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When and Where
  • 11/15/2023 11:00 AM CST
  • 11/15/2023 7:00 PM CST
  • 10/16/2023 11:45 PM CDT
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle
  • WA
  • Dennis Meissner

This course WILL count towards the in-person requirement for the A&D (transformational tier) certificate program.

This in-person course will run in-person on November 15, 2023 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. U.S. pacific time (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. U.S. central time in Seattle, Washington).


Backlogs don’t have to weigh as heavily as they do. Focus on implementing concrete strategies for increasing processing rates and reducing backlogs, as outlined in the Greene-Meissner article, “More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing,” and learn as you share information and experiences with fellow course participants. Topics include appraisal, arrangement, description, digitization, and preservation, as well as development of processing plans, policies, and benchmarks. This array of topics is addressed through lecture, case studies, and group discussion.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and arguments outlined in "More Product, Less Process"
  • Implement strategies for increasing processing rates in a variety of institutions
  • Apply techniques for managing efficient processing programs, including developing processing plans, policies, and benchmarks
  • Understand how descriptive standards such as DACS can assist in the creation of descriptive records that adhere to "minimum" requirements and assist in the reuse of data in a variety of outputs
  • Develop strategies for integrating processing with other archival functions, particularly accessioning

Registration Fee: Early-Bird / Regular

SAA Member: $219 / $279

Employee of SAA Member Institution: $269 / $329

Nonmember: $309 / $389