“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.

Student Travel Scholarships for “Your Seat at the Purchasing Table: A Records Management Point of View” Workshop

Travel Scholarships: Travel scholarships are being offered for graduate students enrolled in Ohio Public History or Library Science programs for the October 28th “Your Seat at the Purchasing Table: A Records Management Point of View” Workshop. The scholarships are based on round-trip mileage from the university and will be awarded at a rate of $0.40 to $0.52 per mile, depending on the number of applications received. Due to limited funds, one scholarship per university will be initially awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (additional scholarships may be available per university if the funds are available). To apply for the scholarship, send your name, email address, phone number and university to Fred Previts, State Archivist at fprevits@ohiohistory.org. Special thanks to the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for funding the scholarships. Scholarship Flyer