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ECURE 2005 February 28 - March 2 Speakers

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Mark J. Myers
Electronic Records Specialist
KY Dept. for Libraries and Archives
Electronic Records Management - A Lesson in Collaboration


Mark Myers is the Electronic Records Specialist for the Public Records Division of the KY Dept. for Libraries and Archives (KDLA). He advises state and local government agencies with the management of electronic records and helps to develop policy recommendations for issues involving the intersection of technology and records management. Prior to coming to KDLA, Mark was the Electronic Records Archivist at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Mark is a member of the Frankfort/Bluegrass Chapter of ARMA International, serves on the Steering Committee of the Electronic Records Section of the Society of American Archivists, and is the current treasurer of the KY Council on Archives. Mark is a 1993 graduate of the University of Kentucky with B.A. in Secondary Education.

Presentation Abstract

This session will outline the development and current activities of the electronic records program at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA). It focuses on collaboration with state's IT department and how KDLA has leveraged that cooperation into the development of the Electronic Records Working Group (ERWG), consisting of members from KDLA, the state's IT, legal, and fiscal departments. This session will discuss the successes and lessons learned from this partnership and how KDLA has used this collaboration to manage electronic records of Kentucky state government. This session will showcase how KDLA is using this collaboration by addressing the issues involved with the long-term preservation of Geographic Information System (GIS) data. KDLA is currently working with the state's Office of GIS to schedule GIS data and deal with the issues of long-term access to the data, how to manage updates, custody of the records, and long-term storage.