’s children without shoes, our own documentation of policies, practices, and workflows could be improved. This webinar will highlight innovative approaches from the field (e.g. OSSArcFlow, Rockefeller Archives Center) for creating sustainable documentation that helps pivot projects to programs and foster shared understanding among teams. Participants will be asked to share the pain points and struggles they face in their own organizations as they work to create documentation and use or update existing documentation for their policies, practices, and workflows. Often, these pain points have commonality and through community discussions, we find opportunities to collaborate on shared problems.

Audience(s): Archivist Managers

No technical expertise is required, though some highlighted strategies feature the use of Git software for version control. (Although not required and there will be no hand-on exercises, you can learn more here, if desired.)


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