This course was originally scheduled for September 14-15, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. Due to COVID-19 concerns and cancellations, this course will be held ONLINE. This course WILL count towards the in-person requirement for the A&D program.
This two-day course introduces the basic principles, concepts, and tools that archivists use to establish both physical and intellectual control over archival records. These include developing accession records and processing work plans; identifying common arrangement schemes for certain types of collections, as well as various formats; and how to physically organize materials during processing. You will also learn the essential elements of a finding aid and the major descriptive standards that support these elements. Particular emphasis will be placed on the day-to-day decisions made in arranging and describing archival materials. You'll also participate in a set of exercises designed to emphasise the principles and concepts of arrangement and description.
Who Should Attend? New archives professionals and graduate students in archival programs who have little or no experience in the arrangement and description of archival records; it can also be taken as a refresher course for those who have not kept abreast of changing standards and practices.
What You Should Already Know: Participants are expected to have basic archival training and education.
Registration Fee: Early-Bird / Regular
SAA Member: $299 / $369
Employee of SAA Member Institution: $359 / $449
Nonmember: $419 / $529