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Thursday, August 6 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
2A - Appetites and Thresholds: Innovative Use of Risk Management in Collecting Futures

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The speakers address how to use a risk management approach to help ask questions like "What does it cost us not to include diverse voices, climate change evidence, generational change, and technological evolution in our collections? What are the risks in not collecting related records?" They offer a lively discussion with practical advice on using risk registers to define innovative risk appetites, tolerances, and thresholds.

Demb: Inside Out: Using Risk Management to Diversify Collections
Baker: Who Let the Chief Risk Officer into the Archives? Thinking of Risk
Jackson: Risk in Processing: Harris County Pollution Control Records
Slate: Within and Without Our Walls: Documenting Local Government Affinity Groups and Public Protest in the Dallas Municipal Archives

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Sarah R. Demb

Senior Records Manager/Archivist, Harvard University Archives
Sarah R. Demb has been a records professional for 22 years. She is Senior Records Manager/Archivist at Harvard University Archives and continues to be engaged with risk management. Sarah received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Dara Baker

Digital Format Specialist, Digital Preservation Division/NARA
Dara Baker works as the Senior Digital Presercation Analyst at the National Archives. She is chair of the Technical Subgroup on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning, a member of the DLF Visioning Access Systems subgroup, and served as the Regent for Outreach for the Academy... Read More →
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John H. Slate

City Archivist, Dallas Municipal Archives
John H. Slate has been city archivist for the City of Dallas since 2000. He holds both a BS and a master?s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Slate is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.
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Sarah Canby Jackson

Archivist, Harris County (Texas)
Sarah Canby Jackson has been Harris County Archivist since 2002. She has an MSc in Applied History from the University of North Texas and an MLIS with an emphasis on Archives and Records Management from the University of Texas at Austin.

Thursday August 6, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)