This course WILL count towards the in-person requirement for the A&D program.
Course will run two half-days---December 16 (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. U.S. central time) and December 17 (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. U.S. central time).
Learn how to arrange and describe analog sound, video, and film materials found in mixed-media archival collections over two 4-hour sessions. Day 1 will focus on understanding analog audiovisual media with sections on format identification, understanding the lifecycle of different types of audiovisual records, pre-processing assessment, and physical and intellectual arrangement. On Day 2 we will continue the arrangement discussion and then focus primarily on description of audiovisual materials in finding aids, using EAD and DACS. Throughout the workshop we will virtually process a case study collection for a concrete application of skills discussed in the lectures.
Note: This course does NOT cover born-digital sound and video, audiovisual preservation, or digitization.
Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:
• Plan and implement processing of archival collections with audiovisual media
• Identify archival audiovisual formats and assess content and generation
• Arrange audiovisual media physically and intellectually
• Describe audiovisual media effectively according to DACS and EAD
• Apply strategies for arrangement and description of media when processing at minimal, intermediate, and full levels
What You Should Already Know:
Participants should have working knowledge of the fundamentals of arrangement and description, as well as prior experience with Encoded Archival Description and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).
A&D Tier: Tactical and Strategic
A&D Core Competency:
1. Arrangement: Understand the process of organizing materials with respect to their provenance and original order to protect their context and facilitate access.
2. Description: Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.
3. Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.
4. Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials.
5. Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.
Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $199 / $249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $299
Nonmembers: $279 / $349