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Wales/Cymru Group Event - 11th March 2016

Friday, 12 February 2016

The next joint meeting of the IRMS Wales/Cymru and IRMS SharePoint Practitioners Group will be taking place on Friday, 11th of March 2016 at the Ceredigion County Council, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth.

The theme will be “SharePoint  - the Welsh Way”.

Our sponsors are RecordPoint.

It will be great to have Melody Allsebrook and Michele Noad as our keynote speakers. They will give us two presentations on different SharePoint implementations. One implementation will be out of the box, and the other will include the ‘add-on’ feature for Managing Information in Share Point Environment.
Gwynedd County Council and Natural Resources of Wales will also give presentations on how they introduced SharePoint in their authorities.

We will also have a presentation from our sponsor.

The meeting promises to be as interactive as possible providing all attendees with an opportunity to share their views & experiences on the subject of SharePoint.

The meeting is free of charge and lunch will be also included.

Registration is through Eventbrite. Please use this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/irms-walescymru-and-irms-sharepoint-practicioners-group-event-tickets-21447101859

Preferential booking will be given to IRMS members until 2 weeks before the event. Places are limited to 60.

Directions to the event and parking facilities will be sent nearer the time.

If you have any questions, please contact the Group Chair, Patrycja Duszynska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I look forward to meeting you soon in Aberystwyth.

Best wishes,

Patrycja Duszynska

IRMS Wales/Cymru Chair

Cancellation: IRMS Wales Cymru Group – Meeting 9 March 2015

Monday, 02 March 2015

Dear Colleagues, 

I apologise for the short notice, but the next IRMS Wales Cymru Group Meeting (scheduled for 2015 03 09) is being rescheduled to later date.

I am currently arranging dates for the next three meetings, together with venues and themes, and will be publishing it during next week.

I thank you for understanding in this matter and, again apologize for all the drawbacks that this could have caused to you.

Regards,

Patrycja Duszynska

IRMS Wales Cymru Chair

Wales Group Meeting Agenda - 1st December 2014

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Dear Colleagues 

The Wales IRMS Group meeting, taking place on 1st December 2014 in Aberystwyth is now open to non IRMS members.

There are still places remaining; to register for this event, please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/irms-wales-group-meeting-tickets-13870997527

I am pleased to confirm the agenda for the first Wales IRMS Group meeting after a long break.

Agenda

Time: 09:30 – 16:00

Venue: Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

09:30 – 10:00     Coffee Followed by Welcome and Housekeeping (Introduction Speech, etc.)

10:00 – 10:45     “Legal Admissibility of Electronic Content”; Alan Shipman, Group 5 Training Limited

10:45 – 11:15     Changes to the Public Records Act (The shift to a '20 Year Rule') Update from the National Archives; Kevin Mulley

11:15 – 11:30     Comfort Break Teas and Coffees

11:30 – 12:15     Speaker to be confirmed

12:15 – 13:00     Lunch

13:00 – 13:45     'The good, the bad and the not flippin' likely – delivering change through RM in a public sector environment.' Meic Pierce-Owen (IRMS Chair)

14:45 – 15:30      Implementing BS10008 at Caerphilly County Borough Council – sharing experiences;Joanna Jones, Caerphilly County Borough Council

15:30 – 15:45      Closure (Setting up location for next meeting)

The meeting promises to be as interactive as possible providing all attendees to share their views & experiences on the subject of Legal Admissibility. 

The meeting is free of charge and lunch will be also included.

If you are interested in sponsoring this or future Group Events, or have any questions, please contact the Group Chair, Patrycja Duszynska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I look forward to meeting you soon in Aberystwyth.

Best Regards

Patrycja Duszynska

Wales IRMS Chair

IRMS Wales/Cymru 1/12/14, 9.30-4, Aberystwyth

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Dear all
My name is Patrycja Duszynska and I am delighted about being the new chair of Wales/Cymru IRMS Group and relaunching the Wales/Cymru Group.

I work for Ceredigion County Council as Information and Records Management and Training Officer, and I have worked in records and information management for 6 years, after graduating from Wroclaw University.  

I believe that sharing experiences between professionals is extremely valuable, and I am looking forward to meeting you all at the next Wales/Cymru (IRMS) Group meeting, that will be held on:
 
1 December 2014, Monday – 09:30 – 16:00; Ceredigion County Council, Aberystwyth

I have a maximum of 50 places for this event; priority will be given to IRMS members. If you are not an IRMS member, you may still register your interest but we can only provide confirmation of a place for 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

Directions to the event and parking facilities will be sent nearer the time, lunch will be provided. Details of speakers will follow in further announcements.

 The theme for the next few meetings will be: “Paper - Less  LIGHT Office…” The agenda has not been confirmed yet, however In line with the theme the main topics for next two meetings will be:

  • New ways of working; working electronically and reducing paper
  • Introducing BS10008 compliance/framework in Wales
  • Framework for the destruction of paper
  • 'Big Moves...'and impact on reducing paper
  • 'clear desk' policies, open plan offices with the limited space for keeping paper
  • Digital repositories for records
  • Retention Schedules, 'Big Bucket' Approach
  • Introducing Corporate File Plans, Classification Schemes...


To register for this event please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/irms-wales-group-meeting-tickets-13870997527#

If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring this or future Group Events, or have any questions, please contact the Group Chair, Patrycja Duszynska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Warmest regards

Patrycja Duszynska
IRMS Wales / Cymru

New Group Chair!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Following an 18 month lapse of group meetings within Wales since the resignation of our previous chair Stuart Martinson,    we have been looking for a Group Chair.

 

However, It is with great pleasure that I can announce we have a new IRMS Wales Group Chair by the name of Kelly Jermin.


Please bear with Kelly and I whilst we set Wales up and running but if you're interested in attending please do not hesitate to get in contact on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All the best

Emily Overton

IRMS Groups Director

 

 

 

 

 

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