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Information Stewardship in Public-Private Partnerships: Managing Vendor Agreements for Information Services Return to listing


The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and School of Government (SOG) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) will hold a day-long symposium titled “Information Stewardship in Public-Private Partnerships:  Managing Vendor Agreements for Information Services” on April 19, 2013.  The event with be held from 9:00-4:30 in the dining room area (Room 135AB) of The Center for School Leadership Development building in the William and Ida Friday Center complex right outside the UNC-CH campus.  Continental breakfast will be served from 8 am until 9 am and a hot lunch catered by Mediterranean Deli will be included.  The symposium will include talks by esteemed professionals in public information management as well as panel sessions covering case studies related to strategies for successful partnerships between public and private entities to maintain, protect, and provide access to information.

Directions to the Center can be found at the following link. http://www.law.unc.edu/documents/cle/csld-directions.pdf


Speakers will contribute insights based on extensive experience in a variety of professional contexts.  They include:


·         Kelly Eubank, Head of Electronic Records Branch, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Government Records Branch

·         Lisa Gregory, Digital Collections Manager, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, State Library of North Carolina

·         Duncan Friend, Director of Enterprise Technology Initiatives, Kansas Office of Information Technology Services

·         Leslie Johnston, Acting Director of the National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program (NDIIPP), Library of Congress

·         Paul Jones, Director of ibiblio.org and Clinical Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Information and Library 

          Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

·         Christopher (Cal) Lee, Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

·         Becky McGee-Lankford, Assistant State Records Administrator, Department of Cultural Resources, Government Records Branch

·         Meg Phillips, Electronic Records Lifecycle Coordinator, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

·         Honorable Wayne Rash, Caldwell County Register of Deeds

·         Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia

·         Ozie Stallworth, Electronic Notarization and Notary Enforcement Director, North Carolina Department of Secretary of State

·         Charles Szypszak, Professor of Public Law and Government, School of Government, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

·         Helen Tibbo, Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


Themes for the day will include models and arrangements for sustainability in information management and provision, data management governance projects with private partners, and managerial and legal contexts of information service contracts.  Each session will allow participants to pose questions to speakers for further exploration of the experiences and insights being discussed. The panel sessions provide additional opportunities for interaction and discussion.


Public officials, archivists, records managers, librarians, and other information professionals are increasingly entering into partnerships with private entities to accomplish their public missions related to information management.  These arrangements involve many nuances that the responsible professionals have not previously encountered; yet, their responsibilities to ensure public information is accessible and meaningful over time have remained the same. 


Questions regarding the event can be sent to ESOPI2 Project Manager Emily Roscoe at eroscoe@live.unc.edu.


Regarding ESOPI2:


The symposium is part of Educating Stewards of Public Information Infrastructure (ESOPI2), which is collaboration between SILS and the SOG at UNC-CH, sponsored by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  ESOPI2 is based on the belief that the stewardship of public information is a fundamental responsibility of a democratic society.  Public information (e.g. agency records, government publications, datasets) serves as evidence of governmental activities, decisions, and responsibilities at the local, state, and federal levels.  Providing appropriate access to public information promotes accountability, effective administration of policy, and a citizenry attuned to its history and culture. 

ESOPI2 develops educational and professional engagement opportunities to prepare students for the stewardship of public information and the integration of administration with information management solutions.  The project funds graduate-level Fellows, who are pursuing dual degrees at SILS and the SOG, and provide internships for the Fellows at work sites that include the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Archives and Records Section (NC-ARS), UNC-CH’s University Archives, the Town of Chapel Hill Public Affairs and communications Office, and the Orange County CIO’s Office.  The project builds on the work and accomplishments of the DigCCurr I & II (Digital Curation Curriculum) projects, which were also funded by the IMLS.  ESOPI2 also benefits from the extensive knowledge of experts who compose its Advisory Board. 

  Location: Center for School Leadership Development,140 Friday Center Drive, Rm. 135AB
  Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
  Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  Sponsor: School of Information Library Science - School of Government
  Price: Registrant Specific
  Pay Methods:  Credit Card  UNC Account
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Tiffany Harris tjharris@email.unc.edu