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How Did We Get Here? Maintaining Records for Long Term Institutional Memory

Class Details

Join us as we host Nadia Dixson, the Somerville City Archivist, as She presents, “How Did We Get Here: Maintaining Records for Long Term Institutional Memory.” Does this sound familiar? Sometimes an institution's records are relegated to boxes in a back room, basement or simply tossed without review. Avoid costly mistakes, by learning how to identify, preserve, and maintain appropriate historic records. This webinar introduces practical information and tools necessary to identify records of enduring value and start an archives program that will benefit your institution and preserve institutional memory. Participants will be introduced to the NLM History of Medicine Digital Collections and Exhibits.

Upon completing this webinar, you’ll be:
• Introduced to the essential elements of an archives/records management program
• Learn about appropriate goals for your institution’s archives program
• Learn about the value of including various types of records in an online archive
• Learn how one city solved the problem of making archival records available for easy access

Recording available at

Class Date:
Region/Office: National, NER
Mar 14, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Continuing Education Credits: 


The New England e-Science webinar series is intended to increase awareness of Research Data Management topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities. Topics include, but are not limited to, understanding a library’s role in RDM, getting started, innovative solutions to challenges, data management planning, sharing and different RDM tools.

Each session will include separate objectives based on the featured webinar presenter. Attendee participation will be possible through the WebEx platform chat features and other electronic methods designed by the guest presenter. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and posted for later viewing.

Each session will last approximately 1 hour and 1 MLA CE contact hour will be offered per session. CE contact hours will only be available during the live presentations of the webinar.



  • Explain how a tool or resource can be utilized within Research Data Management

  • Illustrate and discuss potential role(s) in which librarians or libraries can support Research Data Management at their institutional communities