This course WILL count towards the in-person requirement for the A&D program.
Building on the introduction provided in the Describing Archives: A Content Standard--Fundamentals workshop, this workshop will review options for fuller description and implementation of the standard. Participants will review the optimal and added-value elements in Parts I and II of DACS, including the selection of access points. We will also consider the implications of the revised DACS principles, such as user-centered and accessible description and documenting archival interventions on descriptive practice.
The Describing Archives: A Content Standard--Fundamentals A&D course was specifically designed as a precursor and prerequisite to this course.
Upon completion of this workshop you’ll be able to:
- Describe the impact of the new DACS principles on descriptive practices.
- Apply DACS in review of optimal and added-value elements for description of archival materials and creators.
- Understand how controlled vocabularies are used in assigning access points.
- Assess descriptions of archival materials and creators, and plan for their repurposing or migration
- Create local implementation guidelines for DACS
Who should attend:
Anyone whose work includes accessioning, arranging, and describing, or who supervises employees who do that work.
What should you already know:
Should have taken the SAA course, Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $199 / $249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $299
Nonmembers: $279 / $349