The Archivists Round Table is pleased to announce that it is co-sponsoring SAA’s Appraisal of Electronic Records class with METRO on June 10, 2013. Eighteen $100 partial scholarships to this workshop are available as part of METRO's Keeping Collections (
These scholarships are intended to provide assistance "to the not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect and make available the state's historical records" in New York City and Westchester County. Thus, scholarships will be limited to those working in organizations that meet those requirements. Visit the application page
for more information: (http://bit.ly/Xoxmnj
The deadline for applications is February 28, 2013. Scholarship winners will be notified by email by March 11, 2013 and must confirm attendance by March 15, 2013. Upon selection, scholarship recipients will then be given a special code to receive the $100 discount when registering for the workshop. The workshop is also open for public registration at normal pricing. Eighteen spots are being held for scholarship recipients.
Early-Bird / Regular SAA Member: $185 / $235 Employees of Member Institutions: $210 / $260 Nonmember: $235 / $285. The workshop will be open for public registration on March 15, 2013 via the SAA website.
After a review of the fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, you’ll be introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records. Case studies will highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records.
Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:
Develop an appraisal policy for your archives; Include electronic records on records retention and disposal schedules; Appraise electronic records for your archives. Address technical issues (such as metadata, software dependence, etc.) that arise when appraising electronic records; and, Appraise electronic records for your archives.
Who Should Attend?
Archivist Practitioners, Records Managers. Anyone responsible for the archival appraisal of electronic records.
What Should You know?
Archival appraisal of records, as well as some basic knowledge about digital preservation and electronic records. This course is one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das
) (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program and builds on others including Basic Electronic Records. If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow "Procedures for DAS webinars" (http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das/FAQs/17
) to access exam information.