This course WILL count towards the in-person requirement for the A&D program.
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 understanding the lifecycle of different types of audiovisual records, pre-processing assessment, and physical and intellectual arrangement. On Day 2 we will 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 and assess content and generation of archival audiovisual materials
- 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), and basic knowledge of analog audiovisual media carriers. A pre-recorded lecture on audiovisual formats will be provided in the course portal prior to the workshop for those interested.
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: $219 / $279
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $269 / $329
Nonmembers: $309 / $389