Saturday, June 29, 2013

286. NAGARA Anyone?


Wednesday, July 10, 2013 through Saturday, July 13, 2013
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One S. Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

            We have a rather specialized records conference being held here in Indy in July by a group called NAGARA.
            NAGARA is the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators. "NAGARA is a professional association dedicated to the effective use and management of federal, state, and local government records and information in all formats." [This last statement is from their website.]
            Membership is normally by that group category-Federal, State, and Local, and is mainly for employees working in records preservation. Membership is costly--in the hundreds--but, hey, it's only tax money! Individuals can join at $75 a pop--anyone interested?
            One of our local records folks is involved on Wednesday:

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  -- Pre-Conference Workshop
W-1: Disaster Preparedness
Students will learn about the importance of having a disaster plan for their institution. Suggestions for disaster plan templates will be discussed and the basics of emergency response will be covered. After the presentation, students will be able to participate in a hands-on exercise in salvaging wet collections materials.
Speaker: Elizabeth Hague, Indiana State Archives

            The Indiana State Archivist Jim Corridan is also a panelist for a couple of sessions. Maybe Jim can present a session on storing your records in a modular pole barn or perhaps in dealing with a legislature more focused on morality engineering than on structural engineering.
            If you are working in the archival field, or, if this stuff just floats your boat, you can get more info from:

National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators
1450 Western Avenue, Suite 101
Albany, New York  12203
(518) 694-8472

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