MATRIX Participates in Workshop on Managing Desktop Digital Records
On July 17, Lisa Schmidt, electronic records archivist at MATRIX, attended “Managing the Digital University Desktop,” a Society of American Archivists (SAA) workshop held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing. Duke University archivist Timothy D. Pyatt led the workshop, which focused on research results and subsequently developed electronic records training tools from the joint University of North Carolina-Duke University Managing the Digital University Desktop (MDUD) project. Practical strategies on training university employees how to manage e-mail and other electronic records were discussed, as well as general issues related to the management of active electronic records. Staff from the MSU Archives and other departments across campus attended, along with archivists and librarians from Wayne State University, Hope College, and the University of Illinois. This workshop was part of a series presented by the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections in honor of its 40th anniversary.