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Celebrate Electronic Records Day by understanding the digital transformation

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 10 – 11 a.m. (PT), join the UC Records Management Committee for this year’s Electronic Records Day event: “The Great Digital Transformation – What’s in it for You?”

Speakers will include experts in UC archives, records management and privacy who will share their special knowledge regarding collaboration tools. Each will provide a 15-minute presentation. After the presentations, there will be a question and answer session with the audience.

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Featured topics and speakers

Securing remote acquisitions: Christina Velazquez Fidler

Acquiring born-digital collections in a remote environment requires new approaches and system dependencies. In this presentation, Christina Velazquez Fidler will discuss how the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley acquired born-digital collections remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Many of these approaches are now regular practice in the current hybrid environment. Christina will discuss the Digital Archivist’s Resource Tool (DART) and other tools being utilized to secure remote acquisitions through the context of selected collections.

  • As a digital archivist at the Bancroft Library, Christina manages the maintenance and stewardship of born-digital archival collections. She received her bachelor’s degree in English at Humboldt State University, her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and has been working in the archives profession for more than 10 years. Christina’s previous work experience includes serving as a software implementation consultant and archives assistant at the California Academy of Sciences, and as the archivist at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley.

Digital collaboration tools and their impacts on records management: Eric Kalmin and Jordan Thaw

Learn how digital collaboration tools impact records management. Presenters Eric Kalmin and Jordan Thaw will explore trends around digital collaboration tools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting records management challenges and sharing how campuses can raise awareness of the records they create, store and protect while collaborating virtually.

  • As director of Records Management and Information Practices at UC Merced, Eric is responsible for the operational oversight and development of the records management, information practices and campus privacy programs. Prior to joining UC Merced, he worked for California State Parks, where he focused on records management, archives and digital transformation initiatives. Eric holds a master’s degree in archives and records administration from San Jose State University.
  • In Jordan’s current role as a records analyst in UC Merced’s Office of Legal Affairs, her responsibilities include consulting with users about records management best practices and responding to California Privacy Rights Act and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act requests. A Central Valley native, Jordan is proud to have received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from UC Merced in May 2015. Jordan has worked at UC Merced since 2012, serving as a student assistant in the Physical Planning, Design and Construction Department, where she helped build analog and digital archives.

Digital collaboration tools and their impacts on privacy: Kent Wada

Gain a better understanding of how digital collaboration tools impact users’ privacy.

  • Kent is the chief privacy officer and director, policy and privacy, at UCLA. As the campus’s first-ever chief privacy officer, he addresses foundational privacy and data issues that have a broad impact on the campus community and university mission. His office collaborates closely with other campus offices — including health sciences offices with compliance authority to protect personal information — to ensure that UCLA is a good steward of data. In his capacity as director, policy and privacy, in the Office of Advanced Research Computing, Kent works broadly with the campus, its data and IT governance functions to help shape the institutional agenda for technology policy issues of strategic concern.

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