Workshops and Outreach Committee

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The Workshops and Outreach Committee is responsible for managing workshops offered by OHRAB and to promote Archives Month in Ohio.


OERC Guidelines: Best Practices for Email Management and Digital Imaging Seminars

The Ohio Electronic Records Committee (OERC), in cooperation with the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB), and with funding by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), is offering a series of FREE seminars based on the OERC’s “Guidelines for Managing Electronic Mail” and “Digital Imaging Guidelines.” Each 3-hour seminar will cover both topics and conclude with a panel discussion with state and local government experts who have implemented email management and imaging systems within their offices.

Who Should Attend? State and local government (counties, municipalities, townships, school district, special district)

   * Records Managers/Archivists
   * Information Technology staff
   * Elected Officials or their representatives
   * Records-keepers

The workshops have been approved by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) for 0.5 points and pre-approved for credit toward the NAGARA Certificate.

Light refreshments will be provided. Additional detailed information can be found on the attached brochure.

Seating in each session is limited to 50 people.

Click the appropriate link below to register for the session of your choice. Please only register for one session.

COLUMBUS: March 18, 2010 @ the Riffe Building, 31st Floor, South B & C [map]

Click to Register for 9:00-12:00

Click to Register for 1:00-4:00

DAYTON: April 27, 2010 @ the Madison Lakes Conference Center [map]

Click to Register for 9:00-12:00

Click to Register for 1:00-4:00

ELYRIA: May 18, 2010 @ the Lorain County Administration Building [map]

Click to Register for 9:00-12:00

Click to Register for 1:00-4:00

Previous Workshops

  • November 9-13, 2009: The Ohio Historical Society will host a Competing for Federal Grants Workshop lead by the Grantsmanship Center. For more information or to register, go to Competing for Federal Grants Workshop


  • Archives Month in Ohio

This year’s Archives Month theme is “Taking A Stand: Abolition in Ohio“. We chose this theme due to the upcoming sesquicentennial of the Civil War and in honor of the 150th anniversary of John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry (October 16, 1859). How did Ohioans participate in the abolition movement? Who were notable, and not-so-well-known abolitionists? What were some of the important people/places/events in Ohio?

Archives, museums, historical societies, libraries, and other organizations with archival and history collections are invited to participate in Archives Month this year by scheduling a special event or exhibit to highlight the collections in your institution. Archives Month posters will be available in late September. Some suggested activities include:

  • Hold a kick-off reception with a featured speaker on the importance of preserving archival records, eg., an archivist or librarian, researcher, or local government official. Don't forget to invite the press!
  • Print out and display the official Archives Month Poster (available in September)
  • Develop a website consisting of your institution's contributions, if any, to the Ohio Memory Project. (www.ohiomemory.org )
  • Send press releases to local media, including a description of your archival materials, an article using research from the materials in your collection, or photographs of some of the most interesting materials in your collection.
  • Contact your local government officials and organizations in your community to let them know about Archives Month. Offer to speak about your collection and what resources in your collection could be of use to them. Or (if possible) offer to be a repository for their historic materials or offer your expertise in helping them organize their archives.
  • Create a display some of your materials in your institution.
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