Happy Belated Electronic Records Day!
Saturday was the birthday of ‘Electronic Records Day’, who has just turned four. I bet many of you did not know that. Neither did I. Now ask me if I know when national doughnut day is, and I can tell you – June 3, 2016. Can’t wait.
You may be interested in more information about Electronic Records Day. Electronic Records Day is an opportunity to raise awareness among government agencies, related professional organizations, the general public and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in our world. It was created by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) as part of its State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI).
I believe we all would have our heads in the sand if we didn’t realize the role of electronic records. However, I do give kudos to CoSA, who are responsible for encouraging cooperation among the states and State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs) on matters of mutual interest, define and communicate archival and records concerns at a national level, and work with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives (NARA), and other national organizations to ensure that the nation’s documentary heritage is preserved and accessible.
Now that I do think is worth celebrating. For more information on the organization, please click here.