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Sprinting to Digital Preservation: Getting to grips with digital recordkeeping


Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 09:00 - 14:15


Local Government Management Agency, Local Government House, 35-39 Ushers Quay, Dublin 8


Participants will collaborate in a 'book sprint' to produce practical Electronic Recordkeeping Guidelines. 

Organisations now operate in a digital environment and records are created electronically in that environment. But:

  • Do you know how to ensure that the records you create electronically will meet the legal requirements for your organisation?
  • Will you be able to access and store your records in the long term as electronic systems evolve and update? 
  • Are your records stored securely?

Managing electronic records (born-digital records and digitised records) requires collaboration across a range of experiences and expertise and the best approach to electronic recordkeeping is to collaborate. The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is working with the Local Government Archivists and Records Managers Group and the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) on new Electronic Recordkeeping Guidelines. These guidelines will be a practical and useful support for organisations working with electronic records in Ireland, which need the input of a range of experiences in IT, digital services, data protection, legal requirements, records management and archives. Bringing together a collaboration group provides attendees with the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences and discover more about the issues of electronic records and the solutions to electronic recordkeeping. 

This event will combine expert speakers and facilitated break-out sessions to collaborate in a 'book sprint' to produce practical Electronic Recordkeeping Guidelines. 


09:00    Registration

09:30    Digital Recordkeeping – What’s the Problem? What’s the Solution?- William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition

09:50    Next Steps in Digital Transformation - Digital Preservation? - Dominic Byrne, Digital Strategy and ICT

10:00    A Case Study in Digital Preservation- Tamara Thornhill, Transport for London

10:30    Tea Break

11:00     Facilitated Break out Session : 3 Groups

12:30    Lunch

13:15    Facilitated Break Out Session : 3 Groups 

14:15    Report Back on Break Out Sessions and Next Steps

Running order and session titles are subject to small changes. 

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