The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will have two representatives at the upcoming 2012 E-Records Forum. Dr. Richard Marciano, SILS professor, and Ph.D. candidate Lorraine (Lori) Richards will both speak at the meeting, which is sponsored by the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA).
Richards will give a talk during the "Electronic Recordkeeping in the Cloud" session, presenting the results of her research conducted on electronic recordkeeping in state cloud computing environments. She will report on the relationship between the recordkeeping requirements and cloud computing requirements of several state government cloud adoptions, comparing and contrasting recordkeeping in the cloud across the different state governments and agencies. This research is the basis of her dissertation, which is titled, "Evidence-as-a-Service: State Recordkeeping in the Cloud."
Marciano is the chair of the program committee for the meeting. He will also speak during a session called "Unifying Access to Digitized and Born-Digital Collections," which will focus on how computer scientists are helping archivists integrate large collections of digitized items with born-digital items and then offering unified reference services for both types within a collection.
The E-Records Forum will take place in Austin, Texas, on April 25-26, 2012. Historically, the meeting has focused on the latest trends in electronic records management while also providing practical, lessons-learned sessions from leaders in the profession.