A dear friend and colleague, Milovan Misic, led a week long training session recently on behalf of the International Council on Archives (ICA) for a group of representatives from the Belize government entitled “Moving from Paper to an Electronic Records Management System: Challenges, Resources and Strategies.” As part of the workshop, participants used the Digital Preservation Capability (DPC) survey on the ICA Mobile Archives Standardization Tool (MAST). MAST is a mobile application developed by Milovan for ICA in 2013 to provide access and resources to archivists and records managers in low resource areas. Low resource means they have limited connectivity to the Internet, limited technology resources, and limited electronic records expertise.
Charles Dollar and I participated in the Belize training via Skype on two different days, providing background on the development of the survey tool and capability maturity model, as well as sharing perspectives on the MAST DPC results.
You can view a short clip on YouTube about the training that originally aired on Belize television at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qnE1v9XXzuw