Jessika G. Drmacich

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Records Manager/Digital Resources Archivist

Sawyer Library


B.A. State University of New York at Fredonia, Cultural Anthropology
M.A. New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Archives & History

Areas of Expertise

Records Management; Archives Management; Records of the College; Institutional archives and histories; Digital preservation; Web archiving; Personal archiving; Digital projects; Research consults; Theses archiving; Syllabi archiving.

Scholarship/Creative Work

Unlocking Archives: Email Preservation, Legacy Database Rescue, and Digital Project Management. Digital Library Federation Forum. 2023 November.

Email as a Record?!: building institutional support for email archiving at a small liberal arts collegeEmail Archiving Symposium, 2023 June.

The Retention of Culture: Record-keeping as a DEI Practice. Presentation. Society of American Archivists, Records and Information Management Month Colloquium, 2023 April.

Legal and Ethical Considerations for Born-Digital Access, Digital Library Federation publication. 2022.

Records Management in Higher Education: Examining Systemic Power Dynamics and Vital Records, Presentation. Society of American Archivists annual meeting. 2021 July.

Presidential Records and Presidential Transitions: the view from NARA. Facilitator, panel discussion. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Records Management Section. 2021 July.

Complicated Collecting. Panel discussion, ACRL annual meeting. 2021 April.

Williams College Museum of Art and Digital Records Management. Records management training. 2021.

Declutter Your Digital Life: Personal Hackathon for Digital Sustainability. Records management training for sustainability. 2020.

Declutter Your Digital Life for Libraries. Records management training for libraries. 2020

Panel discussion on the Records Manager in the Library. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Records Management Section. 2020 August.

What about Email?: Advocating for Compliance, Building Relationships with OIT, and Very Experimental Workflows. Best Practices Exchange Conference. 2020 May 19.

Panel discussion on Records Management in Higher Education. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Records Management Section. 2019 August 3.

Co- archiving Diverse Student Groups: Memes, Activism, and a Secret Society. Digital Library Federation Forum. 2019 Oct 16.

Co-archiving: Collaborative Archiving of  Diverse Student Groups, New England Archivists Spring Meeting in Burlington, VT. 2019.

Co-archiving Diverse Student Groups: Memes, Activism, and a Secret Society, Society of American Archivists Records Management Section Meeting in Austin, TX . 2019.

Organize Your Files!, session for college community on how to organize and dispose of digital files. 2019.

Should It Stay or Should It Go?, Records Management Tutorial. 2018.

Review of “Records Management” by Patricia C. Franks. Journal For the Society of North Carolina Archivists 12: no. 1 & 2 (2015),  111.

Too Much Stuff!, Library staff records management and document retention methods. 2013.

Professional Affiliations

Records Management Section, committee member, vice-chair, chair, Society of American Archivists, 2016-present

Born-Digital Access Working Group, co-coordinator, Digital Library Federation, 2019-2021

Legal Due Diligence Working Group, member, Digital Library Federation, 2019-present

Claiming Williams Committee, Williams College, 2019, 2022-present

Committee on Diversity and Community, Williams College, 2020-present

Native and Indigenous Working Group, Williams College, 2022-present

Williams Reads Selection Committee, Williams College, 2022-present

Professional Certifications

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Archives, New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences