Ohio History Connection partners with Preservica to safeguard permanent digital records

Sharing this press release about OHC’s new partnership with Preservica to preserve digital records

For more than 50 years, the Ohio History Connection has worked with state and local government agencies to preserve the history of Ohio and its citizens. The state archives and the official memory of Ohio’s government are recorded through public records, documents and images. The mission of the Ohio History Connection is to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories by embracing the present, sharing the past, and transforming the future. In addition to operating the State Archives, the organization manages museums and historic sites, along with exhibits, and events.

“We applaud the Ohio History Connection in advancing its mission to safeguard long-term state electronic records, as well as providing citizen access to the rich history of Ohio,” said Mike Quinn, CEO at Preservica. “We are proud to partner with the Ohio History Connection and to see Preservica entrusted with a growing number of state archives across the U.S. We also work closely with the Council of State Archives (CoSA) and are thrilled that Preservica’s platform has the ability to serve the needs of the state archives community.”

In addition, the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and Preservica share a commitment to digital preservation and broad access to government records. Preservica has been a proud corporate sponsor of CoSA since 2015, providing support for the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI), CoSA’s flagship education and training program. This year, the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and Preservica are collaborating to conduct survey research that will examine practices and gaps associated with interagency transfer of permanent electronic state government records.


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Updated ERC guidelines now available

Greetings! The Ohio Electronic Records Committee would like to announce major updates to our published guidelines for Managing Email, as well our guidelines for Managing Social Media. The Managing Email guidelines were last updated in 2012 and this represents a major effort to update the language in the guidelines, simplify them, and to make them more user-focused for our records management cohorts in public agencies throughout the state. The primary focus of the update to our Social Media guidelines was to remove outdated terminology and to update the various social media definitions to increase accessibility and relevancy in the current social media environment. We will continue to review and revise our existing guidelines, as well as develop new guidelines as needed. If you have questions or comments on the updated guidelines, or recommendations for existing or emerging topics for the Ohio Electronic Records Committee to investigate, please contact us at: OhioERC@ohiohistory.org

OhioERC Meeting Dates for 2019

The OhioERC has set its meeting dates for 2019:

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (3rd Floor Cardinal Classroom)
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (3rd Floor Cardinal Classroom)
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (3rd Floor Cardinal Classroom)
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (3rd Floor Cardinal Classroom)

All meetings run from 12:30 – 3:30pm and are at the Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211; 614. 297.2300