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Collapse Appraisal for Arrangement and Description: Part 1 [A&D]

Appraisal has been called the most difficult intellectual challenge of an archivist's work. However, appraisal suffers from the perception that it is also the most talked about but least understood aspect of archives administration. Often when "appraisal" is discussed in the context of arrangement and description, what is meant instead is "weeding." Weeding is for gardeners, not for archivists. Attending this webinar, you'll discover, in broad strokes, the history of appraisal theory and practice from an instructor broadly respected for his writing on both the abstract concepts and their daily implications for appraisal.

While not omitting appraisal theory, the webinar emphasizes practical issues, problems, and solutions.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the who, what, where, when, why, and how of appraisal
  • Describe the most important underlying concepts of archival appraisal theory and how best to relate theory to appraisal practice
  • Recognize the difference between weeding and appraisal and why the former must always give way to the latter
  • Comprehend important concepts, both theoretical and practical, to consider when approaching an appraisal decision or defining a collecting policy
  • Understand and identify significant pitfalls to be avoided in thinking about and in applying appraisal concepts
  • Distinguish the extent to which appraisal of analog materials is or is not mirrored in the appraisal of electronic records


Who Should Attend?
Anyone tasked with arrangement and description who either needs a refresher or didn’t hear much about appraisal when it was touched on briefly in graduate school, as well as archival professionals who are responsible for appraisal of archives and manuscripts, whether analog or electronic, at any level of aggregation


What You Should Already Know:

There are no prerequisite readings or knowledge for this webinar.


A&D Core Competency:

  • #2. Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work
  • #4. Demonstrate an ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials
  • #7. Analyze threats and implement measures to minimize ethical and institutional risks


If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: June 23, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Ethics in Action [A&D]

Archivists are frequently faced with ethical decisions such as negotiating with donors, processing collections, digitizing materials for the internet, or working with colleagues. The SAA Code of Ethics provides a framework for archivist's behavior. Often, though, the ethics code seems theoretical and abstract and can be difficult to implement in real world situations. Pressures may come from donors, supervisors, co-workers, and/or colleagues that cause an archivist to wonder how to navigate competing interests and still remain true to archival ethics.

 

This webinar provides archivists with tools necessary to develop practical solutions to ethical dilemmas through the application of the SAA Code of Ethics. Participants will come away with an understanding of the framework for the SAA Code of Ethics and be able to effectively apply the code to issues that arise in their archival practice.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the SAA Code of Ethics history and related SAA's Core Values, including the difference between Code of Ethics and Core Values for Archivists
  • Identify sections of the Code of Ethics and archival processes covered by each
  • Apply the Code of Ethics to real-world dilemmas

 

Who Should Attend?
New archivists and students to receive specific information on the Code of Ethics; archivists who desire a refresher on the code or those facing ethical dilemmas; administrators, legal professionals, managers, and practitioners

 

What You Should Already Know:
A basic understanding of archival processes and the professional field. Some work (paid or unpaid) experience is helpful.

 

A&D Core Competency:

  • #6. Convey transparency of actions taken during arrangement and description and respect privacy, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity of archival materials.
  • #4. Risk Management: Analyze threats and implement measures to minimize ethical and institutional risks.

 

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: November 10, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Forming Names According to RDA: Part I - A&D

Get an overview of the rules outlined in the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard for forming personal, corporate body and family names, chapters 8-11. The 2nd edition of DACS indicates the use of companion standards such as RDA for the formation of appropriate name headings. You'll begin with a discussion of the benefits of authority work and authority structures, including available resources such as the Library of Congress Authorities and the Union List of Artists Names. Following that introduction, we'll cover the construction of names for persons, corporate bodies, and families in detail and reference the specific rules as found in RDA.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify the value of authorities
  • Recognize existing authority files
  • Reference additional resources on authority work
  • Form names according to a set of rules (RDA) for corporate bodies, persons, and families

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivist practitioners, librarians, and archivists who need a refresher on cataloging principles

 

What You Should Already Know:
You should be versed in DACS and understand basic archival descriptive practices

 

A&D Core Competency:

  • 2. Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.
  • 3. Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.
  • 5. Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.

 

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: December 04, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Forming Names According to RDA: Part II - A&D

Building on the introduction provided in the webinar Forming Names According to RDA: Part 1, which focused on the benefits of authority structures and the basic rules for personal names and corporate bodies, this webinar explores more complex names designations we encounter for persons and corporate bodies.

 

The 2nd edition of DACS indicates the use of companion standards such as RDA for the formation of appropriate name headings. Challenges from chapter 9 include situations for personal names such as changes of names, religious titles and titles of nobility, various surnames, personal names guidelines for various countries. Challenges from chapter 11 include complex hierarchies and name changes for corporate bodies.

 

Special attention will be paid to the different treatments of jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional corporate bodies. Discussion will also include designations associated with corporate bodies of various types. The specific cases outlined will conclude with a conversation about patterns that can provide strategies for handling complex cases encountered through arrangement and description practices. A Q&A to address areas of uncertainty will conclude the presentation.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Recognize complex name formation problems
  • Increase capacity with the decoding of RDA rules
  • Relate to name conventions from other languages
  • Identify patterns established by the rules that can be used as a strategy for name formations going forward

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivist practitioners, librarians, and archivists faced with complex name formation challenges

 

What You Should Already Know:
You should be versed in DACS and the basics of personal and corporate body name formation according to RDA or its predecessor, AACR2.

 

A&D Core Competency:

  • 2. Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.
  • 3. Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.
  • 5. Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.

 

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: December 10, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Metadata Overview for Archivists

What is metadata? Where does it come from? What does it look like? How do you choose the right schema? In this class, you'll learn about the basics of descriptive, technical, structural, and administrative metadata. You'll also see how metadata supports access and preservation in archives.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Define basic concepts of metadata
  • Identify sources and types
  • Consider aspects regarding interoperability
  • Assess how much metadata is enough
  • Make good metadata choices at your local institution

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists and others who want an understanding of basic metadata concepts or a refresher to ensure their assumptions are still valid

 

What You Should Already Know:
No previous knowledge of metadata is necessary, although an understanding of archival description will be helpful

 

A&D Core Competency:

  • 3. Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.

 

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
  • 4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
  • 6. Employ standards and best practices in the management of digital archives.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: June 19, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Rights and Confidentiality - A&D

As an archivist involved in processing a variety of collections, from personal papers to institutional records, you regularly add information about possible restrictions on use and reproduction notes to finding aids and identify items that should be restricted from access by researchers. However, as our collections and access evolve over time, with more online access and born-digital materials, another look is required for our finding aid boilerplate, policies, and procedures. This webinar will help you to identify possible legal issues in a variety of collections, and develop policies and procedures for addressing them.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify and understand the legal rights issues confronted when processing archival collections
  • Apply the information from the webinar to evaluating existing policies and procedures, and revising or creating new policies as needed

 

Who Should Attend?
Individuals involved in processing archival collections, especially for archivists and others who are or will be involved in setting policy or developing workflows for arrangement and description

 

What You Should Already Know:
Familiarity with the basics of arrangement and description as well as acquisition and access. This webinar will not provide extensive detail on all legal issues involved in arrangement and description. Ideally, a participant should have some familiarity with copyright and confidentiality issuesor be prepared to consult additional resources.

 

A&D Core Competency:

  • 2. Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.
  • 6. Convey transparency of actions taken during arrangement and description and respect privacy, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity of archival materials.
  • 7. Analyze threats and implement measures to minimize ethical and institutional risks.

 

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: May 17, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Archival Collections Management Systems

Are you considering implementing an archival collections management system (ACMS) such as ArchivesSpace or Collective Access? Are you overwhelmed by the process of selecting the right tool for your institution? This webinar--which is based on the original webinar developed by Lisa Spiro and her report about archival management software issued by the Council on Library and Information Resources--will take you through the process of evaluating and selecting a content management system.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify what an archival CMS is
  • Defend the implementation of a CMS
  • Use a sound process for selecting a CMS
  • Discern the factors you should consider when selecting a CMS
  • Select some alternatives to using a CMS

 

Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is participating in the decision on their institution's archival content management system or anyone who anticipates having to make this decision

 

What You Should Already Know:
Basic archival practices and procedures, knowledge of archival arrangement and description, and familiarity with basic IT terminology

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: March 31, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Basics of Managing Electronic Records: Getting You Started!

All archives must address the management of electronic records to some degree, and you may not have the background in electronic records or the confidence to tackle this daunting task! This webinar provides you the basics you need to start solving your electronic records problems.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify common preservation formats of electronic records
  • Describe appraising, accessioning, and preserving electronic records
  • Begin working with records creators
  • Start promoting and continuing your electronic records program

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists and others who need a refresher about electronic records or a basic foundation of knowledge to work from

 

What You Should Already Know:
No prior experience is necessary.

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 1. Explain the nature of digital records and their lifecycle.
  • 2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: April 09, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Digital Preservation of Audio and Video: Fundamentals [DAS]

Learn about the preservation of digital records that were created in or converted to one of many AV formats. We'll discuss audio and video digital file structures, outline format standards (both defacto and dejure), reveal tools that can be used, describe workflows and migrations, and offer exercises that students can do on their own. Example workflows from existing systems and various software will also be addressed. Sample audio and video files are provided for use with self-directed exercises.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify preservation strategies specifically related to audio and video formats
  • Prove introductory experience with technical issues regarding specific formats you may encounter
  • Outline the process of developing workflows that apply to your own personal or professional environment
  • Demonstrate format conversion techniques through self-directed exercises

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists and librarians (both managers and non-managers)

 

What You Should Already Know:
Attendees should have completed a course addressing basic electronic records, have familiarity with archival preservation of formats, and have used various types of audio and video formats either personally or professionally. Pre-readings will be assigned.

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
  • 4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: June 30, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Electronic Records, The Next Step!

Do you have a basic understanding of electronic records, but need an extra push to begin addressing the issue? This course is focused on systems that any archives must put in place to ensure it can manage electronic records, and it will cover how to prepare for and address a still uncertain future concerning the management of electronic records.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify considerations for appraisal of electronic records
  • Choose preservation file formats
  • Implement systems and some practices for managing electronic records

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists and others who have a basic understanding of electronic records

 

What You Should Already Know:
A basic understanding of electronic records

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.
  • 3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: April 23, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Fundamentals of Research Data Curation [DAS]

Are you charged with providing services around research data curation? Not sure where to start? In this course you'll examine the main considerations needed to deliver. This includes training and consultation, infrastructure, tools and applications. In particular, emphasis will be paid to have all of these contribute to supporting a local research data life cycle.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Plan research data curation services that are appropriate for your environment
  • Make decisions regarding relevant tools and services
  • Make recommendations for future work or development for your organization

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivist Practitioners who manages or will manage electronic records personally; and/or, archivist managers responsible for organizational planning and ensuring the organization's ability to provide services

 

What You Should Already Know:
Participants are expected to have had basic archival training.

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 7. Design a defined set of services for designated community.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: November 03, 2016
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Collapse Introduction to Processing Digital Records and Manuscripts

The actual steps of processing digital materials are the same as for analog materials--it's how you conduct them that differ. This webinar introduces you to techniques for adapting traditional archival practices to the management of digital archival materials and serves as an introduction to the Arrangement and Description of Electronic Records DAS courses.

 

Based in part on Module 2: Processing Digital Records and Manuscripts by J. Gordon Daines III, (Society of American Archivists, 2013). The ebook of Module 2 is included in the fee for the purchaser. Module2 is part of SAA series Trends in Archives Practice, which addresses the practical management of archives and manuscript collections in the digital age. (Note: The ebook is single-user license and requires downloading of Adobe Digital Editions). Click here to buy additional copies of Module 2.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

 

  • Adapt traditional archival practices to managing electronic records and manuscripts
  • Select appropriate tools to use when processing digital records and manuscripts
  • Design and develop workflows for accessioning and processing digital records and manuscripts

 

Who Should Attend?
Repository managers, archivists, practitioners, and anyone responsible for the arrangement and description of electronic records

 

What You Should Already Know:
Participants should have basic electronic records experience (such as Basics of Managing Electronic Records and Electronic Records--The Next Step) as well as a strong foundation in arrangement and description

 

DAS Core Competency:

 

  • 3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: June 30, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Metadata Overview for Archivists

What is metadata? Where does it come from? What does it look like? How do you choose the right schema? In this class, you'll learn about the basics of descriptive, technical, structural, and administrative metadata. You'll also see how metadata supports access and preservation in archives.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Define basic concepts of metadata
  • Identify sources and types
  • Consider aspects regarding interoperability
  • Assess how much metadata is enough
  • Make good metadata choices at your local institution

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists and others who want an understanding of basic metadata concepts or a refresher to ensure their assumptions are still valid

 

What You Should Already Know:
No previous knowledge of metadata is necessary, although an understanding of archival description will be helpful

 

A&D Core Competency:

  • 3. Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.

 

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
  • 4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
  • 6. Employ standards and best practices in the management of digital archives.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: June 19, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Preservation Formats in the Context of PDF

Are you faced with the challenge of preserving electronic records? Then "What are my options?" is one of the first questions that you need answered to make an informed decision.

 

This class addresses the criteria for a "preservation format," the use of PDF/A as a preservation format, the limitations of PDF, the ISO PDF/A standard, the processes for converting electronic documents to PDF, quality control procedures, and general preservation management for PDFs.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify the criteria for a "preservation format"
  • Recognize the limitations and benefits of PDF and PDF/A in the context of preservation
  • Outline processes for converting electronic documents to PDF/A
  • Implement quality control and identification procedures to ensure that preservation is maintained

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists and others who must deal with the conversion of electronic records to long-term, or persistent, formats

 

What You Should Already Know:
Registrants should have a basic understanding of the portable document format.

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: June 02, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Providing Access to Born Digital Archives

For years, archives have focused on creating workflows for the ingest and preservation of born-digital records. Although we have become increasingly comfortable with the SIPs and AIPs of the OAIS model, many of us still struggle with the DIPs and proving access to those materials. This course will focus on the underlying policy consideration in play when providing access to born-digital records as well as provide an overview of methods and tools for providing appropriate access. The course will also demonstrate multiple tools for identifying and redacting sensitive or protected information from born-digital records. This course is primarily focused on born-digital records and will not deal with best practices for digitization projects.

Note: This course is offered both as a half-day course and as a webinar.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Define a range of access methodologies
  • Identify how access considerations impact transfer agreements
  • Assess tools for the identification and redaction of sensitive or protected information

 

Who Should Attend?
Repository managers, archivists, practitioners, and anyone responsible for providing access to born-digital archival materials

 

What You Should Already Know:
Participants should have an understanding of basic digital preservation activities and workflows.

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
  • 6. Employ standards and best practices in the management of digital archives.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: July 14, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Standards for Digital Archives

Do you know the most important standards a digital archivist needs to know? What are the options, which ones apply to your work, what are the benefits, and what is practical for your particular situation? Get started with this foundational course on standards as a stepping stone to courses that focus on and/or incorporate specific standards for particular archival functions and the applications of those standards, including accession, arrangement and description, access, preservation, and outreach.

 

This course covers a range of national and international approaches, from those promulgated by standards setting bodies to those generated by de facto practices. Published standards addressed include:

  • ISO 19005-2: 2010 -- Document management--Electronic document file format for long-term preservation (PDF/A)
  • ISO 12234-2:2001 -- TIFF/EP Tag Image File Format/Electronic Photography
  • ISO 15386:2009 -- Information and documentation--the Dublin Core metadata element set
  • Metadata Encoding Transmission Standard (METS)
  • ISO 15489-1:2001 -- Information and documentation--Records management
  • ISO 14721:2003 -- Space data and information transfer systems--open archival information system (OAIS) reference model
  • ISO 16363:2012 -- Space data and information transfer systems--audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories
  • Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Explain how standards are created and the different standards creating bodies
  • Identify the different standards supporting digital archiving functions
  • Apply standards to basic digital archiving functions

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists, practitioners, managers, administrators, and IT professionals

 

What You Should Already Know:
Participants are expected to have basic archival training and education and familiarity with computers

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: June 05, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Thinking Digital [DAS]

Overwhelmed by digital records? Not sure where to start with accessioning, processing, storage, preservation, and access? This webinar provides an introduction to the ecosystem of digital records to help you start thinking about the materials you already have as well as the new materials you have coming in. It provides an introduction to core concepts explored more fully in other courses in the DAS curriculum while providing practical examples and workflows you can start implementing to get your institution on the road to a digital preservation system.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between hardware and software and their impact on digital preservation
  • Describe how core archival concepts, such as appraisal or processing, are translated to digital records
  • Discuss different approaches to implementing digital preservation

 

Who Should Attend?

Archivists and practitioners responsible for planning and implementing digitization projects at the beginning and intermediate level

 

If you are thinking about pursuing the DAS certificate, this is the course to start with!

 

What You Should Already Know:
Participants are expected to have had basic archival training.

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 1. Explain the nature of digital records and their lifecycle.
  • 3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
  • 4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: March 24, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse User Experience Design and Digital Archives [DAS]

Continued institutional investment in digital archives is predicated on their sustained access and use. Researchers and staff connect with the archives through interfaces. Interfaces bring together design decisions and interaction opportunities. The User Experience (UX) Design field has developed methods and tools that have the potential to enhance the archive's ability to connect its services and collections to designated communities.

 

In this course, we review these methods and tools in the context of planning for digital archives access. Participants will learn existing and potential applications of UX principles to digital archives administration through presentation and discussion.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify established user experience design methods and tools
  • Explain approaches for improving access through the application of these methods and tools
  • Plan for integration of successive generations of user centered design methods and tools
  • Integrate these within existing digital archives' functions of providing access

 

Who Should Attend?
Administrators, managers, and practitioners

 

What You Should Already Know:
Participants should have a working knowledge of OAIS, project management, and web design and display issues.

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
  • 5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.
  • 7. Design a defined set of services for designated community.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: March 01, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Web Archiving Fundamentals [DAS]

To comprehensively represent records created in the 21st century, select websites and other web-based resources should be captured, stored, managed, described, and made accessible as appropriate. Content available primarily or solely online is among the most at-risk of born-digital materials. Materials on the Web tend to be ephemeral and subject to loss for reasons ranging from intentional removal to a website redesign, which can result in broken links and/or significant alteration of the look and feel of the site.

 

This course introduces the core concepts of Web archiving and provides a firm foundation for further expansion of skill sets. This course focus on the use of particular software tools and isn't a tutorial on how to archive websites. Rather, it's an overview of key elements of Web archiving. This will prepare you to get more out of your use of Web archiving tools because you'll have a better understanding of Web archiving concepts essential to keeping up with progress in the field of Web archiving. The core elements of comprehensive Web archiving programs can be scaled to guide the collection of websites or select materials from websites at any institution. These elements are the focus of this course.

 

Note: NEW FORMAT! The recorded video presentation is divided into three parts; you will have two months of access to the presentation, which will provide an opportunity to watch the videos, try out what you've learned, and complete the accompanying test. At the end of the two-month period, you'll have an opportunity to ask questions via chat, Q&A, and phone during a scheduled online discussion session. Once you sign up for the video presentations, you will receive an email to register for one live discussion.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Discuss key web archiving concepts and terms
  • Determine the scope of your collecting practices for acquiring and ensuring quality of collected websites
  • Take the steps to facilitate access (e.g., description concepts and access systems)

 

Who Should Attend?
Repository managers, archivists, and practitioners, as well as anyone responsible for Web archives

 

What You Should Already Know:
Participants should have basic knowledge about basic electronic records, such as by watching the Basics of Managing Electronic Records and Electronic Records--The Next Step webinars.

 

Basic Electronic Records

 

DAS Core Competency:

  • 5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.

 

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Formats Available: 1 Registrant
Original Webinar Date: May 10, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Session 1: Getting Started with Advocacy

Description: 

Advocacy Café is a series of 30-minute sessions designed to inspire ideas and stimulate discussion about advocacy. Free for SAA Members!

 

Session 1: Getting Started with Advocacy
Go beyond the “we need money/staff/space” syndrome in your advocacy efforts with the new Advocacy Café webinar series. In this first session, SAA Fellows and advocacy experts David Carmicheal and Kathleen Roe will lay the foundation for effectively engaging your stakeholders and advocating for your archives.

 

Upon completion of this webinar, you’ll know more about:

  • The reasons why advocacy and raising awareness are essential activities for archivists
  • Discussion about the types of advocacy/awareness archivists may want to pursue—internal advocacy with their own managers and administration; external advocacy with a range of users, records creators/donors, or the general public; and legislative advocacy
  • Development advocacy goals for your institution
  • About resources for further advocacy training

Who Should Attend?
Archivists, librarians, and museum curators at any experience level who need greater skills in advocating for archival programs and issues

 

What You Should Already Know:
No prior experience is necessary.

Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar
Original Webinar Date: October 18, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Defining and Understanding your Audience

Description: 

Advocacy Café is a series of 30-minute sessions designed to inspire ideas and stimulate discussion about advocacy. Free for SAA Members!

 

Session 2: Defining and Understanding your Audience
An essential part of advocacy is planning. Once you have an advocacy goal in mind, you need to think carefully about who you will be the audience for your effort and how can you prepare to more effectively "speak" to that audience. Featuring SAA Fellows and advocacy experts David Carmicheal and Kathleen Roe!

 

This second session will help you:

  • Identify who the real audiences are that you need to focus on to achieve your advocacy goal
  • Determine what you know about them, and what you need to know about them so your advocacy efforts can be more effective
  • Plan what approaches you can use and how to define outcomes that will help you get their support for your advocacy goal

Who Should Attend?
Archivists, librarians, and museum curators at any experience level who need greater skills in advocating for archival programs and issues

 

What You Should Already Know:
No prior experience is necessary.

Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar
Original Webinar Date: December 06, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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SAA Directory of Archival Consultants

If you've been considering a second career, a second job, ways to supplement your family's income, or just how to hedge your professional bets, this seminar is for you! Three archives consultants--representing three different perspectives and professional niches--will share their experience, their practical know-how, and what you should know before venturing into professional consulting.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Run the business (including fees, taxes, hiring, legal considerations, health insurance, and working with subcontractors or employees)
  • Market archival services, marketing yourself, and working for consulting groups
  • Write grants for your own projects, clearance issues, GSA schedule for federal contract work, and short-term international opportunities

 

Who Should Attend?
Beginner consultants or those who are considering a consulting career

 

What You Should Already Know:
No prior knowledge is necessary.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: November 01, 2009
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Learn about the challenges of introducing change in an organization, and find out what change management and resistance to it can entail in this context. The hallmarks of effective change and the common obstacles met in introducing change are illustrated in a case study of a specific change effort. In addition, you'll hear about other institutions' lessons learned that can inform your plan for change.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by change management
  • Recognize resistance and determine the best way to address resistance in your specific situation
  • Identify possible key challenges in introducing change
  • Present the basic components of a change management plan
  • Identify sources for securing possible solutions from lessons learned by other organizations
  • Propose possible steps to manage the change in your institution/li>

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists and others who are responsible and/or will be responsible for planning and implementing changes to workflow in their institution

 

What You Should Already Know:
No prior knowledge is necessary.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: December 08, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Online learning provides many affordances, including convenient access for participants, reusability of learning assets, and the incorporation of multimedia and tools for engagement. The medium also includes challenges such as participant isolation, lack of engagement with the instructor, and the need for additional planning and support.

 

Often, instructors new to online learning will try to replicate practices from the face-to-face classroom, which does not take advantage of the affordances nor mitigate the challenges of online learning. Or they will focus on the delivery tools and not the design of the experience.

 

This session will provide an overview of online learning best practices with a focus on synchronous web conferencing.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Utilize specific techniques on how to design and deliver an effective and engaging online courses/webinars/workshops
  • Approach providing online education with more confidence

 

Who Should Attend?
Anyone considering designing and delivering effective online learning

 

What You Should Already Know:
No prior experience is necessary.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: September 12, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Are you planning or hoping to plan a new or remodeled archival facility? If so, are you required to meet one of the standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification established by the Green Building Council? If not, would you like to encourage your administration to seek this certification? This webinar will address the standards that designers must apply to a new or remodeled facility and how the LEED guidelines can assist and reinforce this process.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify current guidelines for archival facilities
  • Understand what LEED certification is
  • Discuss how LEED standards and archival facility guidelines intersect
  • Recognize the pros and cons of seeking LEED certification for a new or existing building
  • Explore steps you can take now even if you aren't creating or renovating a building

 

Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is currently planning or considering a new or remodeled archival facility

 

What You Should Already Know:
No prior knowledge is necessary.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: April 30, 2009
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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How do you balance protecting your holdings while safeguarding them at the same time? In this webinar, you'll explore these issues and learn about strategies that are doable for institutions of all sizes. Find out what security experts and archivists identified as best practices, what your staff should know, and the development of holdings protection programs.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify risks and how to mitigate them
  • Start developing a holdings protection program
  • Improve what you have
  • Recognize unusual or suspicious behavior
  • Begin building bridges with local law enforcement/crime prevention professionals

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists and others who are responsible for or interested in learning about protecting their holdings

 

What You Should Already Know:
No previous experience is necessary.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: May 31, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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More and more archivists are asked on a daily basis by their institutions to include records management duties in their repository services. If you belong to that expanding group, this 90-minute webinar is for you! You'll take a tour through the world of records management, including discussion of relevant standards, best practices for getting your RM program off the ground, and the components of a successful records management training and outreach program.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify key constituencies and records management stakeholders at your institution
  • Discuss and explain principles with relevant stakeholders
  • Select records management resources best suited to specific concerns
  • Summarize resources for ready reference and training
  • Prepare a plan for developing an institutional records management policy

 

Who Should Attend?
Archivists, practitioners, managers, administrators, librarians, and museum professionals

 

What You Should Already Know:
Attendees should be familiar with Records Management terms in SAA's 2005 Glossary of Archives and Records Terminology, including Records Management, Series, Life Cycle, Records Continuum, and Retention Schedule.

 

Sign up for Word of the Week, a weekly email produced by SAA's Dictionary Working Group which will define new archives terms as well as update entries from the 2005 Glossary.)

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: October 07, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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In this webinar, you'll receive the guidance--through exercises, quizzes, and examples--to design quality courses (workshops and seminars), write good descriptions, and develop useful content with learning outcomes that support core competencies.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Create good course descriptions
  • Explain Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning and its usefulness to courses
  • Construct solid Learning Outcomes for courses
  • Choose and utilize assignments/exercises that help achieve Learning Outcomes
  • Develop Learning Outcomes that support curricular core competencies
  • Select effective evaluation methods that accurately appraise Student Learning Outcome achievement

 

Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is considering developing and teaching a course and submitting a course proposal, as well as developers/instructors who want to ensure that they have all the tools at their disposal

 

What You Should Already Know:
Students should be somewhat familiar with outcomes-based instructional design and Bloom's Taxonomy of learning, particularly in the cognitive domain.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: June 16, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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