Sharing the RM Toolkit: Panel presentation at Association of Canadian Archivists (video)

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(June 2016). “Sharing the Toolkit:  Assembling Human (Records Management) Resources to Manage Near Future Archives”. Paper presentation at Association of Canadian Archivists conference, Montreal, QC.

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Description of the panel

Universities can work together to address common records problems. University archives in Canada house a wide range of publicly accessible material. The majority of Canadian university archives (60%) also have records management responsibilities, working directly with records creators throughout the life cycle of the record. Attendees will learn how B.C. university records managers created a knowledge-sharing group to overcome limited resources and to collaborate on creating innovative solutions to the records problems shared by all members of the group.


This session, moderated by Barbara Towell of the University of British Columbia, begins with the outcomes from a recent survey of twenty Canadian university records management programs undertaken and presented by Shan Jin of Queens University. This research highlights similarities and areas for increasing collaborations to solve common records problems. Other presenters will detail specific innovative solutions to electronic records issues. Jane Morrison from the University of Victoria Archives will describe how integrated information management work over the past few years has expanded UVic's program and focus on the resources that will benefit the community.

Joy Rowe from Simon Fraser University will advocate for creating Creative Commons licensed training tools for records creators that are intended to be repurposed, remixed, and shared online, based on recent efforts at SFU.


Session attendees will come away with concrete examples of how informal but regular knowledge-sharing can help professionals facing similar problems in similar institutions achieve their shared goals.


This is the rehearsal presentation for a 2016 panel at the Association of Canadian Archivists in Montreal. This item includes a video with closed captioning and a transcript. The actual panel presentation was given on June 2nd, 2016.

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