The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board proudly recognizes two institutions this year:
The Delaware County Records Center:, for its devotion to the care, preservation, and accessibility of county records through continual modernization of processes and dedication to providing convenient public access to the records in its care.
The Kelleys Island Historical Association: for its efforts in implementing archival accession, processing, and cataloging procedures; increasing the accessibility of its collections through the creation and publishing of its inventory; and fostering research through new initiatives.
The Board adopted the following meeting schedule for 2016:
- January 29, 2016
- May 6, 2016
- July 22, 2016
- September 30, 2016 (if necessary for NHPRC grants review)
- October 28, 2016
Are you considering purchasing a records management system? Do you have questions about the procurement process from a records management perspective? If so, the Ohio Electronic Records Committee (OhioERC.org) in collaboration with OHRAB and funding by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) encourages you to consider attending a FREE half-day seminar this fall. Seminar Flyer
October 28, 2015 @ State Library of Ohio 274 E. First Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
AM Session: 8:30-11:45 a.m.
PM Session: 12:00-3:15 p.m.
Registration is required for this event @: http://bit.ly/RegisterOhioERC2015Seminar
|9:00||Records considerations during procurement
This session will provide an overview of the procurement process, including how to ensure recordkeeping concerns are dealt with during the process.Daniel Noonan, e-Records/Digital Resources Archivist, The Ohio State University
|10:15||Case study: Ohio Attorney General’s (OAG) Office
Over the past four years, OAG has been implementing a document and records management system to bring order, collaboration and compliance to the office’s records. This session will focus on lessons learned from drafting the RFP, scoring proposals, interviewing vendors, the multi-year design and implementation process, and the interaction between information technology, vendors, records management, legal, and the business units.Pari Swift, Senior Records Manager and Nathan Owens, Records Analyst, Ohio Attorney General’s Office
Celebrate Archives Month by Honoring the Accomplishments of an Ohio Archival Institution
The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board Achievement Award recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records, in any format, by an Ohio archival institution.
All Ohio institutions responsible for archival records that provide public access to at least a portion of their collections are eligible. Eligible accomplishments include recent special projects or on-going programs that:
- build significant collections
- implement successful preservation strategies
- enhance access to archives
- develop effective digitization programs
Preference will be given to projects or programs that can be adapted for use by other institutions.
Because the award recognizes institutional achievements, individuals are not eligible. Departments employing members of OHRAB are not eligible, but other departments in their institutions are eligible.
Nominating letters should be no longer than two pages, 12-pt, single spaced, describing the institution’s program/project along with its goals, accomplishments, and significance. Each must include the nominee’s institutional name along with a contact person’s name, mailing and email addresses, and phone number.
Read the OHRAB Achievement Award flyer for more information
The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) is pleased to congratulate students John Victor Pan and Jeremy Gimbel as winners of OHRAB’s 2015 National History Day Award.
The OHRAB History Day Award was developed to encourage high school student research projects that demonstrate exceptional use of Ohio primary sources. Ohio primary sources are those either created in Ohio or held in an Ohio repository and represent a first-‐hand account contemporaneous with the events or people researched.
- Pan was recognized for his website “John D. Rockefeller: Industrial and Philanthropic Leader.”
- Gimbel won the senior category for his website “Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld: A Man Obsessed with Peace.”
More information on these winning projects and the program can be found on our History Day Awards page.
The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) recently announced the recipients of the 2015 OHRAB Regrant funds. Eleven Ohio institutions were awarded partial or full funding to support archival historic preservation projects. Grant dollar awards ranged from $534 to $2000.
OHRAB’s regrant funding program is supported by funds obtained from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Through OHRAB’s regrant application process, funding is provided to institutions and local groups to assist in preservation of archives and historic collections.
Below are the 2015 Regrant Award Recipients:
- Delaware County Historical Society, Delaware, OH
- Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Congregational Archives, Cincinnati, OH
- Huron Historical Society, Huron, OH
- Kent State University Libraries, Kent, OH
- Lakeside Heritage Society, Lakeside, OH
- Marion County Historical Society, Marion, OH
- Milan-Berlin Library District, Milan, OH
- Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, OH
- Rodman Public Library, Alliance, OH
- Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron, OH
- County of Summit Records Center, Akron, OH
More information on the projects and the regrants program can be found on our Ohio Archives Grant Program page.
The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board will meet quarterly to conduct the regular business of the Board. Additionally, if there are NHPRC grant applications from Ohio agencies and/or organizations, the Board will have a special meeting to review those applications.
- January 30, 2015
- April 24, 2015
- July 17, 2015
- October 2, 2015 (if necessary for grant review)
- October 30, 2015
The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) is pleased to announce that the Greene County Records Center and Archives is the recipient of the 2014 OHRAB Archives Achievement Award!
We commend the staff and volunteers for all that they have done to preserve, provide access to, and promote Greene County local government records. We are especially impressed with the way the county came together in 2011 to respond to the building disaster in a way that provided care for the records and ultimately re-housed the archives and record center in a clean, environmentally controlled space that provides more convenient access to the records. Their willingness to share their experience has hopefully encouraged others to be proactive in what to watch for, reactive in a way that protects the records, and serves as an example of government involvement in supporting its archives. Further details…