On Thursday, December 3, at 8 pm ET, the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable will be hosting a joint Twitter chat with the SAA Records Management Roundtable Steering Committee and its members. This chat will allow students and new archivists to gain knowledge about records management directly from those engaged in this work. Our goal is not only to introduce students to this field, but also to facilitate dialog and understanding among SNAPers and records management professionals of all experience levels.
We would like this chat to be as conversational as possible! SNAPers can engage in the chat by:
- responding to main questions based on their own knowledge and experience
- posing their own questions related to the main questions during the discussion
- following up on others’ responses with their own thoughts and further questions
We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt hashtag on Twitter. The SNAP Roundtable Twitter account will pose main questions such as:
- How is the work of records managers different from that of archivists in various contexts, such as academia, government, and business?
- What do records managers find most challenging about their work or this field?
- What do records managers find most enjoyable and exciting about their own work or this field?
- What conceptual knowledge and skills are important for students to develop and how should they go about pursuing them?
- What personal goals related to records management are #snaprt chatters pursuing?
If you would like to have your discussion topic included in this chat, please send it to @SNAP_Roundtable on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous form on theSNAP RT chat webpage or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the SNAP RT chat webpage for more information about #snaprt Twitter chats.
Definition of Records Management based on the Federal definition:
Records management is the planning, controlling, directing, organizing, training, promoting, and other managerial activities involved in the creation, maintenance and use, and disposition of information. Records management aims to achieve adequate and proper documentation of the policies and work of an organization and effective and economical management of operations.
Here some resources related to the SNAP and RM joint chat you may want to check out:
- SAA Records Management Roundtable microsite: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/records-management-roundtable
- U.S. National Archives and Records Administration’s Frequently Asked Questions about Records Management: https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/faqs/
- U.S. National Archives and Records Administration’s Records Management Basics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLugwVCjzrJsXTLHxK0Iwg90oqDSUtiCHN