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J. Boye Starts Boston Intranet and Digital Strategy Groups

J. Boye Groups are exclusive, actively managed groups of experienced web and intranet professionals, who meet to discuss their progress, problems and concerns with the projects they are working on.

We will hold our next Boston Intranet group On Feb 11 from 9AM- 3 PM, location to be determined.  Margot Bloomstein, author of “Content Strategy at Work” will be our guest presenter.  Read more about the group here.

We are initiating a Boston Digital Strategy group on Feb 12 from 9AM- 1:30 PM, location to be determined. Topics may include web governance,  information management strategy and mobile challenges. Read more about the group here.

J Boye groups are wonderful opportunities to network with your peers, share ideas and exchange knowledge.

If you are interested in attending either of these meetings, please contact Patricia Eagan at


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New England Archivists (NEA) Announcing registration for the Spring 2014 Conference

New England Archivists (NEA) is excited to announce that registration for the Spring 2014 Meeting is now open! Join us March 20-22, 2014 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for great programs, workshops, thought-provoking sessions, and a “Jeopardy” tournament. In this E-mail you will find pertinent information about registration, lodging, and what to look forward to at Spring 2014.


Early-bird: now-February 17

Advance: February 18 - March 14; On-site: March 15-22

For detailed pricing information and to register online, click here. To be eligible for the NEA-Member Registration Rate, please make sure you’ve renewed your membership. Remember: you can always check your status and renew online.

If you have any questions about the registration process, contact Emily Tordo, NEA Registrar at Any questions about membership renewal, contact Kristine M. Sjostedt, Membership Secretary at

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside
250 Market Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

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(603) 431-2300

Room rate $125 available until February 24th (subject to availability.), using this code: New England Archivists 2014 QYND6W2WZTY (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser):

Spring 2014 will feature two plenary speakers: Vivek Bald and Ian MacKaye.

Ian MacKaye (Friday, March 21) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer best known for being the frontman of influential punk bands like Minor Threat, Fugazi, and The Evens. Currently he is working to personally preserve recordings of all of Fugazi’s 1,000+ shows. He is also trying to preserve the cassette recordings of his grandmother who wrote a marriage counseling column for Ladies Home Journal. Read more about MacKaye’s audio-archiving work.

Vivek Bald (Saturday, March 22) is a scholar and filmmaker whose documentary, In Search of Bengali Harlem has spurred a related book and website. The website is part of Bald’s ongoing project to document the histories of two little-known groups of early South Asian migrants to the United States. Both were groups of Muslim men, predominantly from the region of Bengal, who entered the U.S. between the 1880s and the 1940s.

The sessions on Friday and Saturday cover a wide range of topics and formats such as a roundtable discussion on the Boston Bombing Digital Archives, working with students in archives, collaborating with non-archivists, and how best to provide access to moving image and sound archives.

The “Jeopardy” tournament on Friday will test your knowledge of the profession, repositories all over New England, and fun historical facts. Players will compete for bragging rights and cool prizes by answering questions from NEA’s own Alex Trebek, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall. Details on how to participate are coming soon.

View the full schedule to begin your own planning for Spring 2014.

If you have any questions regarding the NEA Spring 2014 Meeting, please contact Kelli Bogan, Spring 2014 Program Committee Chair, at

Look forward to seeing you in Portsmouth!

New England Archivists, Communications Committee

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.

PLEASE PLEASE Register even if you are not certain you can attend so we have an accurate estimate of attendees for handouts. If you then make a decision not to attend, please use the registration link and note in the comments field that you will not attend.

NOTE: The registration page has changed and you will be directed to another site where the registration form resides. It is now hosted by and is legitimate.

Registration Form for Thursday

Registration Comments (Cost, time, meeting format)

Smarter-Companies a New Affiliation with Boston KM Forum

Boston KM Forum enjoyed a terrific working session in February with Mary Adams, Founder and President of Smarter-Companies. It is wonderful to see how her latest venture that is focused on a network of intangible capital experts has taken off since the beginning of the year.

Boston KM Forum President Larry Chait and program organizer Lynda Moulton have joined along with several other members. We have started a group within the Smarter-Companies community and invite you to join, as well. This may be the perfect place to carry on discussions among our members. You can send a request with your contact information to to receive an invitation. If you are on our mailing list, look for an email invitation from us to join this week.

Mary Adams is also an organizer for the upcoming 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management mini-track, What Works in IC? Practical Perspectives, October 24-25, 2013, at George Washington University. Please visit the conference site for opportunities to present a paper or register for the program. This looks like a wonderful opportunity for our members to expand their knowledge management experience in learning and connecting with experts in the field.

Decision Support Systems that Adapt to New Knowledge

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Microsoft, 201 Jones Rd., Sixth Floor, Waltham, MA 02451. Directions.

SPEAKER: Richard Adler, PhD, President, DecisionPath, Inc.

TOPIC: Through our interview with Richard Adler we will explore the many applications for adaptive decision support. Dr. Adler has worked with several agencies in the Department of Homeland Security applying a knowledge-based approach to “test-driving” counter-terrorism strategies, to better understand (and help improve) their cost-benefit trade-offs within an evolving security “landscape”.  He has also developed knowledge-based solutions to help organizations respond more effectively to transformational changes brought about by changing environments and disruptive events.

This program is an interesting transition from the theory we learned about last month from Laurie Webster of CognitiveEdge, where a narrative technique was applied to gathering information for defining and solving complex business problems. We will learn how Dr. Adler has applied his innovative modeling and simulation tool to diverse challenges for the US Coast Guard and TSA, and on-going work in the pharmaceutical market and investment strategic planning.

The format of the meeting is a 45 minute interview with our guest speaker, followed by audience Q&A and discussion of his methods.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Richard M. Adler is the founder of DecisionPath. He designed and implemented the company’s ForeTell software platform and currently directs development and delivery of ForeTell-based solutions for Government, Life Sciences, and Financial Services markets.

Previously, Dr. Adler was a Partner in Computer Science Corporation’s commercial consulting group. At CSC, he held positions as the Solutions Architect for the company’s Net Markets practice and earlier, as the Application Architect for Lynx, CSC’s software framework for developing transactional business applications. Dr. Adler was previously VP of R and D at Symbiotics, Inc., a middleware software startup, and held technical positions with the MITRE Corporation and Control Data Corporation.

Related information:

Begley, Sharon. The Limits of Reason; Why evolution may favor irrationality. Newsweek, 08/05/2010.

DecisionPath Additional Resources.

Snowden, David. The resilient organisation, presented at KMWorld, 2010. CognitiveEdge, 11/18/2010, 8 slides/podcast

PLEASE Register even if you are not certain you can attend so we have an accurate estimate of attendees for handouts.

Registration Form for Thursday

Registration Comments (Cost, time, meeting format)

New England Archivists Fall 2010 Conference

Looking Inward/Looking Outward: Changing Roles and Expectations in Archival Settings, New England Archivists Fall 2010 Conference, November 5-6, 2010, Keene State College, Keene, NH.

Check out the program details. Other information and link to registration.

NE Chapter American Society for Indexing Meeting 10/16

Check out the announcement for the annual FALL MEETING of the New England Chapter of the American Society for Indexing (NEASI), Oct. 16, Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Speakers: Enid Zafran, “Polishing the Index” and Heather Hedden: “From Indexer to Accidental Taxonomist.”

Launching New Technology Group for Healthcare Innovators: CCTWG

June 30, 2010 6:30 - 9:00 PM Waltham, MA (free but registration is required)

  • Celebrate the kick-off of a new healthcare technology group
  • Find out how this new workgroup can support your role in healthcare innovation
  • And a special update on leveraging two key aspects of healthcare reform and funding

Boston KM Forum is invited to attend the kick-off

Special discussion led by: Dr. Allan Goroll

  • professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and practicing primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • nationally respected leader in primary care, medical innovation, and healthcare reform
  • a passionate and dedicated force in healthcare advancements
  • a founder of forward-thinking initiatives such as the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
  • recipient of numerous awards for his pioneering work

At this unique evening event, Dr. Goroll will provide a briefing on key trends and resources related to healthcare reform and stimulus legislation, and the organizing team will introduce a new initiative:  the Collaborative Care Technology Working Group, scheduled to commence activities in September 2010.

AGENDA, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Dr. Allan Goroll, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

* Health System Reform: the Big Picture
o Strengthening the Primary Care Base, Collaboration and Coordination

* Updates on Implementation of New Healthcare Legislation, including:
o the Medicare Innovation Center component of new healthcare reform and stimulus legislation
o current and upcoming activities of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

MORE about the CCTWG initiative here

SWISSNEX: How to use Social Media in Times of Crisis

The Consulate of Switzerland/ swissnex Boston invites you to view our exciting webinar on “How to use Social Media in Times of Crisis?” on May 12. You can participate no matter which time zone you’re in!

Wednesday, May 12, at 9:30 (EST),  9:30 am Boston (UTC - 4 hours) Register

For those of us in the Boston area, enjoy the ongoing exhibit at MIT ”Delight in Green Daylight,” a case study of our office space. We’re also excited that our annual report is ready! Come pick up one at our office today or view it on our website.


Your swissnex Boston Team

Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management

Call for papers for:

8th International Conference on Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management, November 10-12, 2010, Philadelphia - USA.

Submission due:        21 May 2010
Conference:                 10 to 12 November 2010
Workshops:                  10 November  2010
Scientific Program:   11-12 November  2010