This page features useful links and recommended reading materials plus a calendar of Events and speaking engagements.

Recommended Readings

The brochure "Better information = better business" from the National Archives of Australia is a beautiful piece that may give you ideas about how to approach senior management.  It was written for Executives to engage and educate them on digital continuity principles and requirements. Check it out at:

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources issued an updated Digital Preservation Policy in April 2014 which is worth a close look.  The policy governs the operation, management and scope of the state's digital preservation program that is administered by the State Archives and State Library to collect and preserve government information for public access. Download the policy at:

The UN Joint Inspection Unit  issued their report “Records and Archives Management in the United Nations,” which contains a series of recommendations to raise awareness among decision makers, managers, and staff about the importance of Records and Archives Management (RAM) and the urgent need to integrate and institutionalize lifecycle management practices.  The topic of Digital Preservation and a shout out to the Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model© (DPCMM) workshop conducted in Brussels last year with my colleague Charles Dollar is addressed on page 45 of the report.  Download the report at:


May 2015                                ARMA Canada Conference at the Westin in Calgary

Poster Session - How Long is Long-Term?

Presentation - Interoperability and Transfer Requirements for Long-Term Electronic Records

Presentation - Using a Capability Maturity Model to Build a Business Case for Digital Preservation 


March 10, 2015                      ARMA Cincinnati Chapter Meeting

I presented "Information Governance in the Cloud:  Transfer and Interoperability Requirements" at the ARMA Cincinnati Chapter luncheon meeting which will be held at Cincinnati Insurance Company in Fairfield, Ohio. 

April 29, 2015                         Information Governance: Crossing Boundaries to Common Ground

The ARMA Madison Spring Seminar, "Information Governance: Crossing Boundaries to Common Ground," was held on April 29th at the Fluno Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  The program  featured presentations and exercises exploring Information Governance (IG) principles, tools and strategies, and was designed to help RIM and legal practitioners identify and promote lifecycle controls within their organizations’ systems and practices.  The seminar included the screening of an award-winning documentary, “The Decade of Discovery,” which describes the journey of a government attorney and computer science professor to find new ways to search millions of government records to support e-Discovery.  Jason R. Baron, participated as a speaker and facilitated a Q&A session following the screening.

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October 15. 2014

“Building the Business Case for Digital Preservation Using a Capability Maturity Model,” 2nd International Council on Archives Conference, 2014 Girona, Spain, with Charles Dollar and Milovan Misic.