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National Archives Policy Analyst Jill Snyder

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4 - 6 p.m., Bentley University, Morison Hall, Morison Boardroom #300, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02451. Campus Map.

SPEAKER: Jill Snyder, Records Management Policy Analyst, National Archives and Records Administration

TOPIC: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is a treasure of government historical records. While our Library of Congress harbors published books and other formats of content, the National Archives has specific responsibilities to govern and store records of our national governmental institutions work. The legacy of governmental and government employees’ work is collected according to acts and rules passed by Congress but NARA must ensure that agencies and civil servants understand and adhere to policies for contributing to the “Archives.” We will interview Jill Snyder at our September meeting to gain a better understanding of how her agency operates and their role with an increasing mountain of electronic government generated information. We will also explore the boundaries of NARA’s work and ask about how it relates to the “other” agencies’ responsibilities for gathering and storing working materials.

Additional Readings:

Luellig, Lorrie. What to do About Data Debris; Getting Rid of Data: Why It’s So Hard. Information management, 04/15/2013, 2p.

“At the 2012 Compliance, Governance and Oversight Counsel Summit (see sidebar below), a survey of corporate CIOs and general counsels revealed that typically 1 percent of corporate information is on litigation hold, 5 percent is in a records retention category and 25 percent has current business value. This means that approximately 69 percent of the data that most organizations keep has no legal, regulatory, privacy, security or business value.”

Ratha, David. Surveys continue to show weaknesses in federal records management. KMWorld, 09/01/2013, 3p.

“Flash forward to 2012, and NARA has completed its third such assessment. The report finds that “agencies still struggle to manage a voluminous amount of textual records while simultaneously facing the technological challenges of preserving records created and maintained in electronic format.”

BIOGRAPHY: Jill Snyder is a Records Management Policy Analyst at the National Archives and Records Administration, where she writes records management policy for Federal agencies.  She has over ten years of experience in the archives and records management field.  Ms. Snyder has taught records management at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and basic archives management at Salve Regina University.  Her interests lie in the management of electronic records and social media and the intersection of records, knowledge, and information management.  She is Vice President/President-Elect of the New England Archivists.  Ms. Snyder has a B.A. in Human Services from Northeastern University, and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

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Organizing Content & Expert Knowledge without Spending a Million Bucks

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 4 - 6 p.m., Bentley University, Morison Hall, Morison Boardroom #300, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02451. Campus Map.

SPEAKER: Larry Chait, Discussion Leader

TOPIC: Small/medium businesses (SMBs) are heavily represented within our KM community of practice; we also have members who work within groups in larger enterprises with limited resources to pursue their knowledge initiatives. The theme of this meeting came recently from a single member, but over the years, similar inquiries have frequently appeared. The discussion will focus on practices for gathering, sharing, and leveraging knowledge through minimally invasive, lower-tech, less-expensive solutions. Larry has been harvesting examples and experiences for a couple of decades – and he is sure you have your own. Typical situations with cautions and remedies for handling them will round out the topic. Whether you support ten, a hundred, or a few thousand people, there are sure to be ideas that will prove of value to you from this discussion!

BIOGRAPHY: In addition to being the President of the Boston KM forum, Larry Chait is Managing Director of Chait and Associates, Inc., a consultancy that advises senior managers and their teams on achieving and sustaining high performance. He has over forty years of business-management experience. In his consulting work, Larry has helped executives and organizations manage change. His focus is on knowledge management, change management, and business process improvement. In addition, Larry supports clients as an executive and team coach. Prior to Chait and Associates, Larry was Vice President and Director of Arthur D. Little, Inc. He held positions including chief knowledge officer, director, and principal consultant. Before ADL, Larry was president of his own retail organization and vice president of product development for a national IT services company. Larry has authored three books, is a contributing author of “Managing the Learning Process of the Corporation” and “Knowledge Management in Practice: Connections and Context,” and is co-author with Lynda Moulton of an upcoming book on practical knowledge management. Larry received his A.B. in Economics from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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NASA and Federal Wikis of Interest for KM

Mission for the Federal Knowledge Management Working Group: Inform and support federal government departments, agencies, organizations, and  their constituencies in the research, development, identification, and implementation of knowledge management (KM) activities, practices, lessons learned, and technologies.To accomplish this mission, the Federal KMWG will mobilize and leverage thought leaders and KM practitioners from government, quasi-government, academia, non-government, nonprofit, and the private sector around the globe. http://wiki.nasa.gov/cm/wiki/?id=1926

Federal Knowledge Management Initiative Roadmap http://wiki.nasa.gov/cm/wiki/Federal%20Knowledge%20Management%20Working%20Group%20(KMWG).wiki/home/Federal%20Knowledge%20Management%20Initiative%20Roadmap.html