Get ready to focus on the skills that administrators and managers—those archivists with oversight over their department or the entire archival enterprise of their institution—need to incorporate digital records management into their archives and special collections. We will discuss both the administrative and technical needs to successfully manage archived digital records, allowing you to make thoughtful and convincing arguments to staff and superiors grounded in knowing what it takes.
A laptop with wireless connectivity is required to participate in this course.
Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:
- Describe the basic elements of a digital records program, including policy, authenticity, storage requirements, advocacy, and management strategies
- Explain the issues surrounding creating policies governing the management of digital records in your organization
- Evaluate workflows, systems, storage, and tools for managing digital records appropriate for your organization
Who Should Attend? Archivists, records managers, and special collections curators responsible for managing a digital records program
What Should You Know? Participants should have an understanding of archival practice and workflows. The Basics of Managing Electronic Records: Getting You Started webinar is recommended but not required.
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.
#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.
If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.
Attendance is limited to 35.
Responses to ""what aspect of the workshop was most valuable to you?"" included:
- ""Case studies gave good examples of what others have done. Working with Archivematica gave me a good idea of workflow, and skills I should acquire.""
- “Everything! I was coming from a background where I had little knowledge on the subject so the amount and variety of information was great!”
- ""Excellent job making complicated concepts easy to understand. Both teachers were wonderful!"" - Ann Galloway
- ""Software demos and playing - really nice to see and get my hands on, still a bit daunting in terms of overall knowledge required, but starting to feel more approachable.""
- ""I just want to mention that the electronic records course in Nashville was the most useful continuing education conference/workshop/meeting of any kind I have ever attended. I have real solutions for very real and worrisome problems, a much better and more confident approach to electronic records and plenty of answers to give people at my university when they ask about e-records. Just giving it an unsolicited thumbs-up."" - Anna M. Stadick
- ""Discussion of the relationships between archivist and key partners; demo of Archivematica that showed the various process needed to process electronic records.""