Digital archivists work with a variety of tools, such as simple command line scripts and stand-alone products to complete systems that accomplish multiple tasks. Using a sample workflow, this course will walk through the steps to consider when choosing and implementing tools, including:
- Understanding what task you are trying to make easier by using a tool
- Understanding available types of tools
- Exploring and testing options
- Making a selection Installing the tool
- Using the tool within your existing or developing workflow
Your instructor will also touch on tool maintenance issues, such as documentation and upgrades.
This course will focus on tools utilizing the Windows operating system environment. Where possible, Macintosh alternatives will be provided. The use of these products does not represent or imply SAA endorsement. SAA Education encourages the use of open source software and tools.
Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:
- Apply what you learned to evaluate tools and document their use
- Employ evaluation skills to eliminate tools you are considering using
- Document how tools are being used at your institution
- Reorganize and add tools into existing or developing workflows
- Better demonstrate comprehension of the complete picture of how to select a tool and manage your needs over time
Who Should Attend? Archivist practitioners, archivist managers, and IT professionals
What You Should Already Know: You should have a basic understanding of general archives functions and practices.
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.
Attendance is limited to 35.