Information Access Seminar

Archiving the Corporation: Managing Historical Information at Kaiser Permanente

Friday, September 18, 2015
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Lincoln Cushing

What does it mean to be a corporate archivist? The job can range from routine document processing to substantially more interesting and challenging tasks. Cushing will discuss the ups and downs of private sector information management in a dynamic national nonprofit organization. His work includes writing a weekly public history column, building and cataloging thousands of corporate intellectual assets, and working with community partners such as the National Park Service. Some of the subjects that will be discussed include the intersection of archival practice and corporate journalism, the challenges of building an enterprise-wide digital asset management system, and serving as the deep conscience of an organization.

Lincoln Cushing earned his Master of Information Management and Systems degree from the UC Berkeley School of Information in 2001. His commencement speech addressed the need for socially responsible information stewardship. He subsequently worked as a librarian and archivist at UC Berkeley before settling into his current position. An experienced graphics artist he has published five books of historic political posters. More at

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September 18, 2015