Monday, August 15, 2016

SCRC faculty present at Society of American Archivists annual meeting

Deirdre Scaggs, associate dean for Special Collections, chaired two sessions at the Society of American Archivists conference in Atlanta  – “Recipes from Culinary Collections: Creative (and Tasty!) Approaches to Outreach” and “Archives and Institutional Power: A Critical Perspective.”

Ruth Bryan, director and university archivist in the SCRC, chaired “Capstone Officials and Public Records:  Risk, Buy-in, and Archival Selection.” The session consisted of five case studies using the new National Archives and Records Administration’s concept of “capstone officials” as a selection tool for certain categories of public records scheduled for permanent retention. Ruth also presented “Public University Faculty as Capstone Officials,” where she argued that faculty can be considered capstone or senior university officials and demonstrated how this approach has impacted the work of the UK records management task force that she co-facilitates.

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