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Friday, July 28 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Government Records Section

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The Section's annual business meeting is followed by three presentations. The first is the SAA Government Records case study initiative by Laura Saegert, Assistant Director of Archives, Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). SAA is publishing a series of case studies designed to facilitate an understanding of issues and challenges related to the management of government archives and records.

Next, Mark Myers, Senior Electronic Records Specialist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, will discuss how TSLAC has gone from not accepting electronic records from state agencies to encouraging transfers into the Texas Digital Archive. Part outreach, part salesmanship, part technical support, Myers will talk about the Texas experience and seek to learn what works, and what doesn’t, from the other members of the Government Records Section.

Last, we will get an update on activities at the National Archives from Meg Phillips, External Affairs Liaison, particularly in relation to the Presidential transition as it affected three things: 1) preparations, guidance, etc. for Federal agency records management staff and briefings for incoming political appointees; 2) NARA's role taking custody of the Obama records and briefing the incoming White House staff on their Presidential Records Act responsibilities; and 3) Public interest in this transition, including press and Congressional inquiries in the Federal Records Act and Presidential Records Act issues, and NARA's interactions with the Data Refuge and related movements that aim to "rescue" government data that scientists and others believe to be at risk. A discussion period will follow.

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Mark J. Myers

Senior Electronic Records Specialist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Mark J. Myers is the senior electronic records specialist with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with over 18 years of experience in electronic records management and digital preservation. He is a member of the SAA-DAS faculty teaching about electronic records... Read More →
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Meg Phillips

External Affairs Liaison, National Archives and Records Administration
Currently External Affairs Liaison for NARA, Meg has been an archivist and records manager throughout her career, in academic, nonprofit, and finally Federal government archives.

Laura Saegert

Assistant Director for Archives, Texas State LIbrary and Archives Commission

Friday July 28, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm PDT
C124 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232