Register for this year’s Electronic Records Day event: “The Great Digital Transformation – What’s in it for You?” This is a Zoom Forum hosted by the UC Records Management

The hour-long event will take place on November 1, 2022, at 10:00 am. Speakers will include experts in UC archives, records management, and privacy. The experts will focus on their areas of expertise regarding collaboration tools. Each area will provide a 15-minute presentation. After the presentations, there will be a Q&A.

Information about the speakers and their talks:

Christina Velazquez Fidler:

Christina Velazquez Fidler is the Digital Archivist at the University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library. She manages the maintenance and stewardship of born-digital archival collections. She received her BA in English at Humboldt State University in 2005, her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2010, and has been working in the
archives profession for over 10 years. She has previous work experience as a software implementation consultant, archives assistant at the California Academy of Sciences, and as the archivist at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. Acquiring born-digital collections in a remote environment requires new approaches and system dependencies. In this presentation, Christina Velazquez Fidler will discuss steps taken by the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley to acquire born-digital collections remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Many of these approaches are now regular practice in the current hybrid environment. In the context of selected collections, Fidler will discuss the Digital Archivist’s Resource Tool (DART) and other tools being utilized to secure remote acquisitions.

Eric Kalmin and Jordan Thaw:

Eric Kalmin is the Director of Records Management and Information Practices at UC Merced. In his current role, he is responsible for the operational oversight and development of the records management, information practices, and campus privacy programs.

Prior to joining UC Merced, Eric worked for California State Parks, focusing on records management, archives, and digital transformation initiatives. Eric holds a master’s degree in Archives and Records Administration from San Jose State University. 

Jordan Thaw is a California Central Valley native and proud UC Merced alumna, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in May 2015. She began working at UC Merced in August 2012 as a student assistant in the Physical Planning, Design and Construction department, where she helped build their analog and digital archives.

In Jordan’s current role as a Records Analyst in the Office of Legal Affairs, her major responsibilities include consulting with users about records management best practices and responding to CPRA and FERPA requests.
Celebrate Electronic Records Day with a brief presentation on digital collaboration tools and their impacts on records management. Presenters Eric Kalmin and Jordan Thaw, explore trends related to the adoption of digital collaboration tools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - highlighting records management challenges and how campuses can raise awareness of the records they create, store and protect while collaborating

Kent Wada:

Kent Wada is chief privacy officer and director, Policy and Privacy for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus. Designated as the campus’s first chief privacy officer, Kent addresses foundational privacy and data issues that have broad impact on the campus community, the academy, and the University mission. His office collaborates closely with other campus offices, including those with compliance authority for the protection of personal information and counterparts in the Health Sciences, to have UCLA be a good steward of data. In his role
as director, policy and privacy in the Office of Advanced Research Computing, Kent works broadly with the campus and its data and IT governance functions to help shape the institutional agenda for technology policy issues of strategic concern. Celebrate Electronic Records Day with a brief presentation on digital collaboration tools and their impacts on privacy.