“To Scan or Not to Scan: That is the Question!” Free Workshop-Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Ohio Electronic Record Committee’s 2017 Fall Workshop, To Scan or Not to Scan: That is the Question! This workshop is free to attend, plus a travel stipend for mileage is being sponsored by OHRAB and the NHPRC.

There will be 2 identical sessions on October 6, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:30, for you to choose from. Seating is limited to 50 per session, so register early. https://goo.gl/forms/uhE4KCl8jbX7P1r12

This workshop will investigate the pros and cons of scanning various types of records, as well as demonstrate a new feasibility tool developed by the OhioERC for evaluating records for digitization. Following the presentation, we’ll have 4 session rotations to take a fun, hands-on, small group, deeper dive into uncovering the hidden costs and variables before, during, and after digitizing, as well as utilizing the feasibility tool and touring the Delaware County Records Center and Archives reformatting operations.

This training has been certified for:
• 2 hours toward NAGARA’s Local Government Archives and Records Administrator’s certificate in the core competency of Reformatting
• 1 credit toward the Ohio Recorders Association professional development
• 2.5 certification maintenance credits for CRMs and CRAs through the Institute of Certified Records Managers

Please see this flyer for more details, the agenda, location, and travel stipend information. Questions can be directed to OhioERC@ohiohistory.org.

Don’t keep this to yourself! Please pass this on to anyone that you feel would benefit from this workshop.

Ohio ERC Meeting reminder

A reminder that the next OhioERC Meeting is July 19 at the Ohio History Center. Please note that we will meet at 1PM instead of our normal meeting time of 12:30pm. We will meet in the Cardinal Classroom, located on the 3rd floor across from the library.

Save the Date! OERC Digitization Workshop- Oct. 6, 2017

Please save the date for our free fall workshop, “To Scan or Not to Scan: That is the Question”, to be held in Delaware, Ohio on October 6. We will be presenting on a new scanning feasibility tool developed by the OERC to help organizations better evaluate what types or records would benefit from digitization, and which would not. Discovery sessions and scanning operations tours will also be provided. For more information please see: OhioERC Fall 2017 workshop

Registration details will be coming soon.