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Education Workshop: SAA [DAS] Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives #1585

  • Friday, February 20, 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • National Archives at New York City (NARA-NYC), 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) is pleased to co-sponsor the following DAS course with the Society of American Archivists:

Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives #1585

(Formerly Inreach and Outreach for Digital Archives)

Course Description:

Are you ready to build a digital archives program? This course will provide the core components necessary to gather support, engage stakeholders, and enact the change necessary to be able to handle digital archives in your institution. Participants will learn techniques for engaging collection donors and technology staff in order to effectively collect and manage born-digital materials.

Instructor: Fynnette L. Eaton

Date:February 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Determine who the relevant stakeholders are in your institution surrounding digital archives;
  • Articulate the importance of digital preservation to identified stakeholders;
  • Communicate with donors about their born-digital material; and,
  • Build a digital archives program within the context of your institution.

Who should attend? Archivists, records managers, directors of special collections and other information professionals who may be responsible for managing digital archives.

What should you know already? Participants are expected to know basic archival practice. They should also know the basic issues surrounding the preservation and management of digital archives.

This course is one of the Tactical & Strategic Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program!  If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow Option 1 to access the exam information.

The DAS Core Competencies Addressed in this Course:

#2: Communicate and define requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of partners and audiences.

Attendance is limited to 35.

To register please go to the SAA website: http://saa.archivists.org/events/preserving-digital-archives-concepts-and-competencies-1421/412/

Please note that early bird registration ends on January 20, 2015. In addition A.R.T. members will receive $25 off from the non-member rate. 

     SAA Member $199 / $269
     Employees of SAA Member Institutions $229 / $299
     Non-member $259 / $319

Thank you to the National Archives at New York City for graciously hosting this workshop.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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