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Great Expectations

The County Archives and Records Management Association of New Jersey (CARMA/NJ) and New Jersey's Division of Archives and Records Management (NJDARM) co-hosted a statewide conference at the Lafayette Yard Marriott in Trenton on October 6, 2008. The conference commemorated DARM's 25th anniverary, looking at the past, present and future of archives and records management in New Jersey.

The conference was a full-day event, including plenary and concurrent sessions on a wide variety of topics, and featuring presentations by state and national leaders in the field. The 225 attendees came from a wide range of records management and archival backgrounds (72-state, 74-county, 48-municipal, and 31-private industry). The conference also gave conference participants the opportunity to talk with the twenty commercial vendors and nine non-profit organizations that attended.



The conference begins.

  Registration table (l-r) Sharon Allen, Barbara Goszka, Joseph Falca, Sharon Stroman.

(l-r) DARM Deputy Director for the Archives Joseph Klett and Monmouth Medical Center Archivist Fred Pachman.

  (l-r) DARM Records Manager Karen Perry, Ohio State University Electronic Records Archivist Daniel Noonan and Imaging Certification Coordinator Joanne McKinley.


DARM Director Karl Niederer delivers opening remarks.

  Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells welcomes the conference participants.

Kathleen Roe, Director of Operations at the New York State Archives, delivers the plenary presentation

  Karl Niederer and Kathleen Roe

Morning Sessions

Laura G. Thomforde, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., speaks at the Barcode of Happiness session, which addressed technology and its role in records management.

  Jay Ruparel, Sunrise Systems, presents his viewpoint on records mangement and technology.
Lisa Mangiafico, New Jersey State Historical Records Advisory Board, presents in the session entitled "CAPES, IMLS, PARIS, and SNAP: The Alphabet Soup of Statewide Preservation Planning in New Jersey."

  Joseph Klett, DARMDeputy Director for Archives, moderates the session on preservation planning.
Carla Zimmerman, CAPES Coordinator, talks about preservation planning and the CAPES (Caucus Archival Projects Evaluation Service) program.

  Rutgers University Records Manager Steve Dalina, Middlesex County Records Manager Gary Dalina and Camden County Records Manager Maria Efstratiades hold a session on marketing your records management program.

Robert H. Stoloff from the Department of Law and Public Safety discusses E-Discovery.

  Marc Pfeiffer from the Department of Community Affairs presents on electronic records and the law.


Gary Dalina thanks all the participants for coming to the conference.

  Cape May County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti expresses her gratitude to the field of archives and records management on behalf of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey.

Karl Niederer and Rita Marie Fulginiti display the luncheon door prizes: COANJ scarves and ties.

  Albin Wagner, Rita MarieFulginiti and Karl Niederer raffle off the scarves and ties.
Karl Niederer presents the history of the New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management.

  Joseph Falca and Joanne McKinley talk about Artemis, the new online Records Retention and Disposition Management System.

Afternoon Sessions

Princeton University Archivist Dan Linke shows some university buttons during the Unexpected, Unusual and Unique in our Collections session.

  NJDARM Collection Manager Ellen Callahan unveils the Civil War desk from the State Archives collection.

David Sarnoff Library Archivist Alex Magoun shows some multimedia objects from the Sarnoff Collection.   Union County Records Manager Anita McNamara, Essex County Prosecutor Vito DiBuono, Chief of Belmar Police Department Jack W. Hill, Jr. present in the Shared Services session.

Steve Goodfellow from Access Systems presents on records disaster recovery.   Ohio State University Electronic Records Archivist Daniel W. Noonan, Bloodlines Genealogical Research Services Representative Claire Keenen Agthe, Rutgers University Archivist Thomas J. Frusciano, DARM Deputy Director Joseph R. Klett, and cultural historian Paul W. Schopp hold a round table discussion on archives and technology.

Afternoon Reception

(l-r) Fred Pachman, Monmouth County Archivist Gary Saretzky, Elsalyn Palmisano, Joseph Klett, Ellen Callahan, Conference Local Arrangement Coordinator Richard Waldron
  (l-r) Nitza Swigonska, Department of Community Affairs, Dan Linke, Lisa Mangiafico