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When and Where
  • 9/17/2019 9:00 AM CDT
  • 9/17/2019 5:00 PM CDT
  • 8/18/2019 12:00 AM CDT
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • College Park
  • MD
  • Erin Faulder

After a review of the fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, you’ll be introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records. Case studies will highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with digital records.


Previously titled Appraisal of Electronic Records

Learning Outcomes: 

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

Develop an appraisal policy for your archives

Include digital records on records retention and disposal schedules

Address technical issues (such as metadata and software dependence) that arise when appraising digital records

Appraise digital records for your archives

Who Should Attend: 

Archivist practitioners, records managers, and anyone responsible for the archival appraisal of digital records

What You Should Already Know: 

Archival appraisal of records, as well as some basic knowledge about digital preservation and digital records

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.