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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’ll 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 Know: There are no pre-requisite readings or knowledge for this webinar.

A&D Competencies Addressed in this Course:

     
  • #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.

 

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Original Webinar Date: June 23, 2016
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Collapse EAD3: What

EAD3 brings changes small and large to Encoded Archival Description. After a decade since the previous revision, EAD3 attempts to balance competing priorities of simplifying when possible, reconciling with EAC-CPF when prudent, better supporting the capture and exchange of structured data when needed, and respecting existing EAD community practice when necessary. The webinar will review the significant changes in EAD3, covering elements and attribute that have been modified from EAD 2002, adapted form EAC-CPF, and added new.

 

Upon completion of this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Describe the new features of EAD3
  • Recognize the changes made to existing features of EAD 2002
  • Give examples of key features of EAD3
  • Assess the advantages of migrating to EAD3

 

Who should attend? 

  • Archivists who encode finding aids in EAD
  • Developers responsible for maintaining finding aid databases
  • Students familiar with EAD who want to learn the latest developments

 

What Should You Know? 

This webinar will assume that you have a basic familiarity with the elements and attributes of EAD 2002.  The focus of this offering is on the changes and new features in EAD3, not on explaining all of the conventions of the schema.

 

Thanks to the support of the Nationaal Archief (National Archives of the Netherlands) for the EAD revision process that contributed to the lower registration fee.

 

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Original Webinar Date: October 23, 2014
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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.

 

Upon completion of this class you'll be able to:

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

 

Who should attend? Archivist practitioners, librarians, and archivists needing a refresher on cataloging principles.

 

What should you know? You should be versed in DACS and understand basic archival descriptive practices.

 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast - in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to records management.

 

 

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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" that 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 question and answer period to address areas of uncertainty will conclude the presentation.

 

Upon completion of this class you'll be able to:

     
  • Recognize complex name  formation problems; 
  • Increase capacity with  the decoding of RDA rules; 
  • Relate to name  conventions from other languages; and,
  • 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 should you know? You should be versed in DACS and the basics of personal and corporate body name formation according to RDA or its predecessor, AACR2.

 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast - in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to records management.

 

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.

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Original Webinar Date: December 10, 2015
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Collapse Metadata Overview for Archivists [DAS], A&D

What is metadata? Where does it come from? What does it look like? How do I 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.

 

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

  • Define basic concepts of metadata,
  • Identify sources and types,
  • Gain an understanding of the different aspects of interoperability,
  • Assess how much metadata is enough; and,
  • 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 your assumptions are still valid. 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast in the convenience of your conference room office or classroom. Or, incorporate this presentation into your meeting as one of the education sessions! Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you to participate and make good decisions when this topic is discussed.

 

The DAS Core Competencies Addressed in this Course:

#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.

#4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.

#6: Curate, store, and retrieve original masters and access copies of digital archives.

This course is one of the Foundational 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 "Procedures for DAS webinars" to access the exam information.

Responses to "what aspect of the workshop was most valuable to you?" included:

  • "Good flow, nice blend of technical and broader even strategic viewpoint. Nice introduction for the beginner like me. Good level of detail to go and do more original research."
  • "Excellent presenters. I took the seminar as a review."
  • "Especially good for all of us in remote locations. Excellent way to help standardize the field, encourage dialogue and promote best practices."
  • "Excellent opportunity to learn when travel s restricted by employer. Also excellent way to involve staff members who could use exposure to the information, but are unwilling to lose a day way from work."

 

 

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording. 

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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.

 

Upon completion of this course, you'll 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 issues or be prepared to consult additional resources.

 

A&D Core Competency: 

2. Description: Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.

 

6. Ethics: Convey transparency of actions taken during arrangement and description and respect privacy, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity of archival materials.

 

7. 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.
 
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Collapse What is EAC-CPF? - A&D

Online and on demand! If you missed the October 2010 web seminar, register here, and for two months you can access this 90-minute Web multia media recording any time you choose!

Get an in–depth look at the emerging international standard: Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC–CPF)! This session will provide the nuts and bolts of EAC–CPF, its structure and its possibilities. Using a variety of examples, the seminar covers the schemafrom start to finish and concludes with a brief discussion of existing data sources that can be leveraged for the creation of EAC–CPF records.

 

Topics covered:

  • Design principles and development of the schema
  • Concepts of identity used in the schema
  • Specific aspects of the schema with full examples
  • Conclusion—data is all around us

 

Who should register? Archivists unfamiliar with or just starting to explore EAC–CPF as a companion standard for EAD finding aids.

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone, and get information and tools that will help you enhance access to your collections.

 

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.

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Collapse Archival Collections Management Systems

Are you investigating new ways to present information about your collections? Are you looking for a tool to help the public discover your finding aids? Are you considering moving out of Archivist Toolkit or Archon and aren’t sure what to do next? This web seminar, which is an update of the original web seminar 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 an archival collections management system that is the right fit for your institution. 

Who should attend? Anyone who is participating in the decision on their institution’s archival collections management system; and, anyone anticipating having to make this decision.

 

Invite your colleagues, staff, or students to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you to participate and make decisions about Archival Collections Management Systems.

 

This is one of the Tools and Services 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 exam information.

 

The DAS Core Competency Addressed in This Course:

#5: Plan for the integration of new tools or successive generations of emerging technologies, software, and media.

 

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Original Webinar Date: March 31, 2015
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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.

 

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

  • Identify the characteristics of electronic records;
  • Understand challenges with preserving electronic records;
  • Discuss strategies for preserving electronic records, and
  • Begin working with records creators and IT support.

 

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

 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to the digital environment.

 

The DAS Core Competencies Addressed in this Course:

 

#1: Understand the nature of records in electronic form, including the functions of various storage media, the nature of system dependence, and the effect on integrity of records over time.

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

 

This course is one of the Foundational 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 Procedures for DAS webinars to access the exam information.

 

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.

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Original Webinar Date: April 09, 2015
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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.

 

Upon completion of this course, you'll 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.

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Original Webinar Date: June 30, 2016
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Collapse Electronic Records, The Next Step! - UPDATED

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.

 

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

  • Identify considerations for appraising, accessioning, and preserving electronic records;
  • Understand some standards related to digital preservation;
  • Choose preservation file formats and strategies; and,
  • Start promoting and providing access to your electronic records.

 

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

 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to the digital environment.

 

 

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.

#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving 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 Procedures for DAS webinars to access the exam information.

 

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.

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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.

 

Upon completion of this course you’ll 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.  

 

Knowledge Assumed

Basic Electronic Records and a strong foundation in Arrangement and Description is necessary.

 

The DAS Core Competency Addressed in this Course:

#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.

 

This is one of the Foundational 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 exam information. 

 

Invite your colleagues, staff, or students to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you to learn about techniques for adapting traditional archival practices to the management of digital archival materials. 


 

Based in part on Module 2: Processing Digital  Records and Manuscripts by J. Gordon Daines III, (SAA,  2013) the EBook of Module 2 is included in the fee for the purchaser.  (Note: The EBook is single-user license and  requires downloading of Adobe  Digital Editions). A link will be sent to the purchaser email address on file.   Module 2 is also featured in the book, Archival  Arrangement and Description (SAA, 2013).  Click here to buy additional copies of Module 2 or click Archival  Arrangement and Description to purchase the book.

 

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording. 

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Original Webinar Date: June 30, 2015
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Collapse Metadata Overview for Archivists [DAS], A&D

What is metadata? Where does it come from? What does it look like? How do I 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.

 

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

  • Define basic concepts of metadata,
  • Identify sources and types,
  • Gain an understanding of the different aspects of interoperability,
  • Assess how much metadata is enough; and,
  • 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 your assumptions are still valid. 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast in the convenience of your conference room office or classroom. Or, incorporate this presentation into your meeting as one of the education sessions! Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you to participate and make good decisions when this topic is discussed.

 

The DAS Core Competencies Addressed in this Course:

#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.

#4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.

#6: Curate, store, and retrieve original masters and access copies of digital archives.

This course is one of the Foundational 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 "Procedures for DAS webinars" to access the exam information.

Responses to "what aspect of the workshop was most valuable to you?" included:

  • "Good flow, nice blend of technical and broader even strategic viewpoint. Nice introduction for the beginner like me. Good level of detail to go and do more original research."
  • "Excellent presenters. I took the seminar as a review."
  • "Especially good for all of us in remote locations. Excellent way to help standardize the field, encourage dialogue and promote best practices."
  • "Excellent opportunity to learn when travel s restricted by employer. Also excellent way to involve staff members who could use exposure to the information, but are unwilling to lose a day way from work."

 

 

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording. 

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Original Webinar Date: June 19, 2015
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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.

 

Upon completion of this course you'll 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 that insure that preservation is maintained

 

Who Should Attend? Archivists and others who may be considering the PDF/A standard as a preservation solution for born-digital records.

 

Knowledge Assumed: This class builds on information presented in the Basic Electronic Records course and basic knowledge of archives and computer technology is expected.

 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast - in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to the digital environment. 

 

The DAS Core Competencies Addressed in this Course:

 

#5.  Plan for the integration of new tools or successive generations of emerging technologies, software, and media.

 

This course is one of the Tools & Services 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 Procedures for DAS webinars to access the exam information.

 


 

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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. While we have become increasingly comfortable with the SIPs and AIPs of the OAIS model, many of us still struggle with the DIPs – 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.

 

Upon completion of this webinar you'll 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 Should You Know?
Registrants should have basic knowledge about digital preservation strategies.  This course builds on others in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) curriculum including Basic Electronic Records.

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast in the convenience of your conference room office or classroom. Or, incorporate this presentation into your meeting as one of the education sessions! Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you to participate and make good decisions when this topic is discussed.

This course is one of the Tactical and 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:

  • #4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collection.
  • #5: Plan for the integration of new tools or successive generations of emerging technologies, software and media.
  • #6: Curate, store, and retrieve original masters and access copies of digital archives.

 

 


 

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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
  • ISO 639-2 Metadata Encoding Transmission Standard (METS)
  • ISO 14721:2003 Open Archival Information System Reference Model
  • ISO 16363 Audit and Certification of trustworthy digital repositories (2011)
  • Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)
 
Upon completion of this course you'll 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.
 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to the digital environment.

 

This course is one of the Foundational 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 "Procedures for DAS webinars" to access the exam information.
 
What Should You Know? Participants are expected to have basic archival training and education and familiarity with computers.
 
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.
 
 
Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.
 
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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.

 

Upon completion of this course you'll 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; and,
  • 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.  And, if you are thinking about working towards the DAS certificate – this is the course to start with!

 

What Should You Know?  Participants are expected to have basic archival training.

 

This course is one of the Foundational 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 "Procedures for DAS webinars" to access the exam information.

 

The DAS Competencies Addressed in this Course:

#1: Understand the nature of records in electronic form, including the functions of various storage media, the nature of system dependence, and the effect on integrity of records over time.

#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.

#4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.

 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast - in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to the digital environment.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: March 24, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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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.

 

Upon completion of this course, participants are expected to 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 (as defined here.)

 

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

 

The DAS Core Competencies Addressed in this Course:

#4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.

#5: Plan for the integration of new tools or successive generations of emerging technologies, software, and media.

#7: Provide dependable organization and service to designated communities across networks.

 

This course is one of the Transformational 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 Procedures for DAS webinars to access the exam information.

 

Invite your colleagues, staff, or students to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you to learn about techniques for adapting traditional archival practices to the management of digital archival materials.

 

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.

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

NEW FORMAT! Recorded video presentation divided into three parts (60-minutes combined); you will have access to the videos for two months from the date of purchase in which to watch them and try out what you've learned.

 

During the two-month access period, you’ll receive both a link to the accompanying DAS exam—for pursuers of the DAS certificate—and a link to register for an online discussion session where you and your peers will be able to ask the instructor questions via chat, Q&A, and phone.

 

Get the most out your discussion session by bringing any questions that arose during your viewing of the presentation or while you were trying what you learned. 

 

Live discussion sessions will run for 60 minutes and start at 3pm EST on the following dates.

  1. March 15, 2016
  2. May 16, 2016
  3. July 15, 2016

 


 

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 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.

 

Upon completion of this course you’ll 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; and,
  • Take the steps to facilitate access (e.g. description concepts and access systems.

 

Who Should Attend?  Repository managers, archivists, and practitioners, and anyone responsible for web archives.

 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to the digital environment.

 

Knowledge Assumed: Basic Electronic Records.

 

The DAS Core Competency Addressed in this Course:

#5: Plan for the integration of new tools or successive generations of emerging technologies, software, and media.

 

This is one of the Tools and Services courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program. If you intend to pursue the Certificate or Certificate Renewal, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow Procedures for DAS webinars to access the exam information.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: May 10, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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General Continuing Education
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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 . . . starting with this information is a must! Three archives consultants—representing three different perspectives and professional niches—share their experience, their practical know-how, and what you should know before venturing into professional consulting.

  

Topics covered:

  • Running the business (including fees, taxes, hiring, legal considerations, health insurance, and working with subcontractors or employees);
  • Marketing archival services, marketing yourself, and working for consulting groups;
  • Grant writing for your own projects, clearance issues, GSA schedule for federal contract work and short-term international opportunities;
  • And much more!

Anyone who is considering beginning an archives consulting business will benefit from this CD which includes the complete audio files and PowerPoint slides (PDF) of the entire web seminar

 

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.

 

 

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: November 01, 2009
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Change Management…how do you tackle it?

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.

After participating in this webinar you’ll 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.

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

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: December 08, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Summary

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 web seminar 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.

The seminar will address:
  • What are the current guidelines for archival facilities?
  • What is LEED Certification?
    • How do Leed Standards and Archival Facility Guidelines intersect?
    • Site selection
    • Water use
    • Energy efficiency
    • Building materials
    • Indoor environmental quality
    • Building design
  • What are the pros and cons of making a decision about seeking certification for a new or existing building?
  • What are some of the steps you can take now even if you aren't creating a new building or carrying out a renovation
 
Who should attend?
Anyone who is currently planning or considering a new or remodeled archival facility. 
 
Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: April 30, 2009
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Protect Your Holdings AND Provide Access?

In collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration
...Lessons learned!

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.

Upon completion of this webinar, you’ll 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; and
  • Begin building bridges with local law enforcement/crime prevention professionals.

Who should register? Archivists and others who are responsible for or interested in learning about protecting their holdings.

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC, email your questions, and get information and tools that will help you to safeguard your holdings and provide access to your collections.

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.
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.

 

Upon completion of this class you'll 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; and,
  • Prepare a plan for developing an institutional records management policy.

 

Who should attend? Archivists, practitioners, managers, administrators, librarians, and museum professionals.

 

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast - in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to records management.

 

What should you know? Attendees also 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. (FYI, click here to 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.)

 

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Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 1
ICRM Certification Maintenance Program: 1.5


Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.

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Original Webinar Date: October 07, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Train the Trainer:  Building a Successful Continuing Education Course

How do you design quality courses (workshops and seminars), write good descriptions, and develop useful content with learning outcomes that support core competencies? In this web seminar, you’ll receive the guidance – through exercises, quizzes, and examples – that will let you do just that!

After participating in this web seminar, you’ll 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 Outcomes that support curricular core competencies;
  • Select effective evaluation methods that accurately appraise Student Learning Outcome achievement;
Who should participate?  Anyone who is considering developing and teaching a course, submitting a course proposal, and developers/instructors who want to ensure that they have all the tools at their disposal.

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast – in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and get information and tools that will help you analyze your options and make decisions!

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.

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