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Friday, August 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
SESSION 507: Appraising Government Records: What Constitutes Value?

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Appraisal is at the heart of the archival enterprise and nowhere more so than in the government records environment. Selecting the subset of government records with enduring value has become more demanding in a networked world of big data, open data, and open government. Are archivists identifying for permanent retention the government records 21st century citizens want and need? This session explores key questions facing government archivists responsible for shaping the historical record.


Roger Christman

Senior State Governors' Records Archivist, Library of Virginia
Roger Christman has worked at the Library of Virginia since 1997 in a variety of positions. He is currently the Senior State Governors' Records Archivist, a position he's held since 2005. Roger received his BA in History from Millersville University and his MA in Applied History from the University of South Carolina. He is also an editor for the blog, Out of the Box: Notes from the Library of Virginia.
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Duncan Friend

Manager of E-Government Initiatives, Kansas Secretary of State
Duncan Friend is the Manager of e-Government Initiatives for the Kansas Secretary of State. In his 25-year career at the State of Kansas, Duncan has worked as an accountant, IT manager, and project director for statewide IT system implementations. He has also been active in records and information governance issues as a member of the State Electronic Records Committee, the Kansas State Records Board, and the State Historical Records Advisory... Read More →
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Sarah Koonts

Acting State Archivist, Head, Collections Management Branch, North Carolina State Archives
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Tanya Marshall

State Archivist, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration
Tanya Marshall is the State Archivist of the State of Vermont and directs the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, having previously served as the State’s Deputy State Archivist and Senior Records Analyst. She has a Master in Library Science degree, with a concentration in archives, records, and information management from the University of Maryland at College Park, where she also completed coursework toward a doctorate in... Read More →

Friday August 15, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Virginia AB [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008