After becoming a member of the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) earlier this year, we decided to exhibit and attend our first ever IRMS conference. This year’s event takes place at the Celtic Manor in Newport Wales and I sat down with my colleagues Stephanie Taylor and Ed Pinsent to find out what they are most looking forward to.
This will be your first IRMS conference. Are you excited? What are you looking forward to?
EP: It has been a long time since I’ve been to one of those big conferences. I have done Records Management in previous jobs, and it’s something I care about.
ST: I’m really looking forward to the conference and finding out what peoples’ pain points and issues are when it comes to digital preservation. There seems to be a growing need in the sector to handle, manage and preserve either digitised records as well as more and more born-digital records. We have seen an increasing number of records managers come to our Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) courses and I’d like to get a better understanding if and how we can help. Continue reading