Archived Newsletters: September 2007
Welcome to the September issue of the New York State Archives' RMO newsletter!
Training Opportunities: Focus on…Your Role as a Records Management Officer
Brand new to the New York State Archives this year, Your Role as an RMO is a dynamic class packed with information that will help you as agency RMO lead your agency to better records management practices by reviewing the laws that establish the foundation for the role of the RMO, identify your responsibilities within your agency, and provide tips for building a records management program and maintaining support over the long term. This is also an opportunity to review the services offered by the State Archives to organizations that want to establish a records management program, discuss the attributes of a good records management program with Archives representatives and your peers, and sharing strategies on maintaining support for your records management program with other agency attendees.
As part of the class held onsite at the New York State Archives, attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the Archives' holdings. Because of overwhelming response to our initial offering, we will be holding a second class on Thursday, September 20th. If you are interested in attending, please hurry and register as spaces for this class are filling up fast!
Other upcoming training classes include:
Files Management - Thursday, October 11, 2007
Developing RM Policies & Procedures - Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Disaster Planning & Response - Tuesday, December 04, 2007
To register please visit our workshop listing and select the sessions you’re most interested in: http://iarchives.nysed.gov/WorkShops/workshopsDetailServlet?owner=LG&cat=season&subject=Fall
If you’ve been by our website recently, you may have noticed that it has a new look and feel. We at the Archives are committed to making information more accessible to our users and it is our hope that this redesign will make it easier for you to find the information you need. Feedback is appreciated, and if you run across a broken link or other technical issues while viewing our site, please contact us and let us know so that we may fix them. Our web address is: http://www.archives.nysed.gov/
Open Document Format
The Archives is participating in a collaborative project with the Office for Technology, the Attorney General’s office, the State Comptroller’s office, and the State Historian in support of recent legislation that initiates “a study [of] electronic document production and preservation in New York, and to make recommendations regarding appropriate government control, access, choice, interoperability, and vendor neutrality”. A similar bill was recently passed in Minnesota. The project team recently held its first meeting and a report will be issued in January.
That’s it for this month! Please feel free to contact the State Agency Services Staff listed below if you have any questions or comments. We can help make your job easier by answering questions, doing site visits, and providing training.
Have a great September!